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Old 08-02-2004, 06:53 PM
Brian Carlton Brian Carlton is offline
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Location: Blue Point, NY
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Re: OEM vs Aftermarket parts

Originally posted by Hatterasguy

My point is OEM parts don't seem to cost much more but they seem to be so much better. I'm to the point where I only want OEM stuff.
Basically I am in complete agreement. With regard to the oil filter, however, I think you can be quite confident of a Hengst or Mann filter, purchased aftermarket.

I recently changed the serpentine belt on the SDL. Now as we are all painfully aware, the loss of this belt, even for one minute, can be catastrophic to the 603. So, I purchased the OEM for $43.00. A bit pricey, but I'll bet it lasts twice as long as the aftermarket POS that was on there by the PO.
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