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Tyre pressure gauge

PostPost by: Andy8421 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:10 pm

Can anyone recommend a good tyre pressure gauge?

The one I have is proving very unreliable. Its this one (although it was called something different when I bought it):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oasser-Inflator-Pressure-Backlit-Quick-Connect/dp/B07HH5MP88/ref=sr_1_21?dchild=1&keywords=tyre+pressure+gauge&qid=1593878845&sr=8-21

There seems to be a big gap between the consumer grade products that do little more than tell you if your tyre is flat or not, and the kit used by professional racing teams up in the £hundreds. I don't need it accurate to the last 0.05psi, but something that would reliably and repeatably measure to within 0.5psi would be great. Can either be stand alone, or airline mounted, analogue or digital.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:16 pm

https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/longacr ... ch-526447/

0-30 psi works for the Elan ( and Exige) but not for my daily ( Golf)
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PostPost by: Andrewelan » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:41 pm

I've always used gauges made by PCL in Sheffield, both for road and race
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PostPost by: abstamaria » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:26 pm

This is what I use. I have a small compressor in the garage, so this plugs into the air hose. They have a version that’s just a gauge that is also accurate and reliable.

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PostPost by: abstamaria » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:31 pm

This is also quite good. I’ve had it for 50 (!) years, but understand it’s still available. I thought I would take this photo for posterity.

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PostPost by: elans3 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:40 am

For a hand-held, keep-in-the-glovebox, accurate tyre gauge, use a PCL (Pneumatic Control Ltd) gauge, as above. Made in Sheffield and high quality.
I'm still using one my Dad gave me 30 odd years ago, and it is still very accurate.
Available on Ebay, at around a tenner for new, less s/h.
Also Schrader an equally good make.
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PostPost by: abstamaria » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:35 am

Here is an interesting new product, a battery-operated tire inflator. It has a digital pressure gauge, as shown in the photo I took. I checked the reading against my analog gauges, and the readings were identical. I have no connection with them, but think it’s an interesting product to keep in the glovebox.

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:14 pm

This is what I've been using for many years:

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-30d-airline-tyre-inflator-with-pressure/


Clarke 30D from Machine Mart. Plugs into my compressor for actual inflation but stand alone for checking. Pretty solid bit of kit, and cheap - under £12.
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 am

Thanks for all the suggestions, a number of which I hadn’t seen before. I will investigate further and report back.

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PostPost by: Lotus fan » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:29 pm

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PostPost by: rolbydo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:28 am

I have a SnapOn pressure guage, and it is accurate.
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