Hmmn. Not saying it isn't bs, but what if they found out why the product they were selling was failing and upgraded the bad part to make good for future purchases? It's possible. I dunno. Again, need independant verification on their "improved" os.
"We have sold many of these poor quality distributors in the past and have first hand experience with the optical encoder in these distributors prematurely failing due to poor construction and quality."
I personally would never buy from a company that flat out says they have sold ****ty parts before. Ya never know what your gonna get until you get it when dealing with these. Even though it says it "exceeds the OEM AC Delco in Build and Quality." I still think you will get more value out of buying an OEM replacement from a reputable company.
Yep. Therein lies the success of partsladi. Her rebuilds use the genuine Mitsubishi optical sensor. If going the EBay route, I'd definitely thumbs up getting one from her. Or you can use your original os and rebuild w/ a new cap and rotor yourself. I'm not backing up what they're claiming. Hell, I bought one of their crappy replacements and it failed for the exact reason they stated. I should send them an email asking if they'd send me one of their "new, improved" sensors for the time and frustration alone they caused me. It did, in the end, at least teach me the real deal about the opti and various replacement components.
In defense of all-ignition: I talked to them a year ago and they had 3 levels of optispark: cheap knockoff (sensor had a wide variance....so you might have a good one that would last a long time, might not), inhouse brand (with the supposedly "better" sensor), and then they had an actual GM opti (though the price was a little more than partsladi). Anyway, they were very honest when I talked to them and would back their lifetime warranty on either of the house units (GM opti had GM warranty....1 year).
Probably because they are such a PITA to replace, and expen$ive, too when you do it. And just replacing the parts usually is just a band aid, not a real fix. The aftermarket, for the most part, hasn't been able to do much but provide replacements that don't usually last as long as OEM, although advertised as bigger and better, and at usually at higher price. So what's not to like?
So unless you just seem to get lucky, your only avenue for replacement is OEM, and I can imagine those being NLA before long.
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