Are these heat exchangers original or repro?

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by scote, Apr 26, 2013.

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    I've just taken a punt that they are original, seller described them as original on fleabay. They might be going back if they are not
  2. Are there any VW markings, I would have expected to see VW logo stamped somewhere?
  3. foe


  4. ^this. Take a look down the big circular tube where the air pipes connect. If there are big wide fins as in the right-hand pic, they're genuine. Thin blobby ones, they're repro.

    May or may not be a VW logo stamped somewhere. Also: if they're bloody heavy, they're real - good 'uns weigh a ton!

    If the blokes touting them as genuine and they're not, send them back. Repros are two a penny...
  5. Fingers crossed there genuine ones dude
    If they are you will really notice the difference in heat
  6. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    i think those are jk beetle repros tbh !
  7. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

  8. I'd know if they were original if I had them, not arrived yet. I meant can anyone tell from the picture. They were advertised as original.
    fingers crossed
  9. They look the same in a picture TBH, you'll just have to wait and see. If I were selling OG ones, I'd include a pic of the fins to remove any doubt.
  10. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    Did the seller say they are genuine vw, or he thinks they're original ?
  11. foe


    To be honest your not going to know until you get them. It's extremely difficult if near impossible to tell from one picture.

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