substitue oil filter sold as OEM!

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  1. bonjo

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    Bought an OEM filter from their store a while back.
    This arived in a proper honda box packaging and all looked good
    Item put away till the next oil change.
    Now I read some fake honda filters are being sold as OEM

    Took mine out and checked the catual filter and it is not OEM!:eek::mad:

    I am confident that SBS has not advertised an OEM product and supply and substitue knowingly.

    I have email them with this shocking news and now waiting for their reply

    check the parts you receive carefully. SBS or any other supplier
     
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    SBS has been very good and offered a refund as all of there honda "OEM" filters are purflux made in france
    So has Honda have switched suppliers and why
    I expected the element to have at least a honda label on it!
     
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    I know this is a late response, but most OEM Honda filters have been Purflux and Made in France for as long as I can remember, occasionally I’ve noticed one will be made in USA.
    Picked up 2 filters from my local Honda dealer this week, both Purflux items & French in Honda retail packaging.
     
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    So what this boils down into, was Sportsbikeshop giving you a full refund for getting the filter that you should have got.

    God damn their customer service blows me away every time.
     
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  5. bonjo

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    looks that way!!
    Started after I read about fake honda filter getting into reputable suppliers stocks. Checked mine and so no part number on the filter only puraflex + honda label.

    They could have looked into it themselves and come to the same findings as I subsequently did.

    Guess it was too small a change to bother and I tend to spend good money with them.

    Yes excellent CS
     

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