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Old 05-16-2018, 09:12 AM
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Just a question about part ESR3172.
After a complete gearbox job, one of the 3 rubber supports broke. I bought a similar support at the corner shop, indicated for Ford Escort-Ford Sierra. But as I like to have my Disco just like the day she left production line, and the few problems that it has had for 20 years involve costs that I can fortunately pay, I decided to buy from UK, 3 genuine supports to replace them all .
After the wait and the expense, 3 supports arrived, so similar to the original part, like that support that I bought in the corner shop, without any identification as it would be the sticker of Genuine Part.
My question is: has someone bought that piece lately? Could they have changed the mold? (I know, it's a minor detail but I paid 15 x more for that, haha!)
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Support I got (It doesn't have these strips)


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Old 05-16-2018, 12:07 PM
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um....really? does it matter? like..at all? I'd be happy to sell you every single exhaust support off of my truck if you so desire to have the ridges...
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:16 PM
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Like anything on these older trucks, Genuine parts are becoming harder to find, and Those marked "genuine" with LR tags are often 3rd party manufacturers as well (they change over time).. This happened to me recently when I bought parts from a dealer, with genuine parts, and the part number on the bag was a BritPart number, Land Rover logo.. I questioned why I paid dealer price for Britpart, and they didn't have a response..
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:00 AM
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The ribbed exhaust hanger is the original design. Last year I replaced my hangers with so called oem parts. They failed earlier this year. I have now purchased genuine parts from Rimmer Bros. They cost three times as much but I expect them to last. They feel more substantial and were stiffer and certainly more difficult to install. I have had similar problems with replacement engine hoses.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:34 AM
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Thank You, the supplier argues, these "flat surface" hangers are supplied without label by JLR.... As I?m 12.000km far, all I can do is to last more money.

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I've replaced my exhaust hangers a bunch of times, Genuine or not, they all break under desert vibrations. Years ago I put a snug pipe clamp around them, under the heat shielding. No more breaks. :-)
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:13 AM
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I update this topic. I got direct contact with JLR. They told me to contact official representative in my country. There they confirmed to me that those pieces are not genuine as the site lrseries tells me. They supplied a new support with exactly same mold shape as original.
Lrseries supplier has taken advantage of the fact that i'm far away , replacing "genuine parts" with "alternative" parts. Be careful...

Maybe a simple support sounds too purist, yes, my Disco 1 carries with me 20 years of daily use, but the few times that it was necessary to change a spare part, genuine pieces were used so that it looks incredible. For example it is invited to LR stand as Disco absolutely standard in the local expo of classic cars at the opportunity of the 70 years of LR.
And also "I had paid for a genuine exhaust support".

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