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#2781160 - 10/23/12 12:29 PM Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts
nobb Online   content


Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 78
Loc: Canada
What do you guys normally buy when it comes to replacement parts? Rebuilt, re-manufactured, new (OEM), or new (aftermarket)? Also, what has your experience been with such parts in terms of longevity?

I recently replaced my starter motor and was surprised at the price difference between buying a rebuilt unit vs a new unit. As far as I could tell, the part looked brand new. I got great service too as I bought it from a specialty store where it seemed like the guy specialized in alternators and starters.

Only time will tell how long this part lasts...

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#2781165 - 10/23/12 12:32 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
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Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 674
Loc: Northern Virginia
I have a reman wiper motor that is still doing its job 4 years after install. It was a couple hundred cheaper than a Honda OEM.

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#2781176 - 10/23/12 12:40 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
dtownfb Offline


Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 34
Loc: PA
Electronics/sensors - new (OEM mostly unless I know I can get away with aftermarket.

Wear items (brakes, rotors, bearings etc) - aftermarket

Parts that will likely fail only once in my ownership (alternators, steering racks come to mind) - rebuilt or re-manufactured

I also trust my mechanic and his opinion. He'll let me know if I can get away with re-built versus new. He has proven time and time again that he is a man of his word.
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#2781215 - 10/23/12 01:05 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
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Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3439
Loc: USA
New starters,calipers,water pumps at auto parts stores are China sourced.Everything from Dorman new is Chinese.Cardone new is Chinese.Under those conditions I think I would rather have a good rebuilt unit or an NOS new dealer part (Mopar,Motorcraft...etc).

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#2781253 - 10/23/12 01:33 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
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Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 704
Loc: SC
I also would go with new OEM or rebuilt OEM over chinese products.
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#2781267 - 10/23/12 01:47 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 4302
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
I've done the "discount auto parts" (now advance auto parts) alternator thing for years. They fail sometimes. But they do stand behind the products.

However, I've found that sometimes, there are "factory new" not chinese, parts available on ebayy for great prices. I always check this first.

For example, ford 4.6L/5.4L alternators are removed "nearly new" for ambulance conversions.
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#2781283 - 10/23/12 02:00 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
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Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 486
Loc: Maryland
"Rebuilt" and "remanufactured" have no specific meaning. The work could range from dunking in a parts cleaner to completely replacing all wear parts.

In some cases a part sold as "rebuilt" might actually be new. Rebuilt parts carry a lower import tariff, and warranty replacement usually specifies a rebuilt part. Rather than have two part numbers that would lead to customer questions, new parts are used under the "rebuilt" part number.

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#2781288 - 10/23/12 02:05 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
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Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 163
Loc: Ct., USA
Call me old fashioned, but new is new. And OEM is OEM. I'm a once and done guy, and for my time and money, new and OEM are the surest way of it going in and performing as expected.

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#2781428 - 10/23/12 04:05 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 5227
Loc: CT
Brand new OE or OEM, not a big fan of redoing jobs.

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#2781643 - 10/23/12 07:31 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
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Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Texas
Thought to ponder...sometime the aftermarket products are improved over OEM simply because they fix what was wrong in the original design....

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#2781648 - 10/23/12 07:35 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 2207
Loc: Southeastern, PA
It's nice you support the local guy. We had a local starter/alternator/generator rebuild guy back when I worked in a garage. He did good work and don't remember ever having problems.
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#2781696 - 10/23/12 08:16 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 2458
Loc: Ohio
i prefer 250,000 mile used OEM over new Chinese parts
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#2782051 - 10/24/12 09:54 AM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: nobb]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
Some alternator/starters are rebuilt shoddily.
Maybe cleaned up, painted, and new brushes thrown on.
Bosch makes good rebuilds - the costs shows this.

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#2782193 - 10/24/12 12:16 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: L_Sludger]
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Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 1557
Loc: DELAWARE
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
i prefer 250,000 mile used OEM over new Chinese parts


Sorry, I will pass and take the statistical risk with the new Chinese stuff and a warranty than some junker part with 250K and no warranty.

I know the point you are trying to make, but that is a hyper over reactive analogy.
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#2782200 - 10/24/12 12:20 PM Re: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured vs New Parts [Re: GMBoy]
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Registered: 08/25/03
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Originally Posted By: GMBoy
Thought to ponder...sometime the aftermarket products are improved over OEM simply because they fix what was wrong in the original design....


That is a very good point. The early Ford 4.6 modular engines and the all plastic intake is a prime example. The aftermarket cameup with a corrected redesigned intake before Ford put it into place on the production line.

I know there is a few others but that is always the aftermarket, if there is a need, they will find a way and by proxy beat the OEM to making the better redesigned part first.
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