Tyre Pressure Gauges

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 23:59
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Need a recommendation on what make of pressure gauge is reliable. Shop assistants are only interested in selling their wares. Spent all weekend on a beach struggling over dunes thinking I had 10psi in tyres, turns out the guage is under reading by 8psi!!
Appreciate if anyone out their can recommend a model. needs to be +-10% accurate down in the low teens of pressure.
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Reply By: voxson - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 07:26

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 07:26
michelin make a gauge which is shaped sorta like a hook.
g c motorcycles in adelaide have access to them.
i have had mine since 1991 and still accurate.
approx $40.........
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Reply By: Treading Lightly - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 07:44

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 07:44

I have have a VDO since 1982 and its still (i believe) accurate. Cost was approx $15 then.
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Follow Up By: Hoffy - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 10:51

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 10:51
I have an American made dial type gauge brought about 10 years ago from Repco. Had a tyre company check it out over the entire range against their master gauge and engraved any differences, depending on what pressure it was reading at the time, on the gauge. Worst case was +2psi @ 30psi reading. The rest of the range was either correct or very close. Still accurate. Recently purcahsed a $20 digital tyre gauge for checking Polyair bags @10psi. This gauge is very close to my dial gauge. Must take it to a tyre company and have it checked against their master gauge.
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Reply By: Steve - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 11:56

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 11:56
Craig.. I use a VDO and have nothing but praise for it... always spot on when checked at the tyre shop but.... they aren't cheap !
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Follow Up By: Coops - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 21:48

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 21:48
I'm not familiar with the VDO gauge but am looking for something that I can attach to my air hose as an offshoot which will give a constant reading. Do you think this will/could be possible?
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Reply By: Derek - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 21:51

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 21:51
Hi Craig. I have a VDO gauge which I believe is still reasonably accurate despite its age. I think the trick is to look after whatever you buy as drops and knocks will upset the internal workings of the device. I have a set of Braun tyre deflaters and reckon they are the way to go. They are quick and easy and as accurate as you set them. I only use the gauge now for re-inflation. Copya.
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Reply By: Cobra - Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 12:09

Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 12:09
Craig, I and a number of others in the club use the Toyota gauge (get them from the dealers spares dept). They have a large easy to see dial and are very accurate. They were also recommended a few years ago after testing by a caravan magazine for the older folk. I have not heard of any problems with them
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Reply By: Mr Bean - Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 14:11

Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 14:11
Craig how are ya going mate? The Toyota gauge mentioned earlier is a very good item and worth the money. Also if your going to be sand driving a set of "Staun" (I think thats the brand, haven't really looked at mine) tyre deflaters are worth the purchase price. They are little brass screw on thingys that go on the valve stems and auto deflate the tyres to your preset pressure. They are also fast, by the time you screw on the last one the first one will have finished. No squatting while you deflate. You can adjust the pressure to any one you wish, they are, once set accurate and a bloody handy little doover to have in the glove box. Be warned though, don't tell your mates that you have them or they want to pull them apart to see how they work. Then they put them back in the glove box with out telling you they played with them. This of course has the effect of making all four deflaters have entirely different pressures. Thats when you need the Toyota gauge.
Mr Bean.
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Reply By: Hedonist - Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 17:28

Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 17:28
DSE sell an electronic gauge - can't remeber exact price but under $30. O.5 psi resolution and accurate at low pressures + easy to read.
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 01:50

Sunday, Feb 09, 2003 at 01:50
hiya craig, looks like most of the answers have allready beenposted. the only thing i'll reiterate is that the deflators are great. besides that, get two guages, that way if you are a bit suss about one , you can check it against the other.

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