Injector Rip-off

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Injector Rip-off

Post by T-Kaddy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:30 pm

Does anyone else think this looks like stinking profiteering by Siemens/VDO?

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Re: Injector Rip-off

Post by the swan fiend » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:16 pm

That’s a rip off, but whatever you do, don’t pay that. You can get them much cheaper. Try PF Jones. They seem to be well regarded on here from what I’ve read.


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Re: Injector Rip-off

Post by T-Kaddy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:45 pm

Hi swan friend. This pic is from PF Jones web site just an hour ago! I rubbed out their logos so as not to name them. Not their fault though, obviously.

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Re: Injector Rip-off

Post by Handyandy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:15 pm

There expensive are they good plated or something i paid £1200 to have 4 supplied and fitted and recoding mind you i thought that was expensive at the time i'm glad i didn't go to that place
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Re: Injector Rip-off

Post by Doc » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:20 pm

I don't see how you can say it's profiteering from Siemens VDO when the price is from a retailer selling at full MSRP.
PF Jones have long been the lowest price supplier for these injectors, for years they have been selling well discounted. I can only assume that because of Brexit, there has been some action from the UK importer to enforce selling at full MSRP. Such a shame really.

You might be best contacting someone outside of the UK to import just what you need if the UK market is now enforcing MSRP on these.
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Re: Injector Rip-off

Post by T-Kaddy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:46 pm

I'm just amazed at the price difference especially after reading on here that the 1.6tdi is by far the most common Caddy, it sure looks like profiteering to me (by somebody) but hey, I'm old. You may well be right about finding an import route should I ever need replacements. These things must have their own ECU! 😁

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Re: Injector Rip-off

Post by thecolourpurple » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:48 pm

Autodoc are doing vdo injectors today with 37% discount. Coming in at less than £300 including tax.

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Re: Injector Rip-off

Post by c@ddyme » Mon May 03, 2021 9:43 am

Ive just checked on autodoc coming in today at £272 each, 40% discount if anyone is in need...
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