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Advice on leakdown tester

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Travis Followell, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    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.
     
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    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.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    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
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    I'll probibly go with a new one from Harbor Freight. Thanks restorob.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    Not a problem, Happy testing
    Take Care
     
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. andy35321

    andy35321 LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 189

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  9. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,907

    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-...utm_term=OTC5609&utm_campaign=pricegrabber_r1
     
  10. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,907

    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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