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I have the old ‘pencil’ type of pressure gauge, but I’m finding it’s reading differently each time, and whenever I attach it I seem to lose a couple of psi!

 

So I’m looking to replace it, and my main criteria is that it has a lock-on mechanism similar to the way in which foot pumps attach … …

 

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Yes, I’ve googled, but can anyone actually recommend a gauge like this, please?

 

TIA, John.

 

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I use a hand (stirrup pump style) tyre pump with an incorporated pressure gauge.

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When out and about I use the same "pencil style" pressure gauge as you do.

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Just now, Gordon said:

I use a hand (stirrup pump style) tyre pump with an incorporated pressure gauge.


Thanks Gordon, but it’s just a gauge I’m after.

John

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I have one of these John which I bought from Machine Mart which clips on.

 

I got it to use with my compressor, it's accurate, clips on without leakage but is probably too bulky for your needs.

 

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PS. Can be used without connecting to airline and my compressor.

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7 minutes ago, Griff said:

I have one of these John which I bought from Machine Mart which clips on.

I got it to use with my compressor, it's accurate, clips on without leakage but is probably too bulky for your needs.

PS. Can be used without connecting to airline and my compressor


Thanks Griff -  that looks to be the sort of thing, but without the pistol grip if possible.

John

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Beat me to it GPS, just spotted similar on eBay.

 

Looks a bit like mine without the trigger assembly.

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The pump and the airline gauge are both large and I would not want to carry them in the car.  I keep and "old fashioned" pencil type gauge in the glove locker in case I want to do a quick check when I am out on the road, for example if I think the handling is a bit funny. Can you still buy those or are they all digital now?

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50 minutes ago, Grandpa Steve said:


Thanks GS …… now I know it’s called a “clip-on chuck” I can google a few more.

 

Bit worrying though when you read the reviews of that one …

 

Not much use as air gushes out

Rubbish

It did not work 

Not accurate 

You have to add 5 psi on

 

Hence why I was asking if anyone had recommendations for a good one.

 

 

16 minutes ago, Bolingbroke said:

The pump and the airline gauge are both large and I would not want to carry them in the car.  I keep and "old fashioned" pencil type gauge in the glove locker in case I want to do a quick check when I am out on the road, for example if I think the handling is a bit funny. Can you still buy those or are they all digital now?


Yes … here’s one for a penny on Amazon !

 

John

 

(PS  + p&p)

 

 

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I use, and have for years a ITC ( International Tool Company) long hose gauge, similar to Grandpa Steve's without the Clip

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I bought one of these as my on the road checker, seals well and a clear analogue display.

 

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3 minutes ago, Griff said:

I bought one of these as my on the road checker, seals well and a clear analogue display.

 

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Nice!  Where from please and what accuracy do they claim?

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12 minutes ago, SamD said:

 

Nice!  Where from please and what accuracy do they claim?

 

I spotted it from an Auto Express test and claimed to be within a 1 PSI tolererance.

 

Got it from eBay from memory but Amazon also do them.

 

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Buy a decent TPMS system , Like this   Then you have a constant read out on the monitor and yes you can also monitor the caravan tyre pressures.

 

Andy

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

Buy a decent TPMS system , Like this   Then you have a constant read out on the monitor and yes you can also monitor the caravan tyre pressures.

 

Andy

 

 

That is ok when on the move, not first thing in the morning when the vehicle is on the drive.

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On 08/11/2019 at 09:13, Johnaldo said:

So I’m looking to replace it, and my main criteria is that it has a lock-on mechanism similar to the way in which foot pumps attach … …

Why is a clamp-on chuck important to you? :)

 

Mine is a doddle to use.  Defined accuracy and holds the reading until reset.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00W3HWPHO

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3 minutes ago, kelper said:

Why is a clamp-on chuck important to you? :)

I did wonder that myself... didn’t like to ask in case I was missing something obvious.

 

I have used a Halfords electric gauge for some years now.  It accords with the dial gauge I have to within about a half pound and I am perfectly happy that all tyres are inflated evenly (both my cars have the same tyre pressures in all four corners which makes life easy) and correctly. 
 

Similar to this 

 

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2 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

Buy a decent TPMS system , Like this   Then you have a constant read out on the monitor and yes you can also monitor the caravan tyre pressures.

 

Andy

 

 

 

No thanks!  Perhaps before your time on here but I am one of many who would touch one but only with a barge pole!!

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1 hour ago, SamD said:

 

No thanks!  Perhaps before your time on here but I am one of many who would touch one but only with a barge pole!!

I got a free one with the caravan it is still in the box.

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2 hours ago, SamD said:

 

No thanks!  Perhaps before your time on here but I am one of many who would touch one but only with a barge pole!!

 

The powers that be clearly view them as an excellent safety device and have legislated that all new cars must be fitted with them.

 

 Would you be kind enough therefore to explain what it is exactly about them that makes you feel so strongly? 

 

Andy

 

 

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9 minutes ago, oldboy said:

When did that legislation came in? 

 

For EU vehicles 1st November 2014 See here  And here

 

 

Andy

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16 minutes ago, Mr Plodd said:

 

For EU vehicles 1st November 2014 See here  And here

 

 

Andy

Thank Andy, that is a relief as it only applied to M1 category vehicle.

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5 minutes ago, oldboy said:

Thank Andy, that is a relief as it only applied to M1 category vehicle.

 

 My mate has a Transit with rear seating, so is basically a very large estate car, yet his doesn’t have TPMS  even though it is  designed to carry passengers! So, to my mind, surely IS Type M1? The powers that be clearly think otherwise :blink:

 

For  anyone not aware/interested a type M1 vehicle is described Here

 

Andy

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