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do i really need to buy original genuine parts

  • 30-10-2023 10:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 39

    got an 2009 ford transit and need to change diesel fuel filter but few guys say i need to buy genuine one from ford main dealers but would the good aftermarket one not do just as well?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,479 ✭✭✭✭bucketybuck

    For a 2009 van I wouldn't be too worried about genuine parts.

    I'd still fit a good filter and not some cheap shite from god knows where, but it doesn't need to be genuine.

    The need for genuine relates more to vehicles within warranty, as it is a term of manufacturers warranty that genuine parts must be used and so spurious parts can and will be used as an excuse to invalidate a claim should one be needed.

    But 2009 is well past the point of worrying too much about that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,978 ✭✭✭✭elperello

    As above with a van that age you don't need OEM.

    If you know of a good independent motor factor order one there.

    If they are established and genuine they won't sell you rubbish.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,119 ✭✭✭BlakeS94

    I recently went to my local ford dealer and got a fuel filter for my 2010 Mondeo 2.0 tdci, €72. Needless to say I returned it and got a Mann filter for €30, which is the exact same filter without FoMoCo written on it.

    So I'd say for your 2009 get a Mann filter.

    I service a family members Kuga. That's a Purflux filter. Oil and air filter is Mahle

    There is no "genuine" parts, just find who the manufacturer uses to write their name on parts.

  • Registered Users Posts: 167 ✭✭mode1990

    Wouldn't be too worried about the filter , buy quality oil and change it more frequently, on older cars it's the pickup syphon clogging with carbon a good oil has detergents that prevent the engine being starved of oil even though the dipstick shows its full of oil !

  • Registered Users Posts: 757 ✭✭✭mk7r

    Believe it or not they don't actually just take an aftermarket part and stamp "Ford" or whatever on them. They are normally made by Mahle, Purflux etc but to a different spec to their aftermarket parts and on a different production line.

    That said will an aftermarket Mahle filter be fine, yes of course it will.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,119 ✭✭✭BlakeS94

    Okay fair enough I didn't know that, every day is a school day.

    Different spec as in how small they filter down to? I.e better quality?

  • Registered Users Posts: 757 ✭✭✭mk7r

    Yes generally the OEM will be better built, finer mesh, more surface area etc or with suspension parts, better quality rubber and steel. Every manufacturer has their own specs and tolerances they set out.

    That said an aftermarket filter from a decent brand will still be good, just not the same as the OEM