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Re: Vacuum and Fuel pressure testers...
« Reply #1 on: 09 March 2019, 00:08:35 »

I have both, and would suggest that you don't bother with either.


The vacuum set doesn't last long if you use it to bleed brakes, which it doesn't do very well. How often do you need to test vacuum parts?


I bought the fuel pressure set two years ago, having wanted one for ages. I've never used it. The same applies to the injector noid lights and multi-plug de-pinning tools that have been in my box for years. An oil pressure tester is a good way of worrying yourself over nothing.


A better use of the cash would be one of the more sophisticated power probes. I don't have that one(it was first on the search) but that's the sort of thing.

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Re: Vacuum and Fuel pressure testers...
« Reply #2 on: 09 March 2019, 10:44:07 »

I wouldn't use it for brake bleeding, and even the Trolley uses a vacuum system for the central locking as was Mercedes' want...

Am considering their usefulness on a specific car, namely a W140, which has a plethora of vacuum powered gubbins on it and is potentially sensitive to fuel pressure issues.

Car in question has an oil pressure gauge on the dash which is perfectly adequate as long as it works. It has also been stood for a while, so I strongly suspect that there will be gremlins to work through. ;)
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Re: Vacuum and Fuel pressure testers...
« Reply #3 on: 17 March 2019, 09:53:14 »

I have the exact same kit as the first link.

For BMW, with lots of vacuum plumbing it is invaluable. Even been useful on Fords. Saves a lot of guesswork when there are vacuum controlled actuators.
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