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fuel pressure testing

Westwood Products kit and Sid Harveys Kit .
Sid's kit also has Riello capabilities.
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  • michael_4
    michael_4 Member Posts: 31
    fuel oil pressure testing

    What name and model gauges do you guys/gals use for testing and setting fuel oil pressure and testing vacuum? R.E. Michel has two that look reasonable. 1) Ritchie 2) Fuel unit test kit. Thanks for any advise. -Michael
  • Big Ed
    Big Ed Member Posts: 1,117
    Any Cheap gauge

    ..... for testing normal pressure and vacuum and pump pressure. I use a Riello pressure gauge. A set of vacuum gauges that replace the bolt in the 1A & 2A filter. I also have Sid harveys oil watchmen vacuum gauge with the clear line. Have a funky Monarch kit that I never used..

    I mostly use the set of cheap gauges. If you loose them or they break..no big deal
  • hvacfreak
    hvacfreak Member Posts: 439

    I'm a big fan of pre-packaged tools that are set up for a specific task. I use a cheap gauge , a short regrigerant hose , and some brass fittings in a plastic lined " travel " case ( meant for toothpaste and shaving cream " ...LOL.

    I want to buy a nice sid-harvey kit this year ( and a " Soot Vac " of my own ). If I get some good side work , I want a new combustion anylizer too ( my Lynn needs an O2 sensor ).

    My motto is.. " Buy the best tools available. There will ALWAYS be better mechanics , but people will remember that I had nice tools , LOL " ...or..." Tools don't make the technician , but good tools and a poor mechanic equal an ok mechanic " LOL.

    Really , get a kit in a molded plasic or a metal case with a brand name on it. The manufacturer makes a ton on it , but provides you with a means to do a job in an organized manner. -Mike
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    I'd get

    the new combustion analyzer first, or get the Lynn fixed. These days you can't get by without an analyzer.

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  • michael_4
    michael_4 Member Posts: 31

    I agree 100% about the analyzer. Just finished my second class with Jim Davis, 1st was back in 2000. My Bacharach tech 60 has a failed o2 sensor and this is the second repair within 1 1/2 years. So I recently purchased the tsi 6130 and love it. Thanks for the replies. -Michael
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