BMW is quite frustrated with the circulation of counterfeit spare parts. BMW also provides tricks to distinguish between genuine and fake. Like what?
"To be able to find spare parts are original or fake, it can be seen in three ways. Among seen from the quality, it is definitely false when using the spare part is automated will be more quickly exhausted or can not be used anymore. In this automated financial harm you, "said BMW AG said Nicole SPILA Product Management Department.
Also seen from the price, if you are in consumer prices was far cheaper than the standard must be questioned because it was feared that the counterfeit goods.
"And the last seen of the place of the spare part is, a place to put the original spare part has a better appearance when compared with the original," he added.
BMW gives examples of how to spare false distinction or not.
1. On oil filter
To prove it was false or oil filters can not be seen by entering it into the water, when the original oil filter that will automatically keep a neat do not agglomerate or amorphous. And after replacing it will not strike.
Oil filters can also be tested by combustion. When the original or the original oil filter was burned, then it will not terkabar, because the original oil filter was coated by antibakar while the fake will easily burn. This is what makes the car on fire in time to see the hot temperatures.
2. BMW logo on the rim
The most fundamental difference there is in price and size of the rim. Original rim size measuring between 19-19'5 inches, while the fake is provided with a size of 18 inches.
The next difference lies in the quality. According to the results of testing in Germany, the original or the original rim when running with high speed and received heavy pressure of 158 pounds then the rim will bend but will not break. But for the fake BMW logo rims direct rupture and create an uncontrollable pressure. This could cause a fatal accident to the rider.