Buying Automotive Parts from

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 at 19:51
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Many members may be aware of this service but we were not:

While in Melbourne last week for transmission work on our F250 one of the front wheel bearings was found to be on the verge of failure. The replacement is actually a complete "Wheel hub assembly". We able to get one for $709 vs Fords quote of circa $1,200.

Given the right one failed the left may be suspect so I decided to import a spare, by far the best price for the Timken unit was via but they would not ship it to Australia.

Given the price differential I decided to try one of the firms in the US that provides a forwarding service & signed on to At this stage we have received a US address & purchased from Amazon. Will advise re postage cost when parts arrive.

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