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I'm looking to get a nice compression tester. I'm willing to spend a little more money and get something well built rather than cheap crap that breaks after one use...

I ordered an OTC 5606 but I am not sure it is well built (the dial is crooked in the case out of the box - seems like cheap chinese gear) and am thinking about exchanging it:

http://www.amazon.com/OTC-5606-Compression-Tester-Kit/dp/B000R5CPAQ

The other two that seem a bit better are : Mityvac 5530 Professional Compression Tester Kit for about $65:

http://www.amazon.com/Mityvac-5530-Professional-Compression-Tester/dp/B0002WSC0G

and the Motion Pro Compression Tester for about $95 (seems the most sturdy, but shorter hoses):

http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-Compression-Tester/dp/B004P7TMXK

All three of these use adapter hoses so no worries of the adapter getting left on the engine.

Anyone have experience with any of these? Others I should be looking at?

Thanks,

Monti

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i have the matco one. the quality is great and the price insent terrible. does two and four stroke bikes with the adapters included also. the case is nice and compact to fit in your tool box. you deffanitly may want to invest in a leak tester if your diagnosing engine problems also. a good warranty is nice. im not positive if its lifetime though.

http://www.matcotool...ON-TESTING-SET/

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If you don't use the tester for daily work then consider the Harbor Freight kit with adapters for most of the spark plug threads, about $25. What ever you buy make sure it has an adapter for your plugs.

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i just stick my thumb over the hole and make sure its still got enough there.....

but whatever floats your boat.

if you arent a mechanic by trade or a professional, it seems like a waste to spend money on one.

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