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

Post by abscate » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:35 pm

Just got this gem for my electric mower

Hardware store “ repair” (they sub it out ) $150 yo get in door

No thanks

Open case. Simple ac rectified to a dc motor. Disconnect and find bridge rectifier shorted

MFG wants $29 plus shipping , 2 week lead

I find it online using manufacture code st $2.17 retail
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Re: Part manufacturing cost-to-consumer price ratio: Most expensive P80 part?

Post by scot850 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:37 pm

Most of the parts are stupid expensive. Seen the price of OE O2 sensors? Simple repair bracket for the muffler on the 06 XC70? $110 CDN!

Best though are Toyota parts. Quoted $50 CDN for a muffler rubber support ring!! Aftermarket - $6! Parts guy tool pity and gave me a whopping $10 discount!

The strangest part is that a few parts I have looked at recently were cheaper in Canada from Volvo dealers than from US dealers and FCP.

As to the Volvo lifetime warranty? The kicker is only if they fit the parts!

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