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Old 08-06-14, 10:37 AM   #1
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during my 90k service i noticed the foam insulation under radiator has basically disintegrated. i call dealer, yep, they can get it for me by tomorrow........... for $74 !!!! what, that item costs about 20cents to make. my local HD has "same" item for just $3.17 plus tax and i will get it in just a few min. i get dealer mark-ups, but c'mon. i even have some $$ credit from Lexus for parts, but in this case i'll just spend my $4 at HD.

edit: sorry, i chose the foam that was too big, the 1.25" item will work, its just $2.07

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Old 08-06-14, 11:09 AM   #2
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RIGHT!!!! Smart move....Did the same thing when my rad was changed out. So easy...no brainer!!
Plus the HD stuff has one sided tape ...makes it easier...

Tell the parts depart at Lexus to take the rest of the day off...let them act like the Maytag man........UNEMPLOYED!!!!!
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dealer markup is usually around 20%, so with that, its more of a manufacturer price. same thing with hoses and nuts and bolts. ususlly they can be bought elsewhere for pennies on the dollar.
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