So I received the Bosch MAF today from what is supposed to be reputable seller. I think I got the right stuff this time around.
Photo 1 - fake
Photo 2 - real; note the proper security seal with code to verify online for genuineness (however the seal was already broken,
), probably nothing. By the way, does anyone know why http://www.protect.bosch.com/
Photo 3 - fake
Photo 4 - real; quality of the sticker is much better
Photo 5 - real; came in "grease" paper, as it should according to many reports before
Photo 6 - real; came with protective caps (the fake didn't, and its box is slightly oversized)
Photo 7 - real; proper tamper torx screws
Photo 8 - real; insers actually has Bosch markings, the fake has no markings at all, generic crap
Photo 9 - real; there IS NO MB number, and there shouldn't be, no genuine aftermarket Bosch MAF that I have seen has MB part number, just Bosch number.
Please free to comment on these statements. Do you think I am wrong in stating that the first MAF (with MB part number) is as fake as they get, and the second MAF is genuine in every visible way. Will wait for your comments gentlemen.
Looking forward to installing and trying out.