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On the other hand, Porsche can't be the only market for this knockoff fastener; just one of many revenue sources for the manufacturer.

Porsche has minimum specs for their vendor materials. This bolt looks like it was sourced for price and size only; fairly easy for a parts house to do if they felt it was OEM spec, could pass it off as "to spec" or unwittingly didn't know/care. If it was a knockoff, it'd have the requisite markings on the head. I wonder how many parts managers know about fastener specs or how many counter clerks inspect the fasteners that fill the parts bins?

If in doubt, buy directly from a reputable fastener supplier or parts house.

Old 06-30-2004, 03:41 PM
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