genuine or aftermarket parts?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 04:22
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genuine or aftermarket parts?

In particular a water pump for the 94 Jackaroo.
What would be the diff if any between the two...yes I know about $100!
And warranty. Genuine is 2year/50,000km parts&labour
and I think non genuine is ! 6month part only (cause it's purchased through other source)
Seriously, can there be much in it quality wise!?!?!?!

Reason being is that I have just had timing belt and all the other bits that go with it
done and whilst holden were doing the job I got the water pump replace as it was starting to leak.
Specified Genuine and in a mix up with paper work and verbal discussions they ended up putting
a non genuine one in!!!!

They have agreed to do the change to what I wanted, all I'm up for is the diff in part prices.
And how do I know if they will actually do it! As I don't think they'll give me the new slightly used non-gen one as proof. hhmmmmmmm!

If only they offered me 2yrs/50000km warranty for the non-gen and a voucher for 4hrs labour credit in exchange for leaving it as is. I'd take that!
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 06:19

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 06:19
I think the factory warranty on the aftermarket pump should not be an issue for them, given they fitted it.

We use factory parts on all 4wd's, unless the owner specifies they want aftermarket.
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Reply By: Top Cat - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 10:26

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 10:26
The bottom line is..........You get what you pay for.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 17:38

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 17:38
I wish I could get what I paid for but it is often not the case. I went to buy a timing belt for my Nissan syline from nissan $50 so I bought one from holden for a vl commodore $26
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Reply By: muzzimbidgie - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 12:45

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 12:45
What you could do, if you can get to the vehicle, is put a mark on the after market parts with a file or screwdriver so you know for sure they have been replaced.

I did this several years ago when buying a car, and cought the dealer out trying to rip me off. All they did was steam clean the parts, paint them, and pass them off as new, but I got right up them when I asked how come my initials were still visible scatched into the bottom of the stearing box !!
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:31

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:31
If you check the packaging of the aftermarket pumps, you will find most are made in Japan, probably just a s good as original, I put one on a vr commodore and had no probs for 4 years till i sold it..Michael
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Reply By: dogart - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:45

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:45
Went back today and spoke to the manager at holden.
Reason being that the XH falcon ute has now got a aircon leak and needs
sorting out.
I put it to him to give me 2yrs/50000km on the non-gen water pump and the value
of about 3-4 hours labour off getting the falcon fixed.
He had no problem with that. Wrote it down on my repair order and signed it
along with another fellow as a witness.
Wasn't specific as to the deal with the falcon but assured me he will look after me.

We shall see what sort of deal I get next week.

If the deal is not to my liking I'll just insist on getting the genuine w/pump put in.
I'll hagle something good out of 'em!!!

Michael, mate that's what I thought. The part is CoreTech brand and made in Japan.
And really not much to a water pump at all, I think anyway.

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Follow Up By: Moz - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:55

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 22:55
Chances are that the genuine part came from the same factory
as your non-genuine part.

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