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i need a compression tester

anyone have the cheap $20 ones available from the local parts stores??
are they any good..do they hold up??

where & what brand do you guys buy and what cost for a good one?

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I'd look for one that screws into the plug hole. These have a hose between the gauge and engine. Holding a rubber tipped gauge in the hole while the engine is cranking is difficult. Can't help with brand or price.

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"you get what you pay for"
I learned the hard way.
I thought I had a tired eng due to one of those "garden variety" compression testers
I also melted a hot-rod two-stroke in one of my sleds because the compression tester I had read low! Spend a little more now will save you in the later.
I bought a Snap-On and love it.

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I purchased mine at Sears about 6 or years ago. Very happy with it.

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the local sotres have an "actron" brand that has the quick connect hose with various adapters etc for about $20-21

sears has a sears brand (not craftsman with lifetime warranty) @$25 that appears identical to the actron right down to the package...in fact they carry a fuel pressure guage that is "actron" so i presume actron is their supplier

anyone happy with this brand...its about all that seems to be available locally

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I have the actron guage. Think I bought it thru Jeg's. Works great and I would definitely recommend it if Snap 0n is too pricey - which they generally are.
 
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