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    Cool best place to get OEM parts

    Has a great breakdown section too.
    http://toyotaoempartsworld-px.rtrk.c...?siteid=215233
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    Re: best place to get OEM parts

    Looks like a good place for you Floridians. Not bad for the east coast too. A bit too far away for me though. Thanks for sharing. Tim

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    Discount Toyota parts site for Canadian members

    Not sure how long this site has been up, but I think it's new. I haven't checked prices, but think it will be better than some of your current options. Check it out and let us know what you think. Tim

    http://www.toyotapartscanada.com/oempartscat.html

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    Re: Discount Toyota parts site for Canadian members

    their address says PA? that means they're in the US?
    shipping parts to canada by UPS or fedex usually involves expensive brokerage charges

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    Re: Discount Toyota parts site for Canadian members

    Most of these discount parts sites have ridiculous shipping calculators anyhow (and that's without the brokerage fees). Still, at least these guys are willing to ship (most US based parts sites refuse to ship to Canada). I guess we won't know how expensive the shipping + BS fees will be until somebody tries it and reports back.

    I actually stopped using these type sites due to the stupid and unfair shipping charges. Last time I got screwed over I went to my local dealership and was able to negotiate a deal better than the prices most these sites charge (with no shipping). Of course I'm a business & I order a lot (so it works for me). For most others I'm guessing that's not an option & paying shipping + brokerage fees is probably still better than paying the absorbanent mark-up most Canadian "stealerships" charge. If somebody tries this, please let us know how they treat you. Tim

    FWIW: I paid the ridiculous shipping on small parts for years because they said it's just easier to calculate shipping using a percentage. Then I finally ordered something big and got hit with a huge sur-charge due to it being oversize. So I guess it only works one way. They routinely overcharge using the percentage rule, but in the rare instance it could work in your favor they still screw you over.............Guess I should have been expecting it . Okay, rant complete .

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    Re: Discount Toyota parts site for Canadian members

    I threw some parts in the cart just to see. When it came to shipping options the only one available was "international shipping ($45)". Sorry to you Canadians. Not a very good option unless you have a very large order to spread that out over. But then I am in Tacoma, Wa and can do a local pickup for $5 with 1sttoyotaparts.com so maybe $45 isn't as bad as I think.

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    Re: Discount Toyota parts site for Canadian members

    I just ordered a t-stat from http://www.toyotaonlineparts.com/
    A day later I got a partial shipping refund through paypal from the vendor which was a nice surprise - I'd happily order from him again. I was expecting to just suck it up and pay for the shipping if it meant my van could shift into OD more often!

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    Ordering parts from eBay and Amazon

    I wanted to see what parts people have ordered from eBay or Amazon that they've saved money on and are happy with?

    Admin timsrv recommended a fuel pump on eBay, which is significantly cheaper than buying locally in store.

    Fuel Pump - US Motor Works $38 eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Motor-Wor...301b65&vxp=mtr

    Fuel Pump - US Motor Works $50 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Us-Motor-Works.../dp/B004A7VT18

    Can you recommend any other good products online?

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    Re: Ordering parts from eBay and Amazon

    On some of my more comprehensive posts I embed links to Amazon and/or eBay. Some AM parts have worked out well for me but some have failed miserably. For the parts I specify OEM, it's usually due to problems I've had with AM. Here's a thread will lot's of embedded links (most start on page 2). http://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/s...ngine-Overhaul

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    Re: Ordering parts from eBay and Amazon

    I recently re-bushed the control arms on the front of my van and just decided to order these from Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HCOC8PW/

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFHW5UQ/

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFHTT8C/

    I have only put a couple of hundred miles on my van since doing this (and at the same time I replaced the sway bar bushings and end links, strut rod bushings, shocks, and inner tie rod ends with brand-name and OEM stuff) so I can't comment on their longevity, but they did look good, were packaged professionally, and shipped quickly... so... ? I can say that in the scant ~200 miles I've logged since doing the work and getting an alignment, the van has performed excellent and is a treat to drive.

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    Where to buy parts

    I was wondering where the best place to buy OEM parts would be online. I've come across a couple sites like https://parts.olathetoyota.com/ and toyotapartsdeal.com but don't know if either of these are reliable.

    Would it be better for me to just buy the parts straight from my local dealer?

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    Re: Where to buy parts

    The dealer only sells OEM and while expensive there is no guess work involved, the right parts that fit and work.
    The downside is it can be expensive, but cheap parts that don't perform properly are even more expensive, in the long run.
    Many things I will only buy OEM, thermostats come to mind.
    There are also several discount OEM parts sources on line but I haven't used any personally.
    Different dealers will have different pricing structures so it can be worthwhile looking around but its equally important to find an outfit you trust.
    Rock auto can be a good source for A/M but one has to watch the shipping costs as they can escalate in strange ways sometimes.
    Your location and finances may also dictate what is the best choice for you.
    Scouring the forums will yield much in the way of part numbers and sources, so always good to do a quick search.

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    Re: Where to buy parts

    The other thing one has to consider with parts purchases is what happens when things go wrong?
    Knowing how a company deals with problems (incorrect/damaged parts) in advance can be worth its weight in saved aggravation, cost and downtime.

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    Re: Where to buy parts

    ill always check ebay for aftermarket or oem parts..usually theres some sort or checks and balances for transactions and often i can get a better deal than most other places. ive often been able to get better than dealer prices on auto, motorcycle and bicycle parts..

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    Re: Where to buy parts

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I used to be a Jaguar parts manager.
    Even back then there were resellers of OEM products.

    I had previously been told by factory reps that contracted parts that failed to pass inspection would often show up in clearance houses instead of being destroyed.
    I had a hard time buying the argument and we did succumb to temptation.

    At the time, upper control arm bushings retailed for $99ea (4 req'd, dlr cost was $77) we bought "Genuine OEM in factory packaging" out of the US at $23/
    we started with 4 car sets (16 bushes) sold them at half normal retail ($50/) and it seemed like a great deal for all.
    (understand that this was on top of $300 labour plus full alignment)
    The parts came in factory packaging and we couldn't tell them from what was on the shelf(true OEM).
    We ended up eating all 4 sets inside of 3 months and swore never to repeat that mistake.

    I suspect it had a lot to do with company size, Jag outsourced most everything whereas Toyota exerted far more control over their parts acquisitions, but it is something to consider when things seem "to good to be true".
    Just saying.....

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    Re: best place to get OEM parts

    If local pickup in the Eugene-Springfield area is convenient for you, Lithia Toyota Parts (https://www.lithiatoyotaparts.com) has discount online pricing equivalent to other online Toyota parts sources.

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    Re: best place to get OEM parts

    Authorized Denso and AKE resellers. They supply the stuff to Toyota. 20 % less.

    Rock auto, Advance and others are. If in doubt ask.

    I would guess 90% of the sensors on Ebay are fake.
    Last edited by Kombi; 01-22-2019 at 12:01 AM. Reason: forgot something

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