I buy most of after market parts from Rock Auto, oemacuraparts.com for anything not available after market. I rarely by auto parts from EBay, only a few items like clips or stickers.The Aisin TB kit is $168 including the water pump on Rock Auto and I would trust that source much more than ebay on being authentic. JMO
Don't discount RockAuto altogether. They sell 4 pack of NGK 95350(OE on my 2015 Tech) plugs for under $60, you can't even buy 2 of these plugs from online dealer for that price. RockAuto can be a great source of quality OE or aftermarket parts, by far one of the best online parts stores, IMO.Ha! Good luck with Rock Auto. It’s cheap
For a reason.
Funny, timing belt itself isn't included in the list, LOL, I suppose it's typo.Just had it done. This place has coupons which you may be able to use at your dealer:
Acura of Milford
1503 Boston Post Rd., Milford, CT
Service: (203) 490-0236
Timing Belt Special
Expires: March 30, 2019
Was $1350.00- Now $995.95- includes: timing belt tensioner, drive belt, water pump and coolant.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!
Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other Restrictions may apply, see dealer for details. Plus tax and hazardous waste fee if applicable.
These statements make no sense. Cheap Chinese parts are by definition counterfeit.I'm well aware that Rock Auto sells cheap Chinese parts, but at least they tell you what those are in most part. I don't think they knowingly sell counterfeit parts though. If I can't trust Rock Auto, I have no clue who to trust.
Not really. Counterfeit parts are cheap but not all cheap(relatively) Chinese parts are counterfeit. Many Moog suspension parts are now made in China. The company sources some of their products to China, which aren't counterfeit. I'm talking about some Chinese brands like Uro, Meyle and BeckArnley, etc., they're cheap but not counterfeit, I do use some of them but never for critical parts. Do you know who use them mostly? Those who rebuild totaled vehicles.These statements make no sense. Cheap Chinese parts are by definition counterfeit.
Water pump MAY be in excellent condition now, but will it stay in good working condition until next TB replacement? How about tensioner and idler pulley?I had Acura do it, it cost $720, they said the the water pump was in excellent condition so they left it in place.
I can't imagine 'not' replacing the water pump when replacing the timing belt. It's right there and easy to replace since they already have torn into it and you've essentially already paid for all that labor. In addition, there's no way the tech can determine the condition of the water pump bearings by just looking at it and any seals are now years and many miles old.they said the the water pump was in excellent condition so they left it in place.
Rock Auto sells variety of brands, from OE NGK spark plugs for Mercedes and my Acura MDX, Akebone pads and Zimmerman rotors to some questionable brands, giving the buyers the true choice. But I have never heard of anyone actually received COUNTERFEIT auto parts from Rock Auto.Unfortunately Rock Auto is no stranger to counterfeit auto parts or cheap parts , do a search and you will see that all the online main suppliers have issues with the influx of counterfeit parts as they all buy from china or suppliers that buy from china! The OEM parts counterfeit market is huge so one is better off purchasing these type of parts direct only.