Non genuine SARD Fuel Pressure Regulators with a SARD logo on them
A few days ago we posted an article about the huge problems being caused by counterfeit automotive parts being made in Taiwan & China titled "The fight against fakes and counterfeiters - an eye opening documentary".
Sadly that issue has now reared it's ugly head yet again, this time with a critical fueling component ...
One of the most respected innovative manufacturers in the world is a Japanese company called SARD Corporation. SARD stands for "Sigma Advanced Racing Development". You can see the SARD logo at the top of the windscreen in the photo above of Toyota's JGTC Supra.
SARD was founded in 1972 and is one of the most respected Japanese motorsport companies in the world. SARD was the first team to ever qualify in a Japanese car at Le Mans, and are reknowned all over the world for the SARD Fuel Pressure Regulators which they make in Japan, and which are used on racecars all over the world.
SARD Fuel Pressure RegulatorsPhoto from SARD USA's website of genuine SARD fuel pressure regulators
The genuine SARD Fuel Pressure Regulators are an extremely well engineered and beautifully manufactured product, and trusted by teams all over the world to ensure that their cars receive the fuel pressure they need to keep their engine's happy and working at their best.
You can see a photo of genuine SARD fuel pressure regulators in the bottom right of this page from SARD's catalog ...
Recently we were contacted by someone who said that they had been sold a non-genuine SARD fuel pressure regulator with a SARD logo on it by another parts company.
Separately, we then spoke to another contact of ours who had also been having fuelling issues on his car, so the fuel pressure regulator on his car was replaced with a brand new genuine SARD one from an authorised SARD dealer as a precautionary measure.
Word has now spread to a number of tuning forums of incidents of non-genuine SARD fuel pressure regulators being sold, with SARD logos on non-genuine products.
Obviously getting the genuine real deal product is vitally important, as the fuel pressure regulator ensures that your engine receives the correct amount of fuel.
If you get a drop in fuel pressure, you can end up with a lean mixture, which can quickly destroy any highly tuned engine.
How do I ensure I get the genuine product ?Photo from SARD USA's website of genuine SARD fuel pressure regulators Photo from SARD USA's website of a genuine SARD fuel pressure regulator Photo from SARD USA's website of genuine SARD fuel pressure regulators
Above are some excellent photos of the real deal genuine SARD fuel pressure regulators from this page on SARD USA's website ...
SARD have also recently announced a limited edition genuine SARD Fuel pressure regulator called the "Black Limited", which is shown in the photo below ...
You can find info about the "Black Limited" model on SARD's website by clicking here
You can also find some info by reading this page on the rexnet.com.au tuning forum. The first post on that page has a photo attached at the bottom which you can click to enlarge, and text in that post which accompanies the photos.
If you are in the market for a genuine SARD Fuel Pressure regulator ...
- remember that just because a fuel pressure regulator someone is trying to sell you has a SARD sticker on it, that sticker does NOT guarantee it's the real thing
- you absolutely must learn how to tell the genuine real deal Japanese made SARD fuel pressure regulator from the non-genuine
Your fuel pressure regulator is an absolutely critical part of your fuel system.
If you would like us to source a genuine SARD Fuel Pressure Regulator for your car, please contact us and we will organise order one for you from SARD's official Australian distributor.