Problems with Manafre?

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I recently ordered a waterpump from Manafre for my FJ80. They list them as "OEM quality at an aftermarket price" and state that they are made in Japan. I called customer service to confirm that they are Aisin pumps and to make sure they come with a gasket. I was told yes on both.

Got the package yesterday, they sent me a made in China GMB pump! WTF? I could have bought one of those locally for $50.....Manafre charged me $120 for this one shipped......

This is my first time dealing with them, needless to say I'm not very impressed......
 
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Man-A-Fre is a bunch of idiots. Last time I bought from them was when I was in need of engines pistons in 1995 from my FJ40. They sent me pistons for I don't know what and were no where close to what I needed. This was before the internet and was like pulling teeth to get a refund. Them and SOR I stay far from.
 

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Yeah, unfortunately that's for a '96, I have a '91.

Anybody got a good source for an Aisin waterpump for a '91? Does Cdan only sell OEM stuff, or can he get Aisin without the Toyota badging?

CDan only does OEM. He cannot get an Aisin not in a Toyota box.
 

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From the choices listed at autopartswarehouse.com for the '91, I'd pick the Beck/Arnley. Far more often than not Beck/Arnley rebadges OEM manufacturer parts. They have a customer service phone number.
Ask them specifically about the Beck/Arnley
 

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These threads always remind me of why I just pay a few extra bucks and get exactly what I want and what Mr. T intended for our epic vehicles.

And having experience talking to an expert like CDan is worth those extra few bucks.

Just saying.

:meh:
 

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A lot of those in small towns have trouble getting OEM Toyota Parts unless they have the part number.
We have a NAPA, O'Reilly, Autozone and Carquest but no Toyota dealer for 80 miles. The Toyota dealers closest almost never have parts for a 40 or 60 in stock and take longer to get them than if you can find the Aisin, Matsuba NGK, etc through a chain. I've found that Beck Arnley parts for Toyota, Suzuki Nissan are very frequently OEM manufacturer. I ordered rear axle bearings and got Koyo. Alternator was Nippondenso. Clutch was Aisin
It may not always be the case so you need to double check. I have had a lot of problems with phone orders from Toyota parts depts just like with every other parts place. It's hard to expect a 25 y/o kid at the counter to know the subtle nuances of a 20~50 y/o truck.
 

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So here is a question for anyone who has ordered from ManAFre lately, did you find their shipping costs unreasonable?
I was putting together an order that would easily fit in a USPS large flat rate with room to spare and they computed the shipping at $85 Priority Mail. That is well over one fourth the cost of the order. I plan on calling before I place the order to find out if that is actual shipping or what the story is.
 

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