- Jul 26, 2002
People have been buying knock-off Mitsubishi Timing belts from Ebay for years, yet the guy somehow keeps getting away with it.Yeah this is super true, also knock sensors, MAF. oil filter, brake pads etc etc, there are so many. Some even copy the factory package/sticker. We should be careful. This is why I always recommend people to order through well known stores even it's a bit more expensive.
Nissan has a warning video for knock-off parts. Many knock-off parts really don't work as it should.You must be logged in to view this image or video.
When I saw this listing a few years back, I was like "How is he selling them cheaper than dealer cost??". Take a look at the font on the packing sticker, the font on the belt and compare them to a legit OEM Timing Belt. The fonts are a *somewhat* close copy, but certainly don't match.
You'll see places like Amayama, Partsouq, etc., listing some of their suppliers in UAE. That in itself gives me pause as they are known to be one of the hot beds for counterfeit automotive parts.
Do a quick Google search for "UAE knock off automotive parts" if you're bored.