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Where would be the cheapest place to buy OEM Honda filters, plug gaskets, etc in large amounts? (like a case of oil filters)

I checked some of the links here, but most don't say if you get a discount on large quantities or not.

Anyone have experience with this?
 

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Are you using them quickly, or are you looking to get a good price and then let them sit on your shelf and use one at a time as you need them?

There was some discussion here not too long ago about how oil filters degrade over time, sitting on the shelf. You may be looking at a false economy by buying them in bulk like that for personal use.
 

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I believe a case of Honda filters contains 30 filters. That's a lot of stocking up.

Hondapartsforyou.com has a pretty good price ($4.15, including shipping, IIRC) if you buy a dozen.

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Hondaparts4you had a special last week when I ordered. 3 filters and plug washers for $13.50.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by adam1991:
Are you using them quickly, or are you looking to get a good price and then let them sit on your shelf and use one at a time as you need them?</font>
I put a ton of miles on my cars, so I do use them pretty quick.

Thanks for the responses...
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by adam1991:
Are you using them quickly, or are you looking to get a good price and then let them sit on your shelf and use one at a time as you need them?

There was some discussion here not too long ago about how oil filters degrade over time, sitting on the shelf. You may be looking at a false economy by buying them in bulk like that for personal use.
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Adam- I missed whatever was said about filter degredation while on the shelf. Has this been proven, or just a point of speculation? I cannot imagine the filter media going bad at any reasonable ambient temperature, since all the materials in the filter are designed to endure much higher temperatures, while in service. I guess one could store them in the freezer, if they were going to degrade at normal temperatures, Hee! Hee! Also, how do we know warehouse or store stock is faithfully rotated? I would guess rotation of stock would not be a very high priority, in that business.

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I don't think the discussion ever got beyond someone's offhand comment about the filters going bad sitting on the shelf. I don't know if that's true or not.

But a little research would probably find some information, and it might be worth it.

jets: what kind of miles do you drive that you'd go through a case of filters in a reasonable amount of time? At even 3K oil changes, that's 90K miles. Do you do that kind of driving within a year or two?
 

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adam1991,

I may be doing several trips to California & Florida from my home here in Chicago within the next couple years.

I was just thinking of getting a case of filters so they are ready when I need them. (I don't really like having to go to the dealer & get ripped off buying them 1 at a time)

A long shelf life however probably would effect them. All the aircraft filters & o-rings I deal with have a shelf life on them.
Some types of regular white paper tends to yellow after a few years. Also the rubber gasket may break down.

I'll probably just buy a few at a time... Better safe than sorry I guess???
 

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Yeah, I'd agree: better safe than sorry.

Buy a few at a time from mail order places that offer deals. When you get down to the last one on the shelf, order a few more.

On the other topic, I think we're all HIGHLY interested in your Ody adventures as you put those kinds of miles on it in such a short period. How comfortable it is, what kind of gas mileage do you get, problems that crop up, etc. Do keep us informed!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by adam1991:

On the other topic, I think we're all HIGHLY interested in your Ody adventures as you put those kinds of miles on it in such a short period. How comfortable it is, what kind of gas mileage do you get, problems that crop up, etc. Do keep us informed!
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I have a 99EX with 130,000 miles on it. Runs like a top.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DUTCH:
I have a 99EX with 130,000 miles on it. Runs like a top.</font>
Wow, Dutch, you could sell the house and just stay in the Odyssey, Hee! Hee! I figure, in the time you have had that van, you or someone spent around a full year of forty-hour weeks at the helm. Wow!



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