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For those who are looking for the NAPA 7733 radiator hose, I found the same hose at my local Auto Zone last night. It is a Kelly-Springfield hose and goes by part # 61002 OR the Auto Zone part # is 041.

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That's great if in an emergency but due to Auto Zone's poor quality on most of their stuff I would stick to the Gates/Napa hose.
 

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Is Kelly Springfield Poor quality? If so I wasnt aware.
 

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I really don't know but if Auto Zone sells it it's the cheapest thing they can find. I will but oil and other bottled stuff from them but none of their parts. I did buy some belts from them once and they were like rubber with no cord in them, didn't last a week.
 

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I have installed the Hose(s). I will surely keep an eye out for any defects!
 

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FWIW, I've had plenty of good luck with parts from AutoZone. I have bought my stuff almost exclusively from them for a few years now, including starters, batteries, hoses and alternators. At my local store, the service is friendly and helpful.

And, they stock SeaFoam.:cool:
 

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Endwell_Tim wrote:
FWIW, I've had plenty of good luck with parts from AutoZone. .... including starters, batteries, hoses and alternators. ....
I notice you didn't say belts.... Perhaps some parts are fine, but their belts suck!!! My experience has been that they act like rubber bands.... they just keep stretching until you run out of adjustment..
 

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I've seen several of their starters and alternators fail after a short time. One guy got 3 alternators before he got one that worked. Sure they have a lifetime warranty but how often do you like to change them.
 
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