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    OEM vs Generic Parts

    I am pretty new to the waverunner rebuilding of carbs. With that being said, I have rebuilt my carbs and ordered new base gaskets for each carb and the long gasket that goes on the backside of the plate. I ordered OEM parts not knowing there were generic parts. I paid almost $21 dollars a piece for the 3 small gaskets as opposed to the $2.87 for the generic ones advertised in the magazine I was sent by the store I bought them from. Now of course there is a 20% restocking fee for each one if I want to exchange them. Is there any difference in quality between the OEM product and the ones sold by watercraft superstore? Yes, I would still save about 30 buck but not even sure if it is worth the hassle at this piont.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DEROBE16 View Post
    I am pretty new to the waverunner rebuilding of carbs. With that being said, I have rebuilt my carbs and ordered new base gaskets for each carb and the long gasket that goes on the backside of the plate. I ordered OEM parts not knowing there were generic parts. I paid almost $21 dollars a piece for the 3 small gaskets as opposed to the $2.87 for the generic ones advertised in the magazine I was sent by the store I bought them from. Now of course there is a 20% restocking fee for each one if I want to exchange them. Is there any difference in quality between the OEM product and the ones sold by watercraft superstore? Yes, I would still save about 30 buck but not even sure if it is worth the hassle at this piont.
    I use the aftermarket individual gaskets, and the oem big gasket

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