Australian Ford Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I still buy things from Repco, but I'm a bit wary of their parts after they gave me oversize universal joints for the prop shaft. It was hard, but I got them in. I thought they were pretty tight, but it's years since I'd done unis so I assumed that I'd been given the right part. Then I drove it and it sounded like a prop driven bomber taking off. Took them back to Repco and got a refund without any trouble, but they still reckoned they were the right part. Got correct part from another source who wasn't very complimentary about Repco unis - reckoned they're cheap Chinese stuff made to poor tolerances - but he also said Repco's OK for some things but not others.
Repco's not all that cheap either. I've seen a few things there a lot more expensive than K-mart - one was a battery charger switch at about twice the $13 K-mart had on it.
I get most of my parts from a small local general supplier and he's generally cheaper than Repco and Bursons.