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Quick-Connect Compression Tester

Pittsburgh Automotive 95187 Quick-Connect Compression Tester

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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
Warranty 90 Day
Customer Reviews

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Pittsburgh AutomotiveQuick-Connect Compression Tester
 
2.1

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (24)

20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good value (10)
  • Good instructions / manual (8)
  • Compact (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Poor value (13)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Minor repairs (6)
  • Home (5)
  • Automotive repair shop (4)
  • Regular maintenance (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (12), Mechanic (11), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked for me

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor design

This tool is improperly designed. The tester has a check valve (Schrader valve on good models) located near the gage. This puts several feet of hose between the cylinder head and valve,...Read complete review

This tool is improperly designed. The tester has a check valve (Schrader valve on good models) located near the gage. This puts several feet of hose between the cylinder head and valve, increasing volume, therefore readings will be lower.I tested this tester with a $30 jobber from sears which had the proper valve location - at the end of the hose near cyl head. Results were about 90psi with this tester versus 145psi with a properly designed one. A difference enough to warrant a tear down!!!!!!

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(4 of 4 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

Comment on this review

(2 of 2 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

    (3 of 4 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.

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      (1 of 5 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

          (1 of 1 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

              (6 of 6 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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              (2 of 7 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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Does What It's Supposed To Do

              By CuPpY

              from Oakland, Ca.

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

              Pros

              • Clear Instructions
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Automotive Repair Shop
                • Home

                Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                The design seems the same as all other major name brand tools. Even the location of the valve is the same on all the other brands that I was able to find so I'm not quite sure what the whole fuzz is about the length of the hose and the location of the valve. Even the higher priced name brand tools have the same valve location.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great tool for price

                By Chun

                from Salt Lake City

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Home
                  • Minor Repairs

                  Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                  for the price it is a good tool, if the cylinder starts to misfire, this is the tool to diagnose the problem. first one i bought it did not come with M14 one, and i went back to store exchanged another one and make sure it come with 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm !!

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Lathe cutting down required on 2001 Ford

                  By Helpful Harvey of Central Alabama", [tm]

                  from Jemison, Al., United States

                  About Me "Helpful Harvey of MidAL", "Semiprofessional STRK, Casual Driver, ConstrExtract El'tronics, Gizmo043, If u can do it but don't, Innovative and Inventor, Maintenance Electrician, --Then call me Text, Txt helpfulharveyt90210

                  Pros

                  • Can test Multisize metric
                  • Easily field modcorrected
                  • Handy Storage box

                  Cons

                  • 14mm adapter bad design

                  Best Uses

                  • Check for upper cyl leak
                  • Chk for worn rings or val
                  • Compare cyl's parameters
                  • Show off "bargain" kit

                  Comments about Pittsburgh Automotive Quick-Connect Compression Tester:

                  It is an inexpensive beginning of a product with useful parts. I bought it on sale, but had to AGAIN WATCH THE CASH REGISTER TAPE OF H.F.Tools did not have the CORRECT sale price in THEIR COMPUTER!

                  Now two weeks later, I tried to use it, only to find that the collar on the 14mm head is oversized for testing in the recessed spark plug hole on my 2001 Ford Escape with DOHC Duratec engine.

                  Not everyone has a machinest lathe in their basement. Since I inherited one, I was able to reshape the cylindrical end to the dimensions of the new and old spark plugs.

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                  Warranty
                  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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