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Old 02-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Save your money !!!!!

Many parts for the Workhorse are used on other vehicles at a cheaper price. AC unit off of a 1996-2000 Yukon,new or remanufactured much cheaper from any parts store. Coils and plug wires for 8.1 and many of the engine sensors and controls are the same as the Yukon,do a little checking and save big money. I just bought a front oil hub for a w 22 Workhorse and paid a dealer $ 57.00 for it,bought a spare from NAPA and paid $17.84 for it. Both part # were cr1608 on the item.It was melted and should have been replaced on the brake recall which it was not.Live and learn. Hope this will save someone some money.Thank you
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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If you have a part number (of ANY kind, ANY brand) in hand, FIRST head over to NAPA AUTO PARTS put it (the part number only) in the search box and CHECK the INTERCHANGE BOX. You'll be surprised at the cost savings from the blue stores always nearby.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice, I have also noticed when going to the auto parts supply stores, do not tell them its for a notor home. They will almost surly tell you they do not have it. At least this is what has happened to me a few times. Then I started asking for the part as if it is off a truck. Got better results. Even with the part number or part in hand they always ask what did this come off of.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #5
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..Even with the part number or part in hand they always ask what did this come off of.
They will ask for more info as having a part number rigs is in no way unique across the product spectrum. Hence, when the part number brings up a list of possibilities, they need to know what it is and what it's off of to help narrow it down to the correct part.

You certainly will have little luck if you start the conversation with I have a Newmar blah blah and need a so and so...
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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YOu mentioned the A/C off a Yukon.

Do you have eitehr a cross reference or teh specs on the HEAVAC (heater/Air Conditioner) Blower ... not the motor (Though I would not object there) but the blower itself?

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When I worked at a NAPA store , Once I asked what's it fit? I was told a blue ford. If you have the part number, it makes NO difference what it fits. It's the same part.
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Latest Example, I have a Volvo 1800 sport coupe, I needed rear brake shoes, I had the part number, but they didn't have them for a Volvo, they had them for a International Harvester Scout or a Studebaker. I took them and installed them on the rear of my VOLVO.
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I found from working on my previous Ford F-53 that NAPA was the only local autoparts store that even had it listed in their computer. Never needed a part that they didn't have or couldn't order for me.
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I just heard a story today that sometimes a strike can disrupt the normal supply, and vehicle manufacturers will actually use parts from other manufacturers! Don't know how true it might be, but having the old part in hand might help ensure that you get the new right part the first time.
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When I was changing the oil in my genny last Dec. I went to NAPA for an oil filter with part number in hand. They could get it for me, even had a picture of the filter on their computer, the cost was $68. The cost from Cummins/Onan was $9. So buyer beware. You may end up paying much more than the dealer price. Of coarse I drove the extra 20 miles to save $59.
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Thanks for the post and the update. I've found that if I take a part to NAPA they usually can cross reference it to there brand and save lot's of $$$$$$$. I would suspect that any parts off of a 8.1 regardless of what vehicle it's in can be used on the Workhorse. Good find though on the wheel hub.
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I found from working on my previous Ford F-53 that NAPA was the only local autoparts store that even had it listed in their computer. Never needed a part that they didn't have or couldn't order for me.
You are so right, they usually had the parts for an F-550 which usually fit.
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Thanks for the part number Rich...now on file in my little W22 parts catalog. Your consideration and willingness to help others is one of the many things that make this such a great site...thank you. Bob
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