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I am looking for a place to buy quality yet low priced parts. I'm want to buy a exhaust manifold gasket, oil pan gasket, t-belt, and water pump(and gasket). Any suggestion would be great.

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I use majestic or the want ads here for big parts like fenders, bumpers, hoods, etc..

If I'm in a hurry for a gasket, filter or small part, I check my local autozone or advanced auto. They've really stepped up for basic CRX needs. I was amazed they had all the parts in stock that I called for hte other day, and cheap too. Pads, rotors, drums, shoes, water pump, head gasket kit, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, control arms, struts, and a few other misc maintainence items.
 

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I was thinking about just using NAPA parts but I am a little nervous about using a t-belt and water pump from there. Should I be worried about the quality of these products??
NAPA parts are generally better quality than Autozone but for timing belt and water pump I would only go with OEM Honda. It'll be a little more expensive but worth it to never have to question their quality/durability.

I've used both Majestic and Hondapartsdeals. They're about the same. The thing with both of them is the order has to be big enough to overcome the S/H and bogus extra "handling" fees they charge. For only a timing belt and waterpump your local Honda dealer might be cheaper (no S/H)....
 

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george34 said:
I was thinking about just using NAPA parts but I am a little nervous about using a t-belt and water pump from there. Should I be worried about the quality of these products??
NAPA parts are generally better quality than Autozone but for timing belt and water pump I would only go with OEM Honda. It'll be a little more expensive but worth it to never have to question their quality/durability.

I've used both Majestic and Hondapartsdeals. They're about the same. The thing with both of them is the order has to be big enough to overcome the S/H and bogus extra "handling" fees they charge. For only a timing belt and waterpump your local Honda dealer might be cheaper (no S/H)....
I only go to the local NAPA. At my Autozone they all hate imports and give me bad service. I go to NAPA and the guys are great. I walked in the other day to buy some windshield wipers and the guys says"wheres the hot rod".Jokeing around meaning where is the crx that he has complimented on looking nice. :D

This is my main problem I have with majestic. You can go on there buy a couple parts and after shipping and the handling fee it cost more than it should. I will call the local honda dealer monday for some prices.
 

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george34, don't get me wrong I'm not anti AZ. My local AZ is good and within a few miles of my house. I've got quite a few AZ parts on my car. Their $19 Duralast brake rotors can't be beat. I have an AZ rebuilt MC in my car. Some people swear by their axles. But I've heard bad things about their distributors and alternators. I don't think I'd buy a timing belt or water pump from them but I wouldn't hesitate to buy other parts from them.

Definitely check with your local Honda dealer for the timing belt and WP. If you use Majestic you can't get a final price (part+S/H) until you complete checkout so it's hard to tell how much it's really going to cost you. Big orders of several hundred dollars make it worth using them. After you add the S/H on a small order you may find you could've gotten it cheaper or at least equal to your local Honda dealer....
 

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I recommend Autohaus Arizona (online site). Same parts in many cases as Honda, without the Honda bag. Remember, there is really no such thing as a "Honda" part for things like a timing belt, etc. Honda does NOT actually make the part. There are OEM supplier companies that actually make the part, and it gets a Honda stamp / sticker/ bag / etc.

The AA site has many parts from OEMs so you are getting the same part without the Honda price hike.

I bought my timing belt, water pump, cam seal, tensioner, and various other parts I can't remember right now from them, paid about half what it would have cost from majestic or local dealer, and the parts are the same. On the tensioner, it was marked "NSK", which is the original equipment manufacturer in many cases. NSK also make bearings for electric clutches, which was added reassurance they were providing a good part.

The parts I bought have been running on my D16A6 for almost a year now, runs like a top.
 

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post your z6 vs. a6 parts questions in the stock garage, should get more exposure. I don't know myself.

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I bought the parts that were listed on the site. For a few parts, there were multiple manufacturers to choose. In that case I searched on google to see what info I could find on the companies. Once I got the parts and installed them, I compared them to the originals, and in every case they were exactly or nearly the same. The timing belt was from germany and the rest of the parts were japanese companies. So, I didn't have a problem trusting them.

Bottom line is up to you. You invest time and research to find good parts for cheap, or just pay a buzzload to Honda and trust them outright.
 

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I compared the numbers and the oil pan gasket will work the t-belt won't.

I might just try the cheapest parts listed on the page(maybe not the t-belt). For the t-belt I might buy the cheapest that has OEM by it. Did you use the waterpump kit or did you buy the the water pump and tensioner?
 

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I bought a GMB new water pump part 135-1260. It came with the seal if I remember right.

I also bought a TB 145 timing belt and the tensioner part number was 14510 PM7 004 which I believe is the honda number, at least it matches the syntax.
 
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