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Old 12-28-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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Altrom/Ultra 8 parts

anyone use them? i just picked up a CMC from NAPA. Ultra 8 brand. parts guy recommended it over the more expensive brand, which was 3x the price. Same warranty. 12 months or 15 000 km.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Been using Ultra 8 oil filters for a few years now. No problems at all.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:30 AM   #3
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altrom hydraulics are junk... unless the box says it's made in the same country the vehicle is made in... (made in japan for honda/toyota, etc)

i've had 2 altrom clutch MC's and 1 brake MC fail... and that was after doing a COMPLETE fluid flush with a few bottles of fluid... and they both failed with clean fluid in them... my clutch MC was leaking into the cabin, and the brake MC had a sinking pedal...

napa recommends using altrom stuff because they get the biggest discounts thru altrom and altrom distribution is local so in most cases, they're easy to get...

i would recommend you find out where the part is made first, and see if beck arnley (from lordco or wherever) has got one made in a more favourable country because if it's made in the same country as the original part, chances are, it came from teh same factory.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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how long did it last? within the warranty period?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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even if it fails within the warranty period, which one of the clutch MC's did, it's still a pain in the ass to have to do it again... i'd rather pay a bit more money for a much better part...
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Ultra 8 (china knockoff alternator replacement) for 2005 Nissan X-trail, cost $500 from altrom and died in 15 months. Very pissed.

Two thumbs up though for Brighouse Auto Electric in Richmond which bench tested that crappy alternator for free and sold me a Hitachi rebuild for < $200.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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well, ultra 8 cmc installed. clutch feels nice. i'll see how long it lasts.
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altrom ultra and fenco all manufacturers I shy away from.
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altrom ultra and fenco all manufacturers I shy away from.
Same.

Had bad experiences with the two in the past. Never again.
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My most recent and troubling was fencos BMC's I replaced three consecutive in my truck and all three failed within a month of being in my truck. After doing hundreds if not thousands of BMC jobs over the years I was begining to think I needed to go back to school untill a another great mechanic and friend told me of similar experiences with fenco products. I replaced it with an AC delco unit and never had a problem.
This was a serious problem to boot! At random my brake pedal would go right to the floor with no resistance and zero brakes and not always pump back up with a second push. My truck is a 6500 pound 4x4 with some big tires so alot of hurt can happen without brakes.
Lesson learned dont always jump to the cheapest part the parts guy offers you.
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MTC part is bad. Got a Mass Air Flow sensor that is DOA. Wasted $80.
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