Original and Imitations

Avoid the risk of counterfeit parts

Gaskets ensure optimum engine functioning and performance. Play it safe and always use original spare parts from Elring for your vehicle service.

Counterfeit parts can result in serious damage to the engine, and there is a significant safety risk in installing fake and replica products. To protect them from cheap imitations, Elring products are always marked with an Elring hologram.

To meet the latest security requirements, the existing hologram has been upgraded into a nanogram. The distinctive differences between old and new versions are shown clearly below.



New Elring Nanogram

In the future you will find this on all full gasket sets (S), cylinder-head gasket sets (ES), crank case sets (CS) and cylinder-head gaskets (ZKD).

Find out all of the security features on our holograms with the PDF below

Download your guide to Counterfeit Detection



Current stock has not been re-labelled. This means that we will be delivering products featuring the new nanogram or the old hologram.

Typical features

three-dimensional (impression of depth), non-detachable, transparent, recessed numerical code.

Forgeries of the old hologram

Surface print only (no depth effect), detachable foil label, numerical code printed in black.

Genuine Gaskets 

As well as inspecting the hologram, you can also inspect the quality of your gasket. A genuine gasket features a perfect elastomer profile fit at the pressure oil duct for guaranteed reliable operation.

However, imitation Elring gaskets have an inferior elastomer profile which results in a major loss of oil. 

Original gasket

With accurately matching elastomer profile on the pressure oil channel. This means guaranteed functional safety


Improperly machined elastomer profile means high oil loss