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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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Paying for that fancy building when you aren't selling cars

I needed a pinion seal for my D90 and called the Portland LR dealer since they get parts here the next day. It is $52. Called British Pacific and it is $6. Takes three days though.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Stealership...if you can wait, go BP.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 08:03 PM
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You have to know the good dealers. And, with shit like pinion seals, it is often worth paying more for genuine parts. Roversnorth gets $15 for a genuine and $3 for the aftermarket proline. Me, I would pay $15.
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I was kidding about the three days...yes I'll wait.
OK, RN at $15 versus supposedly the same genuine part for $52 at the dealer. Hmmm.
I've replaced pinion seals many times before in Series vehicles, RRs and Defenders and I can't see that the genuine are any better than the aftermarket. Nor did either last longer than the other. I will, however, be interested to see the manufacturer on the one from BP.
Also, today I bought a bunch of diff and axle parts from RDS and George was telling me that he cannot get the American made Timken hub bearings through his supplier. His Timkens are made in the US but come from the UK at a much higher price.
Years ago, Genuine LR was my god, but I've guess I've changed religions on many of the parts for Classic RRs and Defenders.
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Could be worse.... my LR3 had a leaking pinion seal, and it cost over $2,000 to replace... apparently they do not have a procedure for replacing the actual pinion seal, so they have to replace the whole differential, and for some reason the axle assembly (as per the work order I read).... thank god for warranties...
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Could be worse.... my LR3 had a leaking pinion seal, and it cost over $2,000 to replace... apparently they do not have a procedure for replacing the actual pinion seal, so they have to replace the whole differential, and for some reason the axle assembly (as per the work order I read).... thank god for warranties...
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Could be worse.... my LR3 had a leaking pinion seal, and it cost over $2,000 to replace... apparently they do not have a procedure for replacing the actual pinion seal, so they have to replace the whole differential, and for some reason the axle assembly (as per the work order I read).... thank god for warranties...
Eh, im gonna go ahead and extend that warranty.
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