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yo gang!
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Why did I leave ANCO brand? WHY???? WHY??? lol
because the locals (within 20 miles) don't carry it anymore and I got lazed out...
NAPA Storm Vision WS Blade Review; "...; made in China. At $1.00, I bit and got bitten back BADLY. yeah.. It did not hook onto to the arm's Hook-slot CONNECTOR because it is too Wide (see Review below by DVE); this is why NAPA is selling 3 blades w/refill for a price cheaper than a Texas Made Trico brand REFILL..."
Source: by miesk5 at FSB

Here is a neat blade/refill Review (in a Saab, but relevant)
Source: by DVE37 at http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2363586/9

ANCO...refills... not even close now. They used to fit perfectly... now it's more garbage from China. Adv Auto Parts Manager said none of the Chinese crap fits and walked over and gave me the Rain X Blades for free because it was snowing and he was p***ed because he saw me outside trying to get the ANCOs on.
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Ignition Cylinder Made in China Does Not Fit; bought @ AZ and Kragenby redneckcad

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wheel bearings for a JD RX 75 riding mower that are made in China and do NOT fit or come close to the specs. Local JD dealer pulled em off after we danced around for a week 3 yrs ago. The JD Store owner pulled out 23 wheel bearings; those made in China were off so much that they couldn't be pressed on the shaft... a few older bearings by Fafnir were right on Specs; oh yeah the Chinese forgot to add the zerk .. as for tires...LOL!...a pal wrote "the tires were actually about one inch narrower than a Carlisle tire with same tread and specs. The tires didnt even have a name on them, just "China" ..."
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-gp sorenson speed sensor for 94 bronco, its a part 94s didnt even have.

-the fuel level senders on chevy trailblazers. common fail part. whole electronic part is exposed directly to liquid and vapor gasoline. 120$ replaement price.
 

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NON OEM Ford TFI modules dumping anywhere from right out of the box to maybe 3 months later... ( Sorsen comes to mind WAY too quickly )
 

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-gp sorenson speed sensor for 94 bronco, its a part 94s didnt even have.

-the fuel level senders on chevy trailblazers. common fail part. whole electronic part is exposed directly to liquid and vapor gasoline. 120$ replaement price.

-any gm vehicle
Any Gm in tank fuel pump from early 90's on. Seems like they die every 2 years no matter where the source. OEM and aftermarket is junk.
 

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Also Duralast TPS sensors for our Bronco's went through 4 in 3 years.
 

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dorman HELP window regulator plugs. gone through two sets, second is still in there. they deform and allow the motor to keep spinning after the window is all the way up or down. really annoying.
 

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HELLO!:haha

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Fake parts reportedly cost Ford $1BFigure detailed for U.S. Chamber study the first time an automaker has put a price tag on burgeoning problem.
January 22 2007: 8:35 AM EST


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Counterfeit auto parts are costing Ford Motor Co. $1 billion a year, according to a published report.

The Detroit News said that Ford (Charts) will report that figure Wednesday as part of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study on the problem of counterfeit goods for U.S. businesses. The paper says that it is the first time an automaker has released a cost estimate for the extent of the problem.

Counterfeits get more realistic
The paper also reports that counterfeit auto parts have become a $12 billion problem worldwide, with $3 billion in phony auto parts sales in the United States.

The paper says Ford not only loses money on sales of legitimate parts, but counterfeit parts also cost the company money through warranty repairs when it has to replace faulty parts that make it onto their vehicles.

"That ($1 billion) figure is probably light," Joe Wiegand, Ford's global brand protection manager, told the paper.

The News reports that the Chamber of Commerce study will also look at counterfeiting problems for office equipment maker Xerox (Charts), drugmaker Merck (Charts), privately held athletic shoe maker New Balance and Bendix, an auto supplier.

Ford competitor General Motors (Charts) did not put a cost estimate on the extent of the problem for that company. The paper reports that GM has seized more than $250 million in counterfeit auto parts in the past two decades, shutting down hundreds of counterfeiting operations.

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How do I know if a part is counterfeit?

Unfortunately, our high quality breeds a lot of imitation. Every Ford Part is stamped with the Blue Oval or Motorcraft® brand so that you know it’s authentic. If a part you received does not have one of those stamps, then it’s not a Ford Part.

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What do I do if I suspect I have a counterfeit part?

Ford Motor Company takes the reputation and legality of its parts very seriously. If you suspect you've received a fake Ford Part – one in Genuine Parts or Motorcraft® packaging that is not stamped with the Blue Oval or Motorcraft® brand – we’d greatly appreciate knowing about it. Information will be reviewed and handled discreetly and professionally by a trained Ford Motor Company representative. Visit fordbrandprotection.com for more information.

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I'm batting around .750 on Harbor Freight air compressor fittings. Just found a 5 pack of them (male quick connects) a minute ago that just will not go into my female couplers.............
 

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I'm batting around .750 on Harbor Freight air compressor fittings. Just found a 5 pack of them (male quick connects) a minute ago that just will not go into my female couplers.............
That's because they make different sizes and you got the wrong ones.
 

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I would have to say it is the people at the parts store are a big problems. No one who work there now a days do not understand what part you are looking for or have never been under the hood except to hook up a computer.
 

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Been running ANCO winter blades for years. The blade rubber is so thick I can get almost two years out of the blades before they start streaking and need to be replaced. Regular ANCO's......six months.
For whatever reason, Walmart and everyone for that matter, stopped carrying them. Every time I went to a different state, I would check Walmart's clearance section and a couple times i got lucky, but my stock didn't last long. I switched to NAPA winter blades. They cost more and I only got a little less than a year out of them.
Finally, the othert day, I noticed Walmart started carrying the ANCO winter blades again, so I stocked up for all the vehicles (didn't care how much they cost). They fit with no problems at all. I just went and checked the packaging after reading the first post and they're made in Mexico, which I'm now considering the new USA, since we don't manufacture anything anymore. Everything I have that's made in Mexico (auto parts, power tools, etc.) are a thousand times better quality than any Chinese crap out there.
I've always been a "Made in USA" guy, but since that label is more scarce that Bigfoot these days.........VIVA LA MEXICO!!! :toothless
 

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Been running ANCO winter blades for years. The blade rubber is so thick I can get almost two years out of the blades before they start streaking and need to be replaced. Regular ANCO's......six months.
For whatever reason, Walmart and everyone for that matter, stopped carrying them. Every time I went to a different state, I would check Walmart's clearance section and a couple times i got lucky, but my stock didn't last long. I switched to NAPA winter blades. They cost more and I only got a little less than a year out of them.
Finally, the othert day, I noticed Walmart started carrying the winter blades again, so I stocked up for all the vehicles (didn't care how much they cost). They fit with no problems at all. I just went and checked the packaging after reading the first post and they're made in Mexico, which I'm now considering the new USA, since we don't manufacture anything anymore. Everything I have that's made in Mexico (auto parts, power tools, etc.) are a thousand times better quality than any Chinese crap out there.
I've always been a "Made in USA" guy, but since that label is more scarce that Bigfoot these days.........VIVA LA MEXICO!!! :toothless
The only bitch I have about some of the Mexi stuff were my (early 2000's) Makita tool switches dying an early death. Like on 5 different tools. Hopefully they've ramped it a notch since then........
 

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Never liked Makita, cuz back in the days before China, "Made in Japan" was the enemy :smilie_slap . All my power tools are Dewalt. No problems so far.
 

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Never liked Makita, cuz back in the days before China, "Made in Japan" was the enemy :smilie_slap . All my power tools are Dewalt. No problems so far.
My new 4.5 inch dewalt grinder says made in china:banghead
 

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I stopped buying DeWalt about 9 years ago. Except for their 4" x 4" sander, all their stuff started to suck, and suck bad. P/Cable for me, whenever I get the chance..........
 
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