yikes - i got a new waterpump for ours not long ago and the price from honda japan was a lot cheaper than uk dealer price. same with the oil pump too. that said, it was still much more than average... but then with shipping / paying jesse and the possibility of customs it can be just as pricey! I guess the only advantage is possibly saving a few quid and not having to wait 3 months if its not in honda europe stock?
i saw this recently on the yokohama motors site which probably explains a lot. couple that with the shipping charges etc that honda will have to pay etc and it quickly becomes expensive
"In Japan parts prices are decided by the manufacturer and the general rule of thumb is the older the part the higher the price. An example would be a water pump for a newer vehicle would be half the price of a vehicle 15 years old (if you could find it). The manufactures justify this practice as storage fees."
anyhoos - yey its fixed!
my mum loves her jazz. she's on her 4th!! :wacko: it is extremely dull mind.