Harmonic balancer brand question (Dorman or Precision Parts) - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Oldsmobile When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Independence, Mo
Posts: 430
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
DeathDealer is on a distinguished road
Default Harmonic balancer brand question (Dorman or Precision Parts)

I am needing to know which is a better brand on what I mentioned above. I did some research and found out the the Dorman brand is from China and the Precision Parts brand is from Australia so will one have a better construction to it or will they be about the same workmanship and quality you would expect out of foreign made parts. I have used Dorman products in the past but I have never bought any of there engine parts before. I mainly have used there window motors and a few other parts but not engine components from them. Also Dorman offers a lifetime warranty on the part I am needing to buy for my car, does that mean that I will half to use that lifetime warranty a few times or is it just there to insure a customer of buying a good part. The Precision Parts brand has only a 1 year warranty to the part I am needing to get a hold of. So which brand will offer me a good part that won't need to be replaced for awhile. Any and all advice will be helpful. Thanks.
DeathDealer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Independence, Mo
Posts: 430
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
DeathDealer is on a distinguished road
Default

Also I forgot to mention the Dorman brand is a common brand that is carried threw many auto parts store in my area but the Precision Parts brand is from my local O'Reillys. Also both brands are the same price of $59.99. The reason of it being replaced is because the crankshaft ring on the balancer is coming apart and the rubber is coming apart on the inside of the balancer.
DeathDealer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

i would go with the dorman, just because if something should happen you can return it anytime. i can remember having any issues with that brand. the chineese thing people are just going to have to get used to not much made here anymore
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Independence, Mo
Posts: 430
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
DeathDealer is on a distinguished road
Default

I bought the Dorman brand one today and will be installing it this following weekend when I have the money to rent the installer for the item.
DeathDealer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Harmonic balancer install question DeathDealer Oldsmobile 13 12-27-2012 07:09 PM
Harmonic Balancer Question for '92 SSEi chillz1 1992-1999 6 03-05-2008 06:13 PM
harmonic balancer related question disco_dotty 1987-1991 18 05-15-2005 06:13 PM
Harmonic Balancer Question - Firing Diagram needed Highlight 1992-1999 6 03-25-2004 12:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:27 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.