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Old 02-18-2015, 08:46 AM   #1
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Boxster Expansion Tank

Has anyone ever ordered an expansion tank for Canada Parts Online? They seem to be selling it pretty cheap compared to the other online parts store. I am in Canada and am having a hard time locating one for a fair price.

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Old 02-18-2015, 10:46 AM   #2
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Here is the link I would appreciate any insight.

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Old 02-18-2015, 11:03 AM   #3
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At $101.96 U.S. it is a fair bit cheaper than elsewhere. As well, they advertise "no brokerage fees" which is always good. It may well be worth a try since it is only a coolant reservoir and not a mechanical part. I paid over $400 CAD for mine here.
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Has anyone ever ordered an expansion tank for Canada Parts Online? They seem to be selling it pretty cheap compared to the other online parts store. I am in Canada and am having a hard time locating one for a fair price.
Those are aftermarket tanks, not the OEM unit. From experience, aftermarket tanks are generally not as well made as the factory units, but they are cheap.
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If the expansion tank was an easy fit, I would take a chance on the non Porsche unit - but taking into account the time and energy that goes into the fitting process, I would choose the genuine article every time....
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:06 PM   #6
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It`s always a toss up. My first (genuine Porsche) tank lasted about 13 years. An aftermarket (inferior? maybe) unit may only last 6, or not. It took me a few hours to change the part. Okay, I'm an artist, not a neurosurgeon. I don't make $100/hour. There's always a s*load of parts to change on these cars. It's a plastic bottle. Were I to do it again (God forbid) I know what I would choose.
But that's me.
BTW, it's not fun, changing the part, but it doesn't take more than a few hours.
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I am confortable with changing the tank that's not an issue but I was wondering if any of you guys had any experience with this seller??
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Old 02-19-2015, 04:37 AM   #8
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Hey Newart where did you end up buying the tank? I also in Montreal and it's a pain to try to find that part in Canada. I usually use ******************************** or autopartsway but I don't really know anything about canadaparts online. I know they are based in California so it's not a Canadian website.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:50 AM   #9
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My indie, Rombotis Tuning. Steve got me the part the next day. Since it was summer and I didn't want to wait 2 weeks to get my part.
Canada parts online seem to have good prices when you calculate the exchange and shipping (no brokerage) etc. I ordered a fan from them last week for which I paid via Paypal. When they couldn't supply the part, they immediately issued a refund. This means that I lost a couple of days and ordered the part through ****************************************. More expensive, but they ship USPS, so hopefully I won't have to pay brokerage fees. Canada Parts Online seems okay to me.
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Odd that the suppliers name is bleeped above.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:09 AM   #11
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I will give them a try I have never ordered from them before. I don't mind waiting for the part since the car will stay parked for a little while longer. The weather sucks right now in Montreal as you very well know. LOL

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