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Old 09-16-2005, 06:14 PM
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Advice on leakdown tester

I went to the dealer to order a new leakdown tester and I was suprised when I found out that one from Kohler is $150 and one from briggs is about $170. I went to another dealer and he had a brand new Kohler tester that he just got in and he said he would let me have it for $100. He also had one from Stihl that was about 3 years old and he said he would let me have it for $40.

So what i'm asking is should I get the new one or the used one. He said Stihl would test 2 and 4 cycle engines but the Kohler would only test a 4 cycle.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:54 PM
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Whats the difference between a new and used one aside from the obvious? What can break in one...I would go with the 40 dollar one...tests 2 and 4 strokes and is cheaper.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:55 PM
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Unless you plan on using it alot, I would buy the used one if it's in good condition just in case you need to test a 2 cycle unit.
I have also seen them new for around 75.00, I believe I seen one here for less than that. www.jcw.com
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Old 09-16-2005, 08:54 PM
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I have also seen them new for around 75.00
How about this one It's less than 75.00
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=4317
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:01 PM
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I'll probibly go with a new one from Harbor Freight. Thanks restorob.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:36 PM
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Not a problem, Happy testing
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:47 PM
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There's no reasion to order a dealer specific leak down tester.

You can even make your own:

http://www.lafishmag.com/LeakDownTester.html
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:09 PM
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I'll probibly go with a new one from Harbor Freight. Thanks restorob.
You might wanna re-think that unit from HF. Lotta people not happy with it-inaccurate, etc.
This unit from OTC is one i've had for a while now, works great, and has a 10mm adapter for two strokes. I think/know I paid more than what this place sells 'em for, though!
http://www.tooltopia.com/otc-tools-5...ricegrabber_r1
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There's no reasion to order a dealer specific leak down tester.

You can even make your own:

http://www.lafishmag.com/LeakDownTester.html
That guy left out the orifice that controls the airflow! His unit will prolly work, but..................
GOOGLE it and you'll come up with some better home made units!
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