When authorities fail to cope with counterfeiting, business enters into business. Actually - to whom, if not sellers of original components, still struggle with their "left" competitors? Mercedes-Benz has been waging this war for a long time, somewhere, for example, in Germany, successfully, but here everything is just beginning.
Techniques laboratory labs Mercedes-Benz
Technicians of a laboratory laboratory of Mercedes-Benz Techniques of a laboratory laboratory of Mercedes-Benz
In Russia, they decided to launch an attack on the enemy with Mercedes-Benz using their own experiments. Employees of the company conducted a series of "stress tests" of oil filters and alloy wheels. On the one hand - branded accessories, and on the other - their copies from the Middle Kingdom.
For this technique, Mercedes-Benz turned to the MADI certification laboratory. First, we tested three disc models: they were beaten with the same load at a 30-degree angle.
Test of a disk for durability Test of a disk for durability
After the blow, it turned out that at the cheapest copy from China, when falling into a large hole, the core falls apart, the edges of the more expensive Chinese disk cracked, and the original “five-ray” remained intact, but the geometry was broken.
Computer simulation of a crash test
Computer simulation of a crash test Computer simulation of a crash test
It follows from the experience that in the real situation in the first two cases the car will be immobilized due to a fallen off wheel or a broken tire. And in the case of the original, the car will remain on track, despite the violation of the wheel balancing.
Torn counterfeit oil filter
Torn counterfeit oil filter Torn counterfeit oil filter
Oil filters were tested in high wear mode. It turned out that at maximum loads, cheap filters cannot cope, and crude oil, bypassing the cleaning fibers, enters the engine through the bypass valve.
The consequences of using low-quality oil filters
Consequences of using substandard oil filters Consequences of using substandard oil filters