OT: Buyer Beware

jcoyle at iinet.net.au jcoyle at iinet.net.au
Wed Apr 17 01:26:49 EDT 2019


Even dealer parts sometimes leave a lot to be desired - a head gasket for a Ford Escort only had cooling holes punched on one side!  Led to a very hot engine...

John in Brisbane



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From: PDML <pdml-bounces at pdml.net> On Behalf Of Alan C
Sent: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 2:45 AM
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Subject: Re: OT: Buyer Beware

After my fiasco, I couldn't agree with you more. The replacement parts I will be receiving tomorrow cost roughly 3x the price of the cheap stuff.

Alan C

On 15-Apr-19 06:01 PM, Godfrey DiGiorgi wrote:
> Ach! I used to love working on engines. But I have no place to do it any more. Never got tired of it, and still find it a fun endeavor (if sometimes a lot of work) when I get the chance.
>
> But my rule of thumb has always been "buy the best parts you can." Cheap stuff is almost always not worth the discount, with rare exception.
>
> G
>> "The older I get, the faster I was."
>
>
>
> Godfrey


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