Over the years, it has been said on many occasions that you don't buy cheap starters or alternators unless you really like changing them out. With most parts, (even the "good" ones) being made overseas, it is more important now more than ever to do everything you can to buy quality the first time. My truck has been dropping hints that it wanted a new EGR valve since the day I bought it back in February. I ignored it because I had bigger fish to fry. I was having other problems with the truck with hard starts and low power under acceleration. It still has the problem, but having replaced everything short of the bodystyle, I thought "Hmmm... Let's try an EGR valve. Straight to the point, I had a choice of a few EGR Valves if I wanted an to install it while I was still young enough to drive. My choices were "crappy" and "really crappy" Since I was going to have to order the "Crappy" one, I opted for the "Really Crappy" Auto Bone Neverlast model since it was in stock and the only one to be had within a day's drive from home. Upon opening the box, I noticed that the vacuum nipple was completely closed off. I could see the outline of where the hole was SUPPOSED to be. I figured it to be a case of sloppy casting and trimming, so I knocked it out with a center punch. The truck instantly ran about as bad as it would had you removed the throttle body and re-mounted it on the intake upside down. It was AWFUL! The next morning, I took it off of the truck and "carried it" (As we say here in the deep South) to auto bone for a replacement. They didn't have one at that store, but the other store (about 2 miles away) had one. So I went there to pick it up. I took it out of the box, and to my surprise (or maybe not) the hole on this one was closed over too. I "zoomed in" for a closer look and discovered that there was a REALLY small hole in the center of where the hole belonged. It was too round and too centered to have been there by accident, so I decided to install it "as is", without opening the hole up. It works fine. Apparently, this product was made with such cheap parts that as soon as there was ANY engine vacuum, the thing opened and started choking on it's own exhaust. This is most likely because they used a really cheap and flimsy spring return inside of it and made the hole small so it would not open under the engine load at idle. Whoda thunk that?! So at the end of the day, they made a product that does not work, and then came up with a way to rig it up and MAKE it work. Auto Bone, Badvance and OH! Really's house brand parts are made in China by people who work 18 hours a day in a little block room before taking a nap in the bathroom and doing it all over again the next day. By the quality of these parts, you might believe that the people from this culture had never seen a motor car, much less worked on one. And it isn't just their house label brands either. I have bought some AC Delco parts recently and they have a tag that says "Made in Mexico at beer-thirty on Friday afternoon"... Okay, so the label doesn't actually mention "beer-thirty", but you don't need an extra eye to see that it was slapped together. When you buy "Neverlast", "AutoCrapt", or "SuperStall" products, you are pretty much asking for more experience installing parts, because you can be assured that you will be changing that part out again really soon, if not immediately. The bad part is that when you spend a bit more to buy a product with a name that is synonymous with "Quality", there is a good chance that you will be taking THAT back as well. These days, in a lot of cases, it is a crap-shoot with parts quality. You can be assured that "house brands" most likely will not work out of the box, while the good stuff gives you a 50/50 chance. My wife always says "Buy it ONCE and buy it RIGHT". Maybe it's time to change her advice to "Buy it once, take it back four times and be done with it... for 6 months". The "Good Stuff" of today seems to be on par with the "Cheap-o" stuff of yesteryear. If you are one who saves a buck by using the cheapest parts available, make sure the hood stays open securely and DO lubricate your hood hinges regularly because you will be spending a lot of time underneath it!