My experience has been that you'll drive yourself nuts running around local autoparts stores trying to figure out alternate parts numbers, etc. Even if you find a match, it is likely to be off an obscure vehicle and will need to be ordered. If I am in a rush for parts the US part sources are hard to beat.
- Rovers North UPS ground will be at your door, Toronto, next day, but the import duties are brutal - mail will avoid the duty but add a few days to your delivery.
- RDS parts is another great source - George is knowledgable and you will not find better service - http://www.rdsparts.com
- lots of 300tdi stuff in stock.