Quality / Product markings

QUALITY CLASSIFICATION

Based on EC Block Exemption Regulation 461/2010 (GVO)

Polcar holds its own and unique solution in Europe of quality designations of the products, in accordance with the Uniform System of Information about the Quality of the Component.

  • O - genuine parts* (OE) carrying the logo – trade mark of the vehicle manufacturer.
  • Q - original parts* (OEM/OES) carrying the logo - trade mark of the part manufacturer that supplies these components to vehicle assembly lines.
  • PC - replacement body parts of quality** matching the quality of components fitted on vehicle assembly lines - additionally carrying a certificate of quality issued by one of the following institutions: Centro Zaragoza, Thatcham or TÜV Rheinland.
  • PJB - replacement parts of quality** matching the quality of components fitted on vehicle assembly lines, sourced from and guaranteed by a specific manufacturer as indicated in Polcar catalogue.
  • PJ - supplier-recommended replacement parts of quality** matching the quality of components fitted on vehicle assembly lines.
  • P - replacement parts of quality** matching the quality of components fitted on vehicle assembly lines.

    Parts marked with Z and ZJ can be made from different raw materials and using different technologies than those used to manufacture original parts.

  • ZJ - supplier-recommended replacement parts of higher quality.
  • Z - other replacement parts.

Polcar boasts a unique approach as to how information regarding quality is presented, allowing Customers to make a clear and conscious choice according to criteria of their choosing, e.g. quality/price level against the age of the car in question.

When creating quality designations, Polcar followed both old (Block Exemption 1400/2002) and new (Block Exemption 461/2010) EU Commission Regulations

*) genuine/original parts offer quality equal to factory-fitted components; they are manufactured in compliance with vehicle manufacturer specifications and production standards

**) “parts of quality matching factory-fitted components” are parts, whose manufacturer attests they are of the same quality as components used during vehicle assembly

Identification of products THERMICAL PARTS

Radiators

Identification of radiators (marked in the end of the Polcar number):

  • _ _ _ _ 0 8 1 X - radiator marked with logo - trade mark of the manufacturer of the component, that supplies given component for the assembly line of the vehicle eg. VALEO, BEHR.
  • _ _ _ _ 0 81 K - radiator of KOYO production
  • _ _ _ _ 0 8 – 1 - first equivalent for _ _ _ _ 0 8 1 X,
  • _ _ _ _ 0 8 A 1 - second equivalent for _ _ _ _ 0 8 1 X,
  • _ _ _ _ 0 8 ... - other equivalents, if there are some.

Material identification (appears in column "Material"):

Intercoolers

Identification of intercoolers (marked in the end of the Polcar number):

  • _ _ _ _ J 8 1 X - intercooler marked with logo - trade mark of the manufacturer of the component, that supplies given component for the assembly line of the vehicle eg. VALEO, BEHR.
  • _ _ _ _ J 8 – 1 - first equivalent for _ _ _ _ J 8 1 X,
  • _ _ _ _ J 8 A 1 - second equivalent for _ _ _ _ J 8 1 X.

Material identification (appears in column "Material"):

Heaters

Identification of heaters (marked in the end of the Polcar number):

  • _ _ _ _ N 8 1X - heater marked with logo - trade mark of the manufacturer of the component, that supplies given component for the assembly line of the vehicle eg. VALEO, BEHR.
  • _ _ _ _ N 8 – 1 - first equivalent for _ _ _ _ N 8 X 1,
  • _ _ _ _ N 8 A 1 - second equivalent for _ _ _ _ N 8 X 1.

Material identification (appears in column "Material"):

Oil coolers

Identification of oil coolers (marked in the end of the Polcar number):

  • _ _ _ _ L 8 1 X - oil cooler marked with logo - trade mark of the manufacturer of the component, that supplies given component for the assembly line of the vehicle eg. VALEO, BEHR.
  • _ _ _ _ L 8 1 – 1 - equivalent for _ _ _ _ L 8 1 X.

Material identification (appears in column "Material"):

QUALITY SYMBOL DISTINCTION WITHIN THERMAL PARTS RANGE

radiators, heaters, intercoolers and oil coolers

Q genuine component OE/OEM or OES, marked with logo-trademark of the manufacturer of the component that supplies given component for the assembly of vehicles.  
PJ technology and materials, used in the production process, are compatible with OE technology, or better. Thermal efficiency NOT lower than OE/OEM or OES product. Alternative products group 1
compatible with OE (recommended by Polcar)
P technology and materials, used in the production process, are compatible with OE technology, or better. Thermal efficiency may be lower than OE/OEM or OES product.
ZJ equivalent component which can be produced in a different technology from that of an OE product. Thermal efficiency may be lower than an OE/OEM or OES product. Alternative products group 2
incompatible with OE:
Z other equivalent components.

Production technologies

  • A/A brazed - full aluminum brazed radiator
  • A/P brazed - aluminum brazed core/plastic tanks
  • A/P mech. - aluminum mechanically assembled core/plastic tanks

Condensers

Identification of products figure 8th in Polcar Number:

  • X - original condenser of Behr, Valeo, Delphi, Visteon, Denso, Halla, Doowon etc.,
  • K - condenser of KOYO.

Identification of products figure 7th in Polcar Number:

  • A - replacement condenser of serpentine technology with round pipes,
  • B - replacement condenser of serpentine technology with flat pipes,
  • C - replacement condenser of parallel flow technology.

Material:

Mostly: A/A brazed - aluminum soldered technology.

Older types: C/B - copper soldered with brass.

Radiator fans, motors, shrouds

Configuration:

  • W - fan wheel,
  • S - fan motor,
  • T - shroud or fan support,
  • W+S - fan wheel with motor,
  • W+S+T - fan with motor and shroud,
  • 2x(W+S)+T - fan with motor and shroud (double).

Diameter of the fan wheel (mm)
Engine power (W)

Shroud (support) material:

  • ME - metal,
  • PL - plastic,
  • PL/ME - plastic + metal.

Comments

  1. If the description of a part doesn’t show any application details it means that this part can be fitted to the standard (basic) version of vehicle.
  2. Illustrations of the items listed in catalogue demonstrate general view only. Presented completeness of part may vary from real – essential is description of the item.
  3. Mirrors and lighting products without European homologation (ECE) are not allowed for use in road traffic of EC countries.
  4. For car lighting it is necessary to use bulbs of the same parameters as those applied by the car manufacturer or lamp manufacturer. Using bulbs of higher power for example 100W may result in the damage of the lamp and in loss of warranty.