Your Favorite Aftermarket Brand for Electronic Components
Can I get your opinion and any suggestions you'd like to give?
I need to replace my TFI (Thick Foil Ignition) module on the distributer of my 1988 Conversion Van. There has been quite a serious problem with these getting too much heat from the distributer where they are attached and failing. (Of course when that happens you are stranded).
I've priced Motocraft TFI's. They retail at about $200 from the dealer.
In General what are some of the better aftermarket brands for electronic components? Could you share any experience you've had?
Borg Warner (BWD) - (Premium unit) at 56.99 (Priced higher - 91.40 - at a different store)
Master Pro - 39.99 - lifetime warranty
Delfi (spelling may be wrong) - 75.99
Seems like either the Duralast or Borg Warner might be the best so far. The Duralast addressed the heat issue (which is the major problem I understand with these going bad): some heat sinks on the transistors and thicker case.
Duralast is Autozone's house brand, they don't actually make anything. They get another manufacture (probably Standard or BWD) to put them in their boxes. I have a feeling Master pro is the same deal.
The only two manufactures I recognize are BWD and Delphi. Both are pretty good options with Delphi being a major OEM electronics brand making parts for Delco and Motorcraft. Quality wise, I would hand it to Delphi and BWD being my second choice.
On my 89 F150, there was a bank of relays attached coolant res bracket on the driver side fender right above the tire. On the van, I'm not sure, but it should be together with 2-3 others and somewhere half accessible.