US General Diesel compression gauge, (And pittsburgh CG)

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Crabshackint
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US General Diesel compression gauge, (And pittsburgh CG)

Postby Crabshackint » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:58 pm

I exchanged this US General compression gauge twice at harbor freight. I figured I'd give it a chance since their cheap roller cart works so well, even after I knew it had bad reviews. I figured I possibly had a fluke. Both times something was wrong with the pressure release valve. One of those "You get what you pay for" lessons.

Unit #1) Pressure released itself around 400 PSI

Unit #2) Pressure could not release. I was forced to unscrew the valve fitting from the gauge itself at 400 PSI. Kinda scary.

I bought a HF membership to save money on the next step up, which was the HF Pittsburgh brand. Works fine so far, comes with big-diesel type diesel fittings (Which US Gen does not), as well as the pup size fitting.

I personally demote US General to rank of US Ensign.
-Kyle-
1982 diesel 2.2 pup longbed 2wd 5 spd no PS no AC.
1988 2.3 ranger 2wd 5 spd
2004 Toyota Tacoma inline 4 5spd 4x4

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Re: US General Diesel compression gauge, (And pittsburgh CG)

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:54 pm

Crabshackint wrote:I personally demote US General to rank of US Ensign.

Good one!

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Re: US General Diesel compression gauge, (And pittsburgh CG)

Postby mike71800b » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:25 pm

Interesting, I bought mine in '05 or '06 and had zero problems with it.
Probably like the rest of the junk they sell, the further along it gets the less Q.C. goes into the product.
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Re: US General Diesel compression gauge, (And pittsburgh CG)

Postby Iron Stallion » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:25 am

I have one with no problems.
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81 LUV Diesel 2wd 5spd
using 75% wco
84 PUP Diesel
82 Isuzu Gasser
82 Chevy 4X4
01 Hyundai
65 Olds 98 Holiday Coupe
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