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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
There are a lot of counterfeit automotive products out there... but as Marlon says, if you're going to the trouble of making a counterfeit then the purpose is usually to masquerade as the real thing (i.e. "Valeo" box and a price similar to but notably less than the real thing).
These are not being sold as Valeo.. so would seem to be more kosher. It's not unfeasible that Valeo made a job lot for someone (hence the regular production process, stamps and marks but in a neutral box).
I'd guess too that the seller gets clutches from wherever is cheapest when they place their order, so maybe Marlon was lucky to get a Valeo.. maybe someone else would get a Borg&Beck, Luk, QH or whoever.
I'd guess it's worth a punt at the price.. even if it lasts just 50,000 miles. That's 4-5 years for most people.. and my old beast would be 18 years old and 160,000 miles by then.... clutch would still out-live the car, I reckon.
No bullets for Chaingun..