Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Northern California, USA
Here are some photos of an example of a "Knock Off" Bonaldi brake booster. This particular booster fits on a second series Lancia Fulvia. It is believed to be built in China, Turkey, or some other location where Bonaldi would not normally be built, or refurbished. That is outside of Europe/UK. The securing bolts, on both halves of the canister are epoxied into place with what appears to be a JB Weld type of adhesive. There is no brazing on either of the canister halves. The booster came with a green Bonaldi decal on it, and there are no legible identifying brand names, or part numbers, stamped on either of the canister halves. The seals appear to be correct, but personally I would not risk using them. The note in the photo is from Karp's Power Brake Service in Upland, CA. They informed me that not a few counterfeit brake boosters, master cylinders, calipers, wheel cylinders, etc...for all kinds of cars, ranging from GM to Ferrari, are really helping their business to thrive. Hope this helps.