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Too good to be true?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Shortman5, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Mar 2, 2017 at 3:37 PM
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    Shortman5

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    I went to Toyota today and bought a water pump, timing belt, and spark plugs. I paid $244 for everything. When I got home I was doing a few google searches on any other parts I might need. I came across this kit with everything I need to replace but it's easily a good $150-$200 cheaper than if I just got it all from Toyota. What are the chances it's counterfeit or relabeled parts?

    Here's a link.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/180729034728?_mwBanner=1

    EDIT : I still need the thermostat which is $60 plus the pulleys which I'm guessing are around ~$60ea and belts maybe ~$25 EA.
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    Dealerships are always known to jack up (off?:D) prices.

    Also, unless that is just a generic picture, I'm pretty sure out water pump gaskets are supposed to look like wangs.
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    Yeah but that's a pretty significant savings.

    Gasket is the same one I got. The ones you are referring to are for the 4bangers I believe
     
  4. Mar 2, 2017 at 3:47 PM
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    Ah yeah, you are correct. It's for the 2.7.
     
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    Wait, you said you'd paid $244. The kit you linked is $280.

    I am confused.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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    Well I also ordered a thermostat which was ~$60....still need the pulleys, belts, and whatever else is included.....just speculating the pulleys are ~60 each and belts are ~20 each
     
  7. Mar 2, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    Id buy that
     
  8. Mar 2, 2017 at 5:18 PM
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    Found this. Counterfeit OEM "genuine" eBay water pump
     
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    there are two kits on ebay, ok well 4 actually, one kit is the basic kit with most of what you "need" to change and the other is the complete kit that comes with "everything" including fan belts and tensioners.

    two of the kits are made up of good quality parts but not necessarily the same oem brands as Toyota uses and then there are the two other of the same kits that cost more because they are only including factory oem "brands" parts

    the same guy sells both versions of these kits in both "oem brand" or "aftermarket brand" choices so just read carefully what the description says and send the seller a question to be sure you know what you are buying before you buy
     
  10. Mar 2, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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    Link in OP has over 1,700 units sold. Figure it has to be legit or that a shit ton of claims and returns
     
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    So which one is the legit OEM?

    Also yeah, 1700 sold..must be doing something right.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2017 at 7:18 PM
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    AS I MENTIONED READ CAREFULLY AND IF YOU ARENT SURE....... ASK IN THE ASK QUESTION ABOUT IT LINK ON EBAY AD

    he sells both versions of the kit and recreates the ads every now and then so the number sold means nothing

    the one that is all oem parts SAYS ITS ALL OEM PARTS if it doesn't say it then its not

    the one in the link says:

    Premium kit with only genuine and original equipment parts. All parts are the exact same as the original parts on Toyota.

    it cant get much clearer or plainer English then that guys

    the ebay seller with a reputation we have come to trust is aircabinman

    this would be the "basic" genuine oem parts kit http://www.ebay.com/itm/V6-3-4-TIMI...750996?hash=item2c5f7f7a94:g:aGYAAOSwnDZUFgTb

    and this is the "complete" genuine all oem parts kit http://www.ebay.com/itm/180729034728

    I hope that make things clear for everyone
     
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    I was more or less asking for a link to the one. Yes, I saw that.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2017 at 7:27 PM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    If you go to the description it list the manufacturer of each part. I trust them but you have to read carefully. Remember, as old as these trucks are getting Toyo. no longer makes anything for them and buys their parts from vendors also.
     
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    actually Toyota "never" made anything for them, almost everything for these trucks came from outside manufacturers and was made by asin, with just a few exceptions like belts and hoses and few other things like that, so just about any replacement part that is the "asin" brand, will be a genuine oem exact replacement part but cheaper then getting one with a Toyota sticker on the box
     
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    Take into account, most part departments run at leat a 30% margin on parts...
     
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    That's really good info.
     
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    after you spend about a year here reading the forums, these guys will teach you more then you ever wanted to know about everything about tacomas, weather you wanted to know it or not lol
     
  19. Mar 2, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    Either they MUCH higher than 30% or the parts are cheaper for a reason.
     
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    Aircabinmam is who I bought a kit from. As far as I could tell the kit was exactly what it was listed to be. I was happy...
     

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