RE: [DML] What's the Air Filter for our cars?
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RE: [DML] What's the Air Filter for our cars?



 Hi Ed,

As a fellow Canadian .. I hear yah...

Unfortunately I have yet to have much luck with local parts stores and the D
.. In fact the few parts I've found at Canadian Tire etc.  have often been
more expensive (or at least on par) with ordering them from a vendor ..  And
if you include your time phoning around and hunting, then they are often
more expensive.  (A thermostat was the latest example .. $30CDN at Canuck
Tire .. And they'd have to order it, vs. $12USD from a vendor)

  I've found the best way to do things is just bite the bullet and order
several things all at once ... Save on shipping that way by combining them..
And it's easy to predict what you'll need/wabnt.  

And never NEVER NEVER use FedEx or UPS etc.  They will screw you with
Brokerage fees etc. all the time ... Doesn't matter what.

  Just have thigns sent postal service .. Usually takes about 3 weeks to get
stuff ... Most vendors will label things eithe "gift" or "antique auto
parts"  which will avoid most of the Bureaucratic crap.

  You might still get a bill for the PST .. That used to happen when I was
in BC .. But I'm back in Alberta now .. So no problem there.

  I know this won't help if you need an air filter ASAP....

Maybe we need to lobby DMCH to open a DMC-CA outlet....

Mike
17106, '83 Canadian Edition

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Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 3:07 PM
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Subject: [DML] What's the Air Filter for our cars?

Hello...  Was looking to replace my air filter today and do you think could
find one?  At the parts stores, I looked up the 1981 Volvo 260-series V6
engines and saw FRAM CA6396, which I believe is the correct one, but could
not find one anywhere without somebody ordering one.  I guess I could try
the Volvo dealer, but I was hoping to find one at a reasonable cost from
Canadian Tire, Parts Source, etc.  I know I can order them from the US
vendors, but with the exchange, shipping and 
then FedEx brokerage fees, I'd be paying almost $50 CDN a filter...   
Could any Canadian listers give me a hand here, either with where I can get
these easily and/or a cross-reference to other brands?

Thanks in advance...
- ed
1982 DMC-12 (11594)




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