Have you been considering purchasing a fuel pressure tester for your fuel
injection system? This can be a very smart purchase, as it is necessary in order to maintain proper
care of your car.
Using the fuel pressure tester ensures that your fuel injection system is
detecting the appropriate amount of engine vacuum, and in turn is injecting the correct amount of
fuel through your car.
Unfortunately, car design is not flawless and often times you can experience too
much pressure created by your fuel injection system, or you may even have too much fuel injected
into the cylinders if the pressure reading levels are off.
Here are a few things that you need to consider with a fuel pressure tester (sometimes called a
fuel pressure gauge) before making your purchase.
Know how much your willing to pay.
Fuel injection pressure testers are available at nearly every auto supply store, and in
plenty of locations on the web. It is important that you do a little bargain hunting before you go into the
store with the intent of purchasing.
You may be surprised by how much the price of fuel pressure gauge can differ from one
location to the other. Keep in mind that certain fuel pressure tester brands will charge more than others
for nearly the same product, so if you have no qualms about which brand of tester you purchase, you may want
to go for one of the lesser known brands.
Test your pressure before replacing your fuel pump.
Often times the fuel pressure goes untested in cars, and instead is diagnosed as a problem
with the pump itself. Utilize a fuel pressure gauge first! There are many factors that may contribute to fuel
injection problems, and replacing your fuel pump from the beginning may not be the best choice.
Often times people will replace their fuel
pumps, only to find out later on that the problem was with a different (cheaper) component of the
fuel injection system. This is not a situation that you want to put yourself in.
Identify whether your need is immediate or not.
If you are in need of a fuel injection pressure tester immediately to help diagnose a
problem with your car, you may need to come to a decision more quickly than you would if you have some time on
The video above discusses the purposes and process for utilizing a fuel pressure
The video above provides step by instructions for a fuel pressure test.
If you are in no rush to pick a fuel pressure tester up immediately, you have the luxury of
deal shopping over the course of time. Try looking for models that you like, and are going to be discontinued
in the near future. Fuel pressure gauges usually greatly drop in price once they have been
If you are looking for ways to save, you may also want to check into refurbished fuel pressure
testers. Many manufacturers and stores offer refurbished models at a fraction of the cost. Often times these models
will not come with a warranty, and may or may not be packaged in their original box.