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Part manufacturing cost-to-consumer price ratio: Most expensive P80 part?

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Re: Part manufacturing cost-to-consumer price ratio: Most expensive P80 part?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:01 pm

abscate wrote:Do your other Volvo sources give you lifetime warranty too?
Actually, I think my dealer is now offering lifetime warranty on parts. Unfortunately everything I've bought from them was before they started that.

Another thing I can add to this list are the oil cooler line o-rings and "cage" clips. I spend $26 on 4 o-rings for my lines last month. Almost 30 bucks for O-RINGS!!!!
Didn't replace the clips because I'm the king of zip ties, but those would have been another $15-$20. Pretty insane.

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Re: Part manufacturing cost-to-consumer price ratio: Most expensive P80 part?

Post by mecheng » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:17 pm

You have to remember there is large setup costs to start a production line for something that has such low volume.
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Re: Part manufacturing cost-to-consumer price ratio: Most expensive P80 part?

Post by War Iron » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:38 pm

Toyota dealer wanted $30 for an axle seal for one of my other cars, aftermarket one is $1.39 retail. Bought the aftermarket one and had dinner with my lady with the change.

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Re: Part manufacturing cost-to-consumer price ratio: Most expensive P80 part?

Post by erikv11 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:55 pm

$1.39 for an axle seal, I would predict you will be spending a lot of money on transmission fluid pretty soon here.
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Re: Part manufacturing cost-to-consumer price ratio: Most expensive P80 part?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:00 pm

erikv11 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:55 pm
$1.39 for an axle seal, I would predict you will be spending a lot of money on transmission fluid pretty soon here.
:lol: That's why I stick to reputable brands on important parts like that.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
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1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
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