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I ordered what should have been a genuine Thermostat tube for LR3 from a reputable seller. I received a part that appears to be of good quality but not sure it is genuine. I looked up the item number, it is manufactured by Blau Aftermarket in Austria.
Thermostat housing

part serial numbers appear to be melted off. Normally I would return the part and not think twice but I hate to lose more time. Would you use it?

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I’m not sure if it’s the case for this part, but I’ve read that in many cases, vendors will sell a Genuine part at a lower price under the supplier brand name that made it. It’s actually the exact same part, and they just melt or grind off the factory part number. It doesn’t impact the structure of it, so if it looks like a decent part, I’d use it.
 

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This is 100% true. LR didn’t manufacture that, they contracted it. Vehicle manufacturers are more like “vehicle assemblers” as most of them contract the electrical to one company, the suspension to another, etc etc.

My primary concern would be if you paid OEM price and/or it felt cheap
 
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