What are you guys using for EFI fuel pressure testers?

Ellie Niner

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I'm looking for a fuel pressure tester that won't sh¡t the bed the first or second time I try to use it... I have gone through a couple of Harbor Freight gauges, one of which the gauge started filling with fuel after being pressurized for a few minutes (saw someone else here mention that problem with their crappy HF kit, too). I also need a hose at least 3 feet long to be able to monitor fuel pressure from the driver's seat while starting and driving the vehicle, as it's doing some weird stuff. I presume you buy the longer line separately, and it comes with the fittings pressed on like the short one that's included in most fuel pressure tester kits? It looks like you generally use adapters for the various test fittings used by different car manufacturers?

Looking online, I'm seeing a lot of stuff with weird brand names that sound very Chinese-y, and might be the same Hazard Fraught dreck in a different colored box. I don't need anything professional grade; it just needs to work.

Feel a bit dumb asking these questions... but I just don't work on very many fuel injected vehicles. We have a 1989 Buick Electra sedan, a 1991 Lumina sedan, and a couple of Mercury Grand Mistakes with Modular V8's in the extended family pool- everything else is carbureted.
 

Ellie Niner

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Mine is a Matco. Tried a cheap knock off first, it leaked. Kind of expensive for home use.
It does adapt to many styles but not all. Used it almost daily, worked fine.

Right on. Thanks for the info. That one's gonna be a bit out of my price range, and it's a tool that's probably only going to see use a couple of times a year. Hoping to find something that slots in between the Chinesium toys and full on professional.
 

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