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    Make your own blow thru boost leak tester / universal boost leak tester for under $30

    Pieced something durable together. All in all it took about 15 minutes to piece this together. It will hold in excess of 70psi so no worries about blowing the old tire zirc fittings on cheap testers.



    All of the parts can be found at a gerenal hardware store such as Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Lowes (extra 10% military discount @ Lowes everyday FTW )

    Here's all you need:

    (2) 2" x 2" Furnco Couplers ($4.25 ea) = $8.50
    (2) 2" PVC to 3/4" FIP adapter fittings ($ 1.25 ea) = $2.50
    (1) 3/4" PVC FIP to 1/2" FIP reducer ($0.75 ea) = $0.75
    (1) 1/2" FIP to 1/4" Brass FIP reducer ($2.00 ea) = $2.00
    (1) 1/4" FIP Pressure Gauge ($5.50 ea) = $5.50
    (1) Air Compressor Shutoff Kit ($6.50 ea) = $6.50
    (1) Universal Air Adapter ($1.50 ea) = $1.50
    (1) Roll of blue Teflon Tape for threaded Fittings ($2.00 ea) = $2.00

    Total: $29.00 + Tax

    Picture w/description of above list



    Pretty simple.

    Jeremy

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    If you spend more than $12 on a tester.....you're doing it wrong. But you have to get crafty if you no longer have the stock intake bubble.

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    It's difficult to do anything for $12 anymore. I think $29 is plenty feasible.

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    You can also take the 2" x 2" Furnco's and swap them for 2" x 3" or 2" x 4" and sleeve the tailpipes and pressure test the exhaust. Manifolds, precats, exhaust main runs, and etc... if it's warped, leaking, cracked, or has a bad gasket you'll know with a stethi and a shutoff valve where you can turn everything off and don't have to keep the air compressor on.

    Last time I checked a $12 pressure tester blew fittings with like 20psi and you could only use it with a bubble. A good accurate gauge and a good valve costs that much by itself. LOL for those who think $30 is a lot of money when you own a 3/S. That's how much it cost to change the oil .
    Last edited by J. Fast; 03-26-2011 at 11:06 PM.

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