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Having changed my pulleys and belt on my celsior last year I am starting to get a little squealing on start up which I thought was a little too soon and as it is time for an oil change  I would see about both jobs ( I would like to wait for 20 degrees mind you).

Youtube's analytics seem to have read my mind and showed me this video in my feed.... what do you guys think?

 

 

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30 minutes ago, skyway said:

Having changed my pulleys and belt on my celsior last year I am starting to get a little squealing on start up which I thought was a little too soon and as it is time for an oil change  I would see about both jobs ( I would like to wait for 20 degrees mind you).

Youtube's analytics seem to have read my mind and showed me this video in my feed.... what do you guys think?

 

 

That video is very informative and a good indicator of the state of the world, you just cannot trust anybody .

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I think this video has been mentioned here before - I have stopped buying branded parts from ebay for this reason.

Best to pay a little more and by from dealer for piece of mind

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30 minutes ago, cruisermark said:

I think this video has been mentioned here before - I have stopped buying branded parts from ebay for this reason.

Best to pay a little more and by from dealer for piece of mind

Toyota and some dealers have a presence on ebay - it's who you are purchasing from that is important, not the platform you use.

amazon is the same - look who the seller is.

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22 hours ago, cruisermark said:

I think this video has been mentioned here before - I have stopped buying branded parts from ebay for this reason.

Best to pay a little more and by from dealer for piece of mind

Couldn’t agree more - been burned too many times with utter garbage from eBay and some of the other ‘low cost’ Auto parts websites.

I now go main dealer unless it’s a proven aftermarket alternative.

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Eye opening video and personally I think it should be pasted in every subsection of the forum so as many folk as possible can see it and make them think before they buy.

Excellent post Skyway 👍

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On 2/17/2021 at 10:16 AM, cruisermark said:

I think this video has been mentioned here before - I have stopped buying branded parts from ebay for this reason.

Best to pay a little more and by from dealer for piece of mind

I have to disagree, unless it's a part that only Lexus can provide.

We have a couple of motor factors here in Preston who supply parts to the trade, Far cheaper than main dealer but a supply chain that can be traced and you know you're getting good quality components.

Both of them have been in business for decades - if they were supplying dodgy stuff they wouldn't have built up such good reputations.

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3 hours ago, Herbie said:

I have to disagree, unless it's a part that only Lexus can provide.

We have a couple of motor factors here in Preston who supply parts to the trade, Far cheaper than main dealer but a supply chain that can be traced and you know you're getting good quality components.

Both of them have been in business for decades - if they were supplying dodgy stuff they wouldn't have built up such good reputations.

Have you got their name etc

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45 minutes ago, Bluesman said:

Have you got their name etc

One of them is:

Dodgsons of Preston
143-155 Fylde Rd,
Preston
PR1 2XP
Tel: 01772 257337

Unfortunately they don't have a website but they are very helpful on the phone.

The other is:

Well, the other one I was thinking of was Andrew Page, but while just looking for contact details I've just discovered that AP has been bought out be EuroCarParts.

We do have other motor factors around here but Dodgsons and Andrew Page are/were the two I dealt with most.

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