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Old 05 December 2011, 11:24   #1
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Compression Kit

Where is the best place to buy a compression kit?

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Old 05 December 2011, 11:46   #2
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I presume you mean for compression testing an engine? There are probably many places on-line but if you are in a hurry then your local motor factors should have one (even a halfords) or somewhere like machine mart. Check it will have the right size fittings for the spark plug holes on the engine.
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Gas engine ones are easy to find at auto parts stores.
Diesels are considerably higher pressure and the gauge may or may not be in the appropriate range.

Do you have a service manual to know the specs?
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Nice to see someone checking who is not in the trade.

Oh and any good car parts/ tools place will sell them.

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I think I paid about 12 for one in Halfords a couple of years ago......
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AUTOMOTIVE COMPRESSION TESTER GAUGE KIT PETROL ENGINE | eBay
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Invaluable if you are checking over a used engine before you decide to buy/notbuy
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