Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:12 pm Post subject: Kaiser Willys
HI, I have received extremely bad parts from Kaiser Willys in particular a water pump and crank pulley, PLEASE BEWARE! critical dimensions are so far off the parts are unusable. Customer service will tell you they know about the problem but your parts are not so far off they cannot be used,hence-no money back. There is ALOT more to this, just trying to help so someone doesn't lose hundreds like I have. Bill.
P.s. If you own a Horizantal Boring Mill you can make their exhaust manifold work...like I had to.
Thanks for the warning. I am ordering water pump rebuild kit, because the brand new pump (not from KW) from Jeepdoc is so poorly made it is unusable. I have two pumps from China or India or wherever they came from i have no idea, but they will surely go into the garbage can. They are cast very poorly, there will be no water flow inside. If I spend a few hours porting them (difficult because of the angle) than maybe ok in an emergency. The original pumps made properly, very nice inside, so I decided on rebuild. It is a shame that we are shopping for the garbage dump.
Joined: Mar 04, 2010 Posts: 37 Location: Kalispell, Montana
Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 7:48 am Post subject:
I have had similar experiences with KW. I purchased the hub puller from their website, but it did not come with the handle. An 1-1/8" box wrench works fine, but I called on principle. The response was in essence so sorry, too bad.
Fast forward six months...........I broke one of the puller arms. My fault. I emailed KW asking for the manufacturer contact info. No response. Their website is pretty and well organized, but BEWARE.......... _________________ 1951 M38 (MC25486)
Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:21 am Post subject: kaiser Willys
I also purchased parts from Kaiser Willys, Crankshaft pulley-- pulley separated from hub, KW sent me another pulley it was bent, KW sent me another pulley seal area was rusty and pitted so bad I could not use it. I finally found a good used pulley. Don't use Kaiser Willys for any parts they are jumk!!!!!
Joined: Dec 09, 2010 Posts: 90 Location: Nipissing Ontario
Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:50 am Post subject:
Proble is with many of these suppliers, cheap is the word.
Stick to NOS or even decent used parts rather than the knock off stuff that a lot of these guys are selling.
Our more reputable guys here can supply the best because they care about quality restorations...
had problems as well with kw. bought some u-joints for 66 cj5. front u joints are smaller than rear. wound up paying a restocking charge for their mistake. annoying part was he wouldn't even acknowledge his lack of knowledge.
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