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Old 09-04-2021, 01:04 PM
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Bosch alternator with Valeo components?

I just bought this brand new Bosch alternator from FCP Euro:

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...tor-x5-al9413x

Super weird. Comes in a Bosch box. The black plastic casing on the back (which I can now see plainly in the image on the FCP site) says Valeo. There's a Genuine Bosch sticker on the metal alternator casing. Took off the back case and the voltage regulator and electronics are all Valeo, lol!

I have no issue with this in principle, but what do you think is going on here? Is it possible these two companies have merged or something?
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Old 09-04-2021, 01:49 PM
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Is it new or rebuilt?

If rebuilt, maybe the rebuilders put Valeo components in there?
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I trust the Valeo VR more so I have no problem with that


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I'm neutral on the brand. Either one is fine. Just found it interesting.

Anyway, I sent it back bc after replacing the VR on my 205k mi alternator, which now works perfectly well ; )
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