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AC delco fan clutch?

CyFi on Mon August 18, 2008 12:49 AM User is offline

Year: 1987
Make: Toyota
Model: Supra
Engine Size: 3.0

I am looking to replace the fan clutch in my Toyota Supra, and i was wondering if ACDelco has a good reputation when it comes to fan clutch's? OEM cost is about 130 dollars, and ACDelco is about 85 dollars. I was wondering what you thought i should go with, is oem worth the extra few pennies? Thanks

mhamilton on Mon August 18, 2008 10:25 AM User is offlineView users profile

Hmmm... I think I would go with the OE part, even if only for peace of mind.

However, a Delco clutch is far superior to the part store clutches. I just put one in my Chevy, now it actually moves air at idle. But of course, that is the OE part for my vehicle.

If you have the GM part number, go to or give them a call. My part listed at $120, but got it for $90.

NickD on Mon August 18, 2008 11:47 AM User is offline

When it came to paying $450.00 for an OE fuel pump for my 88 Turbo and the dealer couldn't even tell me if it was ethanol proof, wasn't much of a decision to pay a hundred bucks for a made in the USA Carter that fit exactly and was ethanol proof. I like to see what I am getting by comparing the OE part with an aftermarket. Hard to say about AC Delco, the original Delco factory is history and while GM is still using the name, getting junk recently made in India or China that doesn't even fit right.

I didn't check with Milwaukee for my fuel pump, been buying all my parts there as my local dealers are nuts, and getting difficult to deal as new car sales are way down, even with Toyota and Honda with the high price of gas. Neither Toyota nor Honda was suggested retail prices and that is left up to the dealer to tact on any price he thinks he can get. And both Toyota and Honda are outsourcing as well, not like it use to be.

With a fan clutch, would want to get one in my hands and compare it with the original, but you are talking 45 bucks difference, not 350 bucks. Sometimes you even get surprises from the likes of Carquest or NAPA where they managed to buy OE parts at a fraction of the cost. But again, it's a question of getting that part in your hand to look at it. Either say to myself wow without visual emotional or out loud, this is a piece of crap, no thank you.

Even found some Honda and Toyota dealers buying the crap from the local parts jobbers so they can make extra bucks, but this is on parts they install.

You want set rules? Today, they aren't any.

mhamilton on Mon August 18, 2008 12:17 PM User is offlineView users profile

Nick's right.... I didn't even think of that with the Delco. The piece I purchased was a 1995 vintage, NOS part.

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