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Old 01-13-2010, 05:18 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by athayer187 View Post
Be careful about jumping to conclusions. The E36 TUV certificate may cover the "part family" of raceland coils, basically a set of part numbers (probably regardless of application). The TUV cert is for quality, documentation, and basic strength/reliability type testing done to prove the design. Generally speaking, the E36 and E46 application are similar enough that they may be covered. I can't translate german, but I do know that for fuel cell cars, holding one TUV cert for the fuel cell part numbers enables you to use it in different make and model cars (how I spend my days).
TUV certification must be done for each application.

The difference with the fuel cell is that it's universal. You have to prove its durability and its construction. Being that suspension designs are different on every application, you must certify each one.
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