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Re: [Shop-talk] "100% Genuine" automotive parts

To: PJ McGarvey <>, Shop-Talk List
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] "100% Genuine" automotive parts
From: Doug Braun <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:26:26 -0800 (PST)
Check with some of the on-line official Subaru parts
dealers (which are usually an actual dealership parts
department).  For example: or

I have my own Subaru project coming up soon: replacing
a blown head gasket on my '98 Outback.  I'm sure it
will be more difficult than changing the head gasket
on my '31 Ford...


--- PJ McGarvey <> wrote:

> As a result of a minor accident (not my fault) and a
> check from the Insurance
> company (minus my $500 deductible) I'm now ready to
> look into buying a new
> front quarterpanel and getting the bumper and fender
> repainted.  Now I need to
> figure out the cheapest way to make this happen
> *just* so I can hopefully
> break even.  I'll be doing the remove/replace
> myself.
> Looking at some parts places for the new fender for
> a 2005 Subaru, and was
> wondering how I can judge the quality of the parts. 
> Prices vary from $110-190
> for the fender (I've been given $240 for this part
> on the claim) and they all
> seem to guarantee their parts and appear to be
> reputable.  Is there any
> definition of what 100% Genuine means out there, or
> is this just something a
> select few parts places get to use so they can
> charge a little more for
> parts.
> PJ
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