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Old 02-09-2007, 12:54 AM   #1
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Ive been wanting to check my fuel pressure lately, low pressure would explain the occasional problems I have such as unexplainable power loss at higher rpms...not too mention I popped up a P0300 code the other day to go with my usual P0420...I think the wiring got fubared when I did my high flow cat, so every so often it throws a code, but thats beside the point.

Im wondering what you guys use to check fuel pressure on the Bonneville and similar cars. Everything Im seeing is 30 or 40 dollars or even more, and that just seems like an awful lot to pay for a glorified tire gauge as far as im concerned.
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that doesnt seem too bad to me...
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here you go dude.


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92699

these are the closest stores to you:

INDEPENDENCE,MO 4368 SOUTH NOLAND RD 816-350-1089
NORTH ST. LOUIS 10815 W. FLORISSANT AVE 314-524-6536
SO ST. LOUIS,MO 9901 WATSON RD. STE 133 314-835-1270
SPRINGFIELD,MO 3909 *. CAMPBELL AVE 417-882-6740
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oh, i guess i was comparing it to one that has a bunch of connectors
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Quality tools cost money.
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Thats a good price, and Im in Springfield all the time, but:

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Fits most systems (except for Bosch, CIS-Jetronic and GM throttle body systems)
Does that mean it wont fit my car?
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here you go dude.


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92699

these are the closest stores to you:

INDEPENDENCE,MO 4368 SOUTH NOLAND RD 816-350-1089
NORTH ST. LOUIS 10815 W. FLORISSANT AVE 314-524-6536
SO ST. LOUIS,MO 9901 WATSON RD. STE 133 314-835-1270
SPRINGFIELD,MO 3909 *. CAMPBELL AVE 417-882-6740

that doesnt check GM Fuel rails
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Fits most systems (except for Bosch, CIS-Jetronic and GM throttle body systems)
I may be wrong, but I think that just means it didnt work on throttle body-injected GM'* (such as the old Tech4, 2.0 OHV, and the caddy 4.1/4.5) but wouldnt it still work on port fuel injected gm'*?
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i don't know... buy it try it, keep yer recipt.

and as for quality tools cost money. yes. yes they do. and if this is something you are going to use again and again spend the money and get something good. if this is something you are going to use once., spend the $14 and then let it get lost in your garage.
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Fits most systems (except for Bosch, CIS-Jetronic and GM throttle body systems)
I may be wrong, but I think that just means it didnt work on throttle body-injected GM'* (such as the old Tech4, 2.0 OHV, and the caddy 4.1/4.5) but wouldnt it still work on port fuel injected gm'*?
it doesnt work

i bought one and returned it awhile back
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