Author Topic: Good vid on the problems caused by cheap/counterfeit parts -  (Read 110 times)

Offline goodfellow

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Ivan from Pine Hollow Automotive Diagnostics (PHAD) had a great video about possible counterfeit NGK plugs causing coils to wear out and possibly damaging the CAT. This is a HUGE problem -- I've seem this before. Not only in my own cars, but friends have experienced similar problems when purchasing supposedly "Name Brand" automotive products from shady sources on Amazon and ebay. The last go-round I had was with fake AC/Delco relays that were a real hazard.


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Offline muddy

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Re: Good vid on the problems caused by cheap/counterfeit parts -
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 08:42:06 PM »
While we don't see the failures or counterfeiting of parts. We do buy from an aftermarket parts company called Total Source or TVH.

Some of their parts are just fine and almost identical. As a matter of fact we've gotten OEM part that had TVH labels on under the OEM label.

However it seems that they don't have full rights or something. The part may look right at first. Them you go to install it or look at it close. And something is just a miss. Tolerance is wrong, a bolt hole in the wrong spot, etc. Often to the point we with had to modify the "new" part or order an OEM.

Yes they parts are often half the price but at what cost....

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Offline torqueman2002

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Re: Good vid on the problems caused by cheap/counterfeit parts -
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 10:44:40 AM »
I like and follow Ivan on Y-tube. He has done some great videos about 'no parts required' repairs.

I have used Amazon for common wear items - wipers, air filters; but I've had trouble with reman brake calipers not sealing at the banjo hose interface due to crappy sealing. They did make good on it, they have really good customer support. However, that has convinced me to use Rock Auto for brake parts.

This was a great video. Thanks.  :coffee2:
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Offline jabberwoki

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Re: Good vid on the problems caused by cheap/counterfeit parts -
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 07:09:22 PM »
Don`t be too keen on rock auto I`ve got some mighty shitty parts from them.
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