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#16 syracusestars37

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 06:49 AM

Is design change and design flaw the same thing?

 

BRP are hard up on quality, so I can't see them changing suppliers unless there is a major problem that directly affects warranty claims. I have yet to see any signs of problems with the pistons, so I don't see any hint of this happening. So with the same supplier, how would any lower cost translate to a different part number?

 

I'm with Ken that a part number change was more likely an update. Was it an update to fit both NA and turbo? If the part number is the same for both, then I would guess it was an update. Like DJM said, I haven't heard of a problem with the pistons on the NA engine. Have any of you?

They are not the same IMO. Generally one costs the company a lot of money. The other one generally has an upfront cost in tooling followed by healthy reductions in said component cost.



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Posted 05 August 2020 - 08:58 AM

Cost efficiency ,they've been doing it for years with the pwc ,and other stuff .






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