sethohman Posted April 9, 2008 Share Posted April 9, 2008 Any chance of getting the OEM thing fixed? Seems the faction version is supposed to be the OEM, and the Open version is the one with after market parts in it. Just a thought. Mike Perhaps I've been staring at cards too long but I have no idea what your asking here? OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. If your GM breaks down, you want OEM parts for a proper repair. Non-OEM = can have / probably has after market parts in it. It is no longer totally OEM. Your GM breaks down, you put a Fram air filter in it. From Wikipedia: Automobile industry OEMs are the industry's brand name auto manufacturers, such as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, etc. The OEM definition in the automobile industry constitutes a federally-licensed entity required to warrant and/or guarantee their products, unlike "aftermarket" which is not legally bound to a government-dictated level of liability. OEMs also apply to component manufacturers, such as Bosch, BBS, NGK, Pagid, Ferodo, etc. Identical products, such as spark plugs, may be supplied though official franchised dealers in appropriately branded packaging (Volkswagen, General Motors, etc). The same product may be supplied through general auto retail outlets (in the UK - Halfords, A1 Motor Stores, etc), or 'trade' motor factors (UK - Euro Car Parts, APD) in the manufacturer's original branded packaging. Seems like the faction version should be the Original equipment, while Open Market ones can have non-OEM parts in them. Mike Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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