Trying to keep a
white car white!
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
pass, sorry. its probably OEM replacement tbh, blueprint or motoquip or such like which I am fine with. I have been using these in my Starlet for years with no issues. the prices i saw for OEM parts on ebay would suggest that they could well be genuine though. I think its probably mate's rates for my mechanic who has organised it for me too which helps.
no comeback is correct yes i agree, which is why I would never tackle something like the timing belt on this car (the Starlet however is too old to worry about such things), however an air filter, pollen filter and oil filter there isn't THAT much to go wrong that could lead to problems (**tempts fate there a bit***).
I am all for paying money for a quality job. My project car has nothing but the best parts on it. However, I have literally just bought a house, and £950 isn't the kind of money I have to hand, hence why I will pay an indie specialist to do the big job so that it is done right, and arrange to do the filters myself with a mechanic friend.