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Stant vs OEM Thermostat and rad cap

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by cr500taco, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Jul 2, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    cr500taco

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    I am going to be swapping out my radiator and just out of curiosity, I checked out the price on the t-stat at the dealership. The t-stat was a little over $30 without the gasket, which was around $7. Didn't check on the price for the rad cap. I usually buy Stant and the last Stant t-stat I bought was under $10 with the gasket. I am wondering if it's worth paying over three times as much for the OEM?
     
  2. Jul 2, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    I would go with OEM just because Toyota makes some good, quality stuff and I'd pick them over other companies. Just my .02 though
     
  3. Jul 2, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    Your .02 counts.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    You're shopping at the wrong toyota sites. Shop around....

    I did a quick search online for a t-stat for a 3.4L on partznet.com
    http://www.trademotion.com/parts/19...YOTA&model=TACOMA&submodel=&vehicleid=1279009

    I'm pretty sure partznet.com is having 10% off Holiday sale. I'm not sure if the prices shown reflect that...or not.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    Thanks for posting that website. I went to another dealer and got a better price for the t-stat and gasket. The last dealer's prices were actually a little better than TM prices with their shipping charge. But, I will bookmark them for future use.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2013 at 2:45 AM
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    If the online price is cheaper - tell your local dealership about it. Sometimes dealers will price-match. I've done it with my local dealers.

    Good Luck!
     
  7. Jul 4, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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    Good point, didn't think about trying to see if they'll beat online prices. That's how I got the prices from the 2nd dealer. He beat the prices of the first dealer that I went to.
     
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