Originally Posted by Kirmie
The question is whether they are dropping or changing? It could very well be that they throw out the plastics that weigh too much as defects now. As long as the plastics hold up while properly doing their job I'm happy. These aren't exactly moving parts at the moment.
It works both ways now if the part is too light or too heavy then there is something wrong with it that won't be worth the time to figure out so they grind it and re-use the material.
I have had many non moving parts break on me from normal type work, they are cheaply made already. I can't imagine that this will make them the same strength or stronger though they will sell it as the same. Besides that have you every tried to buy one of these OEM parts the price rarely reflects the cost of material in the product, the mark-ups should be criminal.
I spent the first 3 years of my working life doing reactive molding, injection molding, slush molding and vacuum forming car parts and unless they are using new cheaper material this will just cheapen the cars and increase their OEM parts orders.