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Hi folks, I just bought a supposedly genuine Porsche AOS from ebay form a big auto parts seller "Partscontainer", the outside box is USPS priority box and the part was in a clear ziplock bag with a inkjet printed label on. It just doesn't feel right that this part would come from an OEM in that bag.....but I could be wrong. I googled the pictures of a few genuine parts and the marking matches. However, this is my second Boxster and probably 4th AOS change and I remember buying the AOS from the dealer that was in a porsche labeled plastic bag which was in cardboard box with the Porsche Genuine parts tape on it. I then went to alibaba and found several knock-off AOS, the only difference was the part where the "MHO Germany" would be stamped was blank on the chinese one. Again I maybe wrong but I feel like they are making fake parts with the all the right hallmarks of the genuine thing. Just for reference I attached the one I bought with another on ebay that comes in the box I was talking about. 



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I would say the top unit is a knock off.  We have had absolutely no luck with aftermarket AOS units, some even failing right out of the box.  Considering how annoying they can be to swap out, it ain’t worth the price differential. 

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