CARDONE's Quality Assurance Laboratory tested two CARDONE remanufactured Smog Pumps against two remanufactured Smog Pumps from a competitor. The results of the tests are detailed below.
| ||Vanes ||Uses proper size vanes. ||Uses under sized vanes. Undersized vanes may cause improper air flow through the unit. ||Every unit is tested for proper CFM (cubic feet/minute-total volume output of air/minute). CARDONE uses O.E. quality materials in every unit to ensure customers a 100% quality product. |
| ||Hubs ||Pressed with anaerobic adhesive. ||Pressed without anaerobic adhesive. May cause hubs to detach from the backplate resulting in premature pump failure. ||Each hub is pressed with anaerobic adhesive to guarantee hub attachment. |
| ||Carbon Springs ||Proper spring tension. ||Improper spring tension. Excessive bend may cause premature carbon wear. ||Proper spring tension increases the longevity of CARDONE units. |
| ||Carbon Shoe ||Installs carbon shoe. ||Shoes are not provided above the carbon sticks. This may cause an improper seal and the unit to fail. ||Carbon shoes are installed in every unit to aid proper seal, promoting accurate CFH (cubic feet per hour) level. |
| ||Cleaning Process ||Thorough cleaning process that removes all residue. ||Questionable cleaning process. Internal contamination remained. ||CARDONE thoroughly cleans every unit to prevent contamination which may affect the Smog Pump’s performance. |
| ||Instruction Sheet ||Tri-lingual (English, Spanish, and French) ||Basic English instructions. Printed on the outside of the box. ||CARDONE meets the language needs of regional, national, and international customers. |
| ||Testing ||Tests for accurate CFH (cubic feet/hour) output. Also tests "run-in" (500 mile time period necessary for the vanes to break-in with the housing) at 1,000 RPMs ||Unknown testing procedures. ||Proper testing during steps in the remanufacturing process guarantees the customer product quality and reliability every time. |
CARDONE's remanufactured Smog Pumps not only offer a high quality, low cost alternative to new parts, but are the leading choice in the remanufactured market.