- Dec 30, 2006
Nissan oem only.
My 300ZX oem electronics are Hitachi.Nissan seems to use (or used to use) Hitachi for their OEM parts. You can get them from Rockauto for $45/each.
NGK quality has dropped off significantly since they moved a lot of their coil manufacturing to Korea from Japan. I have had 2 defects in the last 6 months. Pay a bit more and get OE from an online dealer.
I tried it as well and (2) EVAP components I bought that were made in Japan (on the boxes and on the physical parts) and that site said they were made in the USAJust used the website @brianl703 posted to check the country of origin of some NGK ignition coils I had ordered earlier in the year for my HR-V.
Some of the parts are not quite up to date, eg the NGK U2082 was made in Japan for years and on opticat still showed that when it was made in Korea, it has changed to China now. The WVE was Wells and is mostly China today with some Taiwan manufacture, it is NGK's budget line.SMP Intermotor parts (distributor cap/rotor) I've ordered for my Nissan Frontier appear to be the same as the OE Hitachi and say Made in Japan on the box.
You can often find country of origin info on this site:
"It needed to be changed anyways"That's what I tell people. Why replace a working part with one of unknown quality ?
I wasn't aware that coil packs were a consumable item....that would suck if the oem didn't give issues and the replacements did.
Why would the aftermarket have the same "PA..." number ?