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Quick-Connect Compression Tester

Pittsburgh Automotive 95187 Quick-Connect Compression Tester

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Pittsburgh Automotive - item#95187
Quick connect fittings make this compressor tester easy to use

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Product Overview
Description
This compression tester features a universal quick connect to easily reach plug ports on vehicles, boats and motorcycles! Diagnose worn piston rings, burnt valves and bad head gaskets quickly and easily. The compression tester comes with a blow mold case for easy organization and storage. A quality compression tester for mechanics and machinists to get quick and reliable diagnosis.
  • Quickly diagnose worn piston rings, burnt valves and bad head gaskets
  • Professional quality, works on most domestic and foreign engines
  • 24 in. flexible hose for easy reach
  • Three 10-1/2 in. flexible adapters (M 12 x 1.25 long reach, M 10 x 1.00 standard, M 14 x 1.25 standard)
  • Large easy-to-read gauge with rubber impact jacket
  • Pressure range: 0-300 PSI
  • Push button pressure release
Specifications
Name Quick-Connect Compression Tester
SKU 95187
Brand Pittsburgh Automotive
Maximum pressure (PSI) 500 PSI
Quantity 4
Working pressure (psi) 0-300 PSI
Hose Length 24 in.
Product Weight 2.8 lbs.
Shipping Weight 3.33 lb.
Accessories Included 3 flex adapters, carrying case
Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Pittsburgh AutomotiveQuick-Connect Compression Tester
 
2.0

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (34)

24%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Good value (10)
  • Good instructions / manual (9)
  • Compact (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Poor value (14)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Minor repairs (6)
  • Home (5)
  • Automotive repair shop (4)
  • Regular maintenance (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (12), Mechanic (11), Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Professional (4), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works like a Charm

Went to the local outozone to rent/borrow one of their compression testers, showing comp at 60pounds. I didn't think tha that was right, even on one fresh cylinder. Went to HF and...Read complete review

Went to the local outozone to rent/borrow one of their compression testers, showing comp at 60pounds. I didn't think tha that was right, even on one fresh cylinder. Went to HF and picked this unit up and took it home. Pulled first plug comp was 90, the rest were in the upper 80's. Looks like the rent a tool was a piece of junk. If I believed it my motor would be in peices now getting rebuilt, for no reason, other than a faulty tool from a major parts store.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Measures Consistently Low

You can't beat the price on this kit. The hoses are nice and long. It would be a challenge to get them stuck in your cylinder head like some other kits. The rubber...Read complete review

You can't beat the price on this kit. The hoses are nice and long. It would be a challenge to get them stuck in your cylinder head like some other kits. The rubber protector around the gauge is a nice touch. This kit had a spark plug size that I needed for an old Japanese dirt bike that none of the kits at my local parts stores had. The gauge stores the highest PSI it measures so you don't have to stare at it while cranking.

Unfortunately, this gauge measures consistently low cylinder pressures. I get low numbers out of a 2-stroke dirt bike that I rebuilt and consistently low numbers out of my high compression car engine. Like a previous reviewer I'm assuming it's because the hoses are so long.

It's good for measuring compression variation between cylinders or for periodically checking compression levels, but don't expect it to give you results as high as it should.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very helpful tool

By the old barn mechanic

from Greenville, SC

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Case To Keep It In
  • Easy To Use
  • Unbeatable Price

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

      I bought one just to verify what the shop told me and to make sure it wasn't piston rings, using the oil trick. 3 out of 4 cylinders were 120 and the bad one was 80. For the price of this and with the infamous 20% off, how could you go wrong. I really liked that the hose screwed in and no worry about an adapter being left behind and it has a nice little case to keep it all together. Just My two cents.

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worked for me

      By apromodsfan

      from birmingham, al

      About Me Mechanic

      Pros

      • Clear Instructions
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Time Saver

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Minor Repairs
      • Regular Maintenance

      Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

      After reading the other comments I had to log back in a give people some hope. I cannot say that the readings are low because i did not compare it to another brand, but the readings I got were in spec and consistant, as consistant is acctually the most important factor in the test

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      compression tester

      By hotrodd

      from Motor City

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Minor Repairs
        • Regular Maintenance

        Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

        Worked perfectly. Hose is long but give it a second to build pressure. Dont forget to open the throttle completely while testing for compression.

        Comment on this review

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works like a Charm

        By Big Boss Man

        from Chandler Az

        About Me Boat owner several boats

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Better than rent a tool
        • Clear Instructions
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Plenty of plug opptions
        • Reliable
        • Time Saver

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Outboard tester

          Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

          Went to the local outozone to rent/borrow one of their compression testers, showing comp at 60pounds. I didn't think tha that was right, even on one fresh cylinder. Went to HF and picked this unit up and took it home. Pulled first plug comp was 90, the rest were in the upper 80's. Looks like the rent a tool was a piece of junk. If I believed it my motor would be in peices now getting rebuilt, for no reason, other than a faulty tool from a major parts store.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good price, good tool

          By Bruce

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Clear Instructions
          • Compact Design
          • Good Value
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

              Good tool

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good deal

              By dan

              from washington

              About Me Mechanic

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Reliable
              • Time Saver
              • Works great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                  tool works great good price

                  Comment on this review

                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Tool

                  By Andy

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                  Worked great. Didn't get stuck in my engine like the loaner tool from AutoZone. The hose turns with the threads so you can unscrew it for sure. I would recommend using a little anti-seize on the threads of any compression tester.

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                  (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GOOD TOOL

                  By DOUG

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                  TOOL WORKS GREAT THE HOSES COULD BE A LITTLE MORE HEAVIER.

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great inexpensive compression tester

                  By Dave

                  from NJ

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                        I've never checked the accuracy of it in terms of pressure, but you are looking for a pattern of pressure or to compare cylinder pressure differences. Tool works great, have used it about a dozen times in diagnostics now. The tube is long enough that I tuck it under a windshield wiper so I can watch it as I crank from the drivers seat :)

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                        4.0

                        Explanation of why some of the people gave bad reviews.

                        By Searay45db

                        from Philadelphia

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                              I bought this kit to use in my Mantis tiller. I have a really nice one, but the threads actually hit the top of the cylinder head, so I have to unscrew the hose half way. I bought this, and it gave me a much lower reading as many people have indicated.

                              You are dealing with a volume issue here. I was able to interchange the gauges from my "good" set to this, Got the same readings. If our using especially on a two stroke, you need to use a set that has very little volume of air. The gauges are not defective.

                              Longer and fatter the hose, the more volume you need on output, that is why the gauges have a one way valve on them.

                              Make sense! Nice gauge set, just for much bigger motors.

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                              Manufacturer Warranty Detail We guarantee this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase. Limitations apply.
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