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stovebolt

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Replacement parts - Country of Origin
« on: February 26, 2014, 07:42:12 PM »
I've been told by a couple of parts men that some aftermarket parts that come in boxes with a label stating "Made in U.S.A." are not necessarily made in the U.S.A. Does anyone have any evidence of this being the case? Once upon a time parts that could be stamped were stamped with the county of origin. Now a lot of parts are not stamped so we have to rely on the country of origin stated on the box to be correct. Any experiences, opinions? Thanks, Joe.

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Re: Replacement parts - Country of Origin
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 07:48:23 PM »
I may be wrong on this, but I believe 'raw parts' can be shipped from overseas, and then a minimum amount of work added here (in the US) and still qualify for a 'made in the us' tag without violating any current laws; that 'minimum amt' of work might involve as little as 'boxing' up individual parts in individual boxes which ARE 'made in the USA' and labeled as such.
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Re: Replacement parts - Country of Origin
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 08:14:20 PM »
Not car part related, but a similar story. I bought a sprayer for the farm to spray weeds etc...About the third use it quit, it was the pump motor. I took it off and on the bottom it was cast into the part - MADE in CHINA. On the side of the plastic tank was a decal that said, PROUDLY MADE in the USA! The company is called FIMCO. They would not honor their product or replace it and I swore them off and I wouldn't buy anything from that company again. They probably make condoms as far as I know based on their quality.
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Re: Replacement parts - Country of Origin
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 12:05:58 AM »
 FIMCO... You mean...  Faulty International Motor Company. I sure hope they don't make condoms :'(
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Re: Replacement parts - Country of Origin
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 03:24:45 AM »
Damn you FIMCO condoms!..... now I have 4 kids... :D :D :D :D
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