Date: 22 Jan 2003 02:09:29 GMT
Subject: Re: Thermostat

Someone who looks an awful lot like Lineone <> wrote: > Non-OEM parts are available at significantly less than 50. In several > decades of motoring I've never fitted an OEM thermostat to other than a > Triumph (British Leyland parts were always dirt cheap). > Thermostat is not the most difficult to manufacture part on the planet, > moreover the symptoms of failure are highly observable - you have a > temperature gauge in the cabin. ...and the damage created by a defective one is much higher than the amount of money saved by going cheap. But, I suppose, it's like buying cheap oil might be just fine. For the cost savings, why risk it? The car is worth a hell of a lot more than the 25 or 50 bucks you're going to save.

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