CORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

General Requirements:

Cores must have no major parts missing or damage to obtain full core allowance.

Cores with damaged or missing parts are subject to reduced core allowances.

Cores may be returned against core charges up to 6 months after date of purchase. Any cores returned against invoices older than 6 months will be treated as excess cores.

The following rules apply to all cores being returned:

  • All disassembled cores will be considered having 2 parts damaged.
  • Badly rusted or corroded cores have no core value.
  • Fire damaged cores have no core value.
  • Cores that have been welded, brazed or otherwise repaired are considered no core value.

Fleet Products / KBR core acceptance requires only a visual inspection and is based on three simple criteria:

  • The core part must be an active part number offered for exchange by Fleet Products / KBR .
  • Core must be in an off-engine condition. This means there has been no prior attempt at rebuilding the component. The core component is a complete unit and not disassembled or altered in any manner. Core is not damaged by non-operational causes such as rust, rough handling, fire or improper removal.
  • Core must meet acceptance standards established within these guidelines. Refer to the specific product section for details about your core component below.

AIR COMPRESSOR

CORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

  • Complete Core - Fully assembled and complete (including gear when applicable) Full Core Refund
  • Rear Cover - Cracked back cover. (1 Part Damage)
  • Crankcase - Broken case, flange or flange base. (2 Part Damage)
  • Crankshaft - Non-operational damage (hammer strike to shaft) (1 Part Damaged) or Broken Crankshaft (2 Part Damage)

Acceptable Compressors - Bendix, Midland, Clayton, Cummins, Wabco & Knorr.

What to look for when inspecting your compressor core for return.

  • Crankshafts – Look for: Damaged locknut threads caused by pulley puller. Damaged locknut threads evident by pulled threads caused by over torquing or corrosion. Damaged key slot caused by loose drive hubs/pulleys
  • Crankcases – Look for: Broken flange mounting surfaces caused by mishandling. Broken or cracked sides caused by a rotating broken connecting rod. Broken base flange caused by mishandling
  • Heads – Look for: Damaged water port threads caused by over torquing or corrosion. Freeze cracks around water ports
  • Complete core – Look for: Excessive corrosion or obvious long periods of non-use. Core should be in “off engine condition”. Damage by non-operational causes such as fire, rust or rough handling

Damage Criteria:

There are four stages in determining the value of a Air Compressor Core:

Good Core - 100%

1 Part Damaged - 50% Value

2 Parts Damaged - 25% Value

3 Parts Damaged - 0% Value

  • 1 Part Damaged - Damaged Head, Broken Front Cover, Missing or Damaged Gear (when applicable), Connecting Rod, Piston or Broken/Missing Back Cover
  • 2 Parts Damaged - Broken Crankcase or Damaged Crankshaft

AIR DRYER & DESICCANT

CORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

  • Complete Core - Fully assembled and complete Full Core Refund
  • Check/Purge Valve - Missing check valve or missing purge valve (1 Part Damaged)
What to look for when inspecting your air dryer core for return.

Air Dryers - Model 2, Model 4, Model 9, Model IP , Model SP & System Saver

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Corroded/damaged shell
  • Corroded cover
  • Missing pieces
  • Damage / corroded lower body

What to look for when inspecting your desiccant core for return

  • Broken / damaged bolt
  • Corroded/damaged shell

Damage Criteria:

There are four stages in determining the value of a Air Dryer/Desiccant Core:

Good Core - 100%

1 Part Damaged - 50% Value

2 Parts Damaged - 25% Value

3 Parts Damaged - 0% Value

  • 1 Part Damaged - Missing check valve or missing purge valve
  • 2 Parts Damaged - Missing both the check valve and purge valve
  • No Core Valve - Broken bolt/stud, broken end cap, broken lid, broken or damaged housing, damaged threads or heavily corroded.

LUCAS PRODUCTS

CORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

What to look for when inspecting your Lucas cylinder core for return.

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Missing or damaged components (pistons)
  • Damaged threads
  • Excessive corrosion

What to look for when inspecting your Lucas backing plate core for return When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Missing or damaged components (missing cylinder or pistons)
  • Bent damaged or corroded assembly

Damage Criteria:

Complete Backing Plates here are three stages in determining the value of a Backing Plate Core:

Good Core - 100%

1 Part Damaged - 50% Value

2 Parts Damaged - 0% Value

  • 1 Part Damaged - Missing piston, missing adjuster/expander cylinder or bent/cut plate.
  • 2 Parts Damaged - Heavily corroded or two of the above conditions are applicable.

Adjusting / Expander Cylinders:

There are two stages in determining the value of a Adjusting/Expander Cylinder Core:

Good Core - 100%

1 Part Damaged - 0% Value

  • 1 Part Damaged - Missing piston or damaged casting

FAN CLUTCHES

CORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

What to look for when inspecting your Horton or Bendix fan clutch core for return.

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Damaged pulley groove caused by rough handling
  • Seized bearings (this indicates a damaged shaft)
  • Damaged by non-operational causes (fire, rust or rough handling)
What to look for when inspecting your Kysor fan clutch core for return

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Seized bearings (this indicates a damaged shaft)
  • Damaged by non-operational causes (fire, rust or rough handling)
  • Excessive corrosion

Damage Criteria:

There are three stages in determining the value of a Fan Clutch Core:

Good Core - 100%

1 Part Damaged - 25% Value

2 Parts Damaged - 0% Value

  • 1 Part Damaged - Damage Pulley Groves, Seized Bearings, Excessive Corrosion or Damage Shaft
  • 2 Parts Damaged - When two or more of the above are applicable

HYDRAULIC COMPONENTS

CORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

What to look for when inspecting your Hydrovac core for return.

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Disassembled or missing parts
  • Excessive rust or corrosion
  • Cracked or broken slave cylinder

What to look for when inspecting your Hydroboost / Electraboost core for return

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Disassembled or missing parts
  • Excessive corrosion
  • Cracked or broken housing

What to look for when inspecting your Hydromax core for return

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • Disassembled, missing parts or damaged components
  • Damaged push rod or power piston shaft (shaft must be smooth and
  • intact with no scratches, pitting or dent)
  • Cracked or broken housing

Damage Criteria: There are three stages in determining the value of a Hydraulic Core:

Good Core - 100%

1 Part Damaged - 50% Value

2 Parts Damaged - 0% Value

  • 1 Part Damaged - Missing components, cracked or broken housing / slave cylinder, damaged push rod / power piston shaft or disassembled
  • 2 Parts Damaged - Excessive corrosion or rust

AIR DISC CALIPERS/CARRIERS

CORE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

What to look for when inspecting your Caliper core for return.

When inspecting a core – Look for:
  • With the pads removed, use a screwdriver to depress the lever. The lever should rotate freely. A broken, fractured, or seized lever counts.
  • If the chamber counterbore sealing surface is pitted counts.
  • If the caliper has corrosion, rust, debris, or missing cap; count as one part damaged.
  • If the caliper has dents, dings, gouges or impact marks greater in diameter than 6mm.

What to look for when inspecting your Carrier core for return

When inspecting a core – Look for:

  • A cracked, damaged, fractured or missing carrier.

Damage Criteria:

There are four stages in determining the value of a Air Disc Caliper/Carrier Core:

Good Core - 100%

1 Part Damaged - 50% Value

2 Parts Damaged - 25% Value

3 Parts Damaged - 0% Value

  • 1 Part Damaged - Broken, fractured or seized lever, chamber counterbore sealing surface is pitted, corrosion, rust, debris, or missing cap and dents, dings, gouges or impact marks greater in diameter than 6 mm.
  • 2 Parts Damaged - Any two of the above.
  • 3 Parts Damaged - Welded, brazed, opened, reworked, modified, cracked or fractured.