Best one I had was an inlet manifold gasket for a Rover V8. Realised I
needed one at the last minute (on a Saturday) so went to a nearby Land
Rover main dealer. Was treated like a Russian olegart - sat down at a desk
in the showroom, offered a cup of coffee, while the man in a suit fetched
it for me.
Came in a nice box - at 28 quid plus VAT. Normal price elsewhere then -
about 6 quid.
*Letting a cat out of the bag is easier than putting it back in *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
I worked for a Rover dealer in the late 80s, different pricing for the
*exact* same part number* depending on what vehicle the customer said he
wanted it for...
*part number printed on invoice changed with the vehicle, they weren't
so stupid as to be that obvious :)
Not much sympathy here I'm afraid. You have a computer connected to the
intergoogles or you wouldn't be posting this so you can check Ebay, Euro Car
Parts etc before buying anything. If you want to pay 18 quid for an oil
filter it's your own choice. I've just bought a Crossland oil filter for my
Focus from Euro Car Parts for £2.16 inc free delivery. The one for your car
is about £4.50. Caveat Emptor and all that.
It is worth shopping around - when I had a rad puncture on a Vauxhall, I
went to the local motor factors and Serck Marston (?) who supply to the
trade. In the end, the cheapest source was - Vauxhall main dealer.
Also I've used a pattern-part oil filter before that had some one-way
valve missing and that ended up costing a fair bit :-(
Not all pattern parts are created equal and it's preferable to look up
the part by the OEM's application and not rely on a cross reference.
One (small) motor factor I used to use managed to "condense" their range
of oil filters down by nearly half by cross referencing between OEM's...
On Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 8:13:36 AM UTC, Bob Dodds wrote:
Alot of people are paying over the odds for vauxhall parts, as they dont kn
ow where to go to get parts from.
Compare the market from over 100+ car suppliers when looking for your vauxh
all parts by using these guys.... this website is a 'Car Parts Comparison'
website used by the trade.
let me know how much you save?!!
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