The 6 Best Fuel Pressure Testers
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in August of 2019. For a professional mechanic, a fuel pressure tester is an indispensable piece of equipment. It allows for the speedy diagnosis of stalling or failures to start caused by gas pump and flow problems. Our selections considered features such as versatility, build quality, and affordability. Note that working with fuel systems can be dangerous and should only be done by trained automotive technicians. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
September 26, 2019:
Large kits like the OTC 6550PRO and the Lisle 55700 are excellent options for mechanics who would otherwise end up needing to find and purchase individual adapters. Testing fuel systems often requires a very large assortment of tools because there is no unified manufacturing standard for including valves or even a standard for what sort of valve is used. If you're only concerned about testing a few fuel system configurations, smaller economical kits like the Actron CP7818 and the OEM Tools 27167 will do just fine. The OEM Tools tester includes a multimeter which will definitely come in handy if you don't already have one. Make sure you know how to use a multimeter safely, as using the wrong settings can result in damage to the tester and the car's electrical system.
Working on pressured systems or electrical systems is very dangerous to yourself and to the equipment. It should only be done by trained automotive technicians to avoid injury or property damage.