February_2022 - 50
Reviewed by Mario Rojas, lead
diagnostic technician at
Autobahn Performance in
Oakland Park, Florida.
Q: What types of jobs did you use
this tool for?
A: Jobs where you are required to keep
the vehicle running to troubleshoot a fuelrelated
misfire. For example, a stuck open
injector. Without this tool, I'd have to
either work outside or with the shop door
fully opened, letting out all of that sweet
Q: What kind of setup was involved
before using the product?
A: The extractor came in on a pallet.
We used a forklift to relocate it from
where it was dropped off to where the
shop was (across the street). The blower
came bolted onto the caddy already, and
the hoses and accessories were not already
installed, due to packaging. It did require
some assembly but for us automotive technicians,
what doesn't, right?
Q: How easy was it to use?
A: It was a little more difficult to
maneuver than I anticipated, but that is
more likely a result of our particular shop
layout rather than the product itself.
Q: How was its packaging? Did it
come with any accessories?
A: Packaged like a fortress. It came
with one giant hose.
Q: Was there a
A: It did come
with a manual,
but honest ly,
sk i mmed
through it rapidly,
as the unit
in its assembly.
Q: What features did you like?
A: I liked the suction power very much.
On an opposite dual exhaust system,
although there was no " Y " attachment,
it had enough suction to prevent exhaust
from exiting out of the opposite " open "
Q: Is there any way you could think
to improve or add to this product?
A: Maneuverability. The casters had
locks on them that required a good kick
to release. If somehow that caster was in a
bad position, the frame of the caddy would
make it difficult to access that disengagement
tab, since the locks not only prevent
the rotation of the wheel but also its ability
to swivel. Two rigid casters at the rear of
the caddy, along with two swivel casters in
the front may be a better setup.
*Note: This product was loaned to the reviewer free of charge from the manufacturer.
50 PTEN FEBRUARY 2022 www.VehicleServicePros.com
I would also include a " Y " attachment
as a standard, and lengthen the power
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would
you rate this tool overall?
A: I would rate this a nine. I think it's
a great unit, and the shop owner is now
interested in buying it as well. As a product
that is meeting the needs of shops of all
shapes and sizes, I think it's a rock-solid
unit, built for a lifetime, and simply does
exactly what it's supposed to do.
MARIO ROJAS is an L1 ASE Master
certified Diagnostic Technician
from Miami, Florida. He first
began working on cars as a way
to supplement his income until
finally stepping into the industry
full-time in 2013. He's now working at Autobahn
Performance, a shop that specializes in European
vehicles. Rojas also shares some of his work on his
YouTube channel, Super Mario Diagnostics.
The FumeCaddie from Plymovent is designed to
capture exhaust fumes at the source, emitted by any
vehicle or apparatus running indoors. The portable
exhaust fan removes the fumes through a suction
hose and delivers the fumes to the outside of the
structure through the exhaust hose. It's directly connected
to the vehicle or apparatus tailpipe with an
easy-to-use nozzle. The extractor consists of a 3/4hp
115V fan assembly, 33' of extraction hose on the standard
FumeCaddie, and 41' of hose on the two hose
with Y adapter FumeCaddie, an easy-to-use nozzle,
and a 9' power cord. It's all assembled on an easyto-maneuver,
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