Originally Posted by wishihadacharger
So you suggesting I get one from dealer? or can I go look online? if they are all made my Dorman whats the diff? (obvious price dealer lists at $130 compared to online..)
Yes - from dealer. On-line discount Chrysler dealer sells the OEM part - *not* Dorman. On line discount dealer (www.wholesalemopar.com
) price is $65. Hmm - your dealer must either charge way higher than even list price, or you're in Canada - Ahh yes - I see you're in ON.
Dorman's supplier uses inferior material and probably has less stringent process/quality controls - doesn't last as long.
...however even though they can be separated all the dealers in my area sell it as one part (bleeder housing and pipe), the bleeder can be purchased separate (rockauto.com)...
Oh boy!! That's also a Dorman part that does not last long. Besides not lasting as long, it is of the older poor factory design in which the metal bleeder seat is molded into the plastic housing. Only the OEM later design part is made with the metal bleeder seat welded instead to the metal pipe like yours came from the factory - so better design, and, being OEM, better plastic material and manufacturing quality.
The reason they sell it with the metal pipe is because if people with earlier year cars were to buy just the housing (new design, no bleeder because it was moved to the metal pipe), they'd end up with *no* bleeder.
but when it goes I just go to dealer. I know they are notorious for leaking (replaced it twice in 5 years)...
Yep - that's Dorman for you.