Replacement parts quality
I was just wondering about replacement parts: where can I save money vs where itís worth spending extra. I have a 1996 disco 1 SD v8. As Iíve described in other posts, I donít care about cosmetics, I want it to be functional, street legal and trail capable. That being said, my philosophy will be to upgrade where it matters, when I need to fix something (and only when it makes sense).
For the first example, it seems the starter just went bad. I havenít gotten under the layers of clay and crud from the previous owners abuse to test the circuit yet. But I get one loud click when I turn the key, and thatís it. I suspect it will need replacement. Can anyone tell me, are all starters equal? Where is my money best spent: refmanufactered, new, eBay? Denso vs Bosch vs off brands? Price range seems to be $70-$400! Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.