Well i've ordered in the outdoor power portion of walboro for years thru my hardware store with our outdoor program. In our recent outdoor power equipment magazine (OPE) their was a write up on how walboro recently just sold out to a chineese company. I hope the auto branch didn't but i'm sure if the outdoor power side was bought out then the auto branch was too.
__________________ 2000 Trans am with a slight adjustment
I read an article in a chevy mag about counterfeit parts once before. It talked about heads, intakes, etc being made in china. I had no idea about the pumps though.. I guess you gotta buy from a quality salesman.
__________________ 2004 Silverado ECSB, 408 Stroker, 4l60E, 3500 fuddle stall, 43lb injectors, full bolts ons, 4.11's and trutrac, built 4l60E, tuned by TRT.
408 stroker: Forged 4.00" stroke Eagle crankshaft, Callies Compstar 6.125" rods, Mahle -12cc pistons, hand ported 317 cast heads(w/ stainless valves and PRC dual valve springs), TSP MS3 cam, Comp Cams pushrods, and all new ARP fastners, etc etc..
I bought mine from EPP and Bob confirmed and reenforced the fact that they only buy directly from Walbro. I got my pumps today and although to the layman it would be hard to tell, they look like quality Walbro pieces. They also had some of the best pricing on them as well.
I felt so sorry for one guy I saw buy those after he posted the pics up. He was so proud of his "deal" I actually told him "they sure look like they make good power." Then I just unsubscribed to the thread made a mental note of his name then never spoke to him again.
I can't stand fake Chinese crap undermining what little manufacturing capability the US still has left.