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Volvo Penta genuine parts
Volvo Penta genuine parts

The primary function of all filters is to remove dirt to the necessary and identified level. This must me achieved without overly restricting flow. The filter also has to perform in a corrosive environment for a specified time without blocking or breaking up.


The picture right shows a cross section from a genuine part and an aftermarket filter. Can you tell which one is the genuine article? The answer is that the genuine filter medium is on the right side of the picture.


Other differences include the quality of the metal construction, casing and paint protection. Pick up any genuine filter and an aftermarket example and the genuine filter will often weigh approximately 20 - 30% more.

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