Beck-Arnley Ignition Parts?

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Old 24 Apr 2009, 05:09 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Beck-Arnley Ignition Parts?

I'm looking for a good quality distributor cap and rotor for our '95
Camry four sedan. The car has 187k miles on it, and we won't be keeping
it more than two more years at most, so I'm inclined to go aftermarket
after spending $35 on plugs, but only if the parts will work ok. How is
this brand? Any better aftermarket versions? Best online source for
these parts? I've already picked up NAPA plug wires. Come to think of
it, I could also use a low-tone horn for the '95 wagon, which hopefully
uses the same horns as the sedans...
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I've used Beck Arnley filters, CV boots, distributor parts, gaskets,
and can't remember what else. Some of the parts, such as head gasket,
seem to come from OEM manufacturers. Others such as caliper rebuilding
kits' rubber compounds are not as good as Honda's but worked fine. I
think these are decent (distributor cap and rotor $3-5 each on
rockauto.com clearance, depending on Calif or Non-Calif).

Bosch is fine too. They rebox some parts that they don't make from
OEM, such as Denso oxygen sensors. I've used their distributor caps
and they looked fine.

For typical "maintenance parts", I use dealer only for air filters,
coolant, and thermostats. (Not even plugs, oil filters, brake pads or
cabin air filters.)

The thing is you don't really know who these re-distributors will
source the next batch of parts that they don't build from. But in
general, BA, Bosch, AC Delco, Fel Pro, Moog worked fine.

Now, NAPA is a parts store that tend to be more selective than other
chain stores. I've used them for many things (for example, whole
timing jobs), and again, except the above three dealer only items for
typical maintenance work.

My 2 cents.


On Apr 24, 3:09*am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
> * * I'm looking for a good quality distributor cap and rotor for our '95
> Camry four sedan. The car has 187k miles on it, and we won't be keeping
> it more than two more years at most, so I'm inclined to go aftermarket
> after spending $35 on plugs, but only if the parts will work ok. How is
> this brand? Any better aftermarket versions? Best online source for
> these parts? I've already picked up NAPA plug wires. Come to think of
> it, I could also use a low-tone horn for the '95 wagon, which hopefully
> uses the same horns as the sedans...


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Old 25 Apr 2009, 02:31 am   #3 (permalink)
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johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:
> I've used Beck Arnley filters, CV boots, distributor parts, gaskets,
> and can't remember what else. Some of the parts, such as head gasket,
> seem to come from OEM manufacturers. Others such as caliper rebuilding
> kits' rubber compounds are not as good as Honda's but worked fine. I
> think these are decent (distributor cap and rotor $3-5 each on
> rockauto.com clearance, depending on Calif or Non-Calif).
>
> Bosch is fine too. They rebox some parts that they don't make from
> OEM, such as Denso oxygen sensors. I've used their distributor caps
> and they looked fine.
>
> For typical "maintenance parts", I use dealer only for air filters,
> coolant, and thermostats. (Not even plugs, oil filters, brake pads or
> cabin air filters.)
>
> The thing is you don't really know who these re-distributors will
> source the next batch of parts that they don't build from. But in
> general, BA, Bosch, AC Delco, Fel Pro, Moog worked fine.
>
> Now, NAPA is a parts store that tend to be more selective than other
> chain stores. I've used them for many things (for example, whole
> timing jobs), and again, except the above three dealer only items for
> typical maintenance work.
>
> My 2 cents.



Thanks for the response. I agree that NAPA tends to be better than
the other chains, although they aren't wholly without crap either. I'll
order the B-A parts.


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> On Apr 24, 3:09 am, Leftie <N...@Thanks.net> wrote:
>> I'm looking for a good quality distributor cap and rotor for our '95
>> Camry four sedan. The car has 187k miles on it, and we won't be keeping
>> it more than two more years at most, so I'm inclined to go aftermarket
>> after spending $35 on plugs, but only if the parts will work ok. How is
>> this brand? Any better aftermarket versions? Best online source for
>> these parts? I've already picked up NAPA plug wires. Come to think of
>> it, I could also use a low-tone horn for the '95 wagon, which hopefully
>> uses the same horns as the sedans...

>

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