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Old 10-07-2011, 01:08 PM   #101
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^sorry, but craftsman and snap-on don't sprinkle magic dust on their products for accuracy. It doesn't have to be top of the line **** for it to be accurate or correct.

If its such a big issue, get a tester thats threaded on the end. hell use teflon tape if you want to be 100% sure.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:17 PM   #102
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Have you seriously overheated lately? Warpage happens from high heat. And it would be the aluminum head, not the iron block. Is there a continuous stream of bubbles coming up under radiator cap? Oil in the coolant? Coolant in the oil? White smoke from tailpipe? One or more plugs look like they were in the dishwasher? Probably not it. Might not be anything. At this point have you tried a snap-on or craftsman compression tester? No? Then stop worrying until you do.
No problems at all, everything looks legit.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:19 PM   #103
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^sorry, but craftsman and snap-on don't sprinkle magic dust on their products for accuracy. It doesn't have to be top of the line **** for it to be accurate or correct.

If its such a big issue, get a tester thats threaded on the end. hell use teflon tape if you want to be 100% sure.
omg!!! i forgot, it's literal world on the internet. let me re-phrase for you. "have you (hustler) tried another "quality" brand of compression tester?"

what kind of comprseeion tester isn't threaded on the end?
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:21 PM   #104
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Read the HF: win or fail thread, are you seriously so ******* retarded that you think anything coming out of a box from China is just as good as anything else and won't fail within 10 minutes of use? Why do you think we all have orange angle grinders?
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:24 PM   #105
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:28 PM   #106
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #107
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Why do you think we all have orange angle grinders?
It's funny you mention that specific example. I was reading that thread recently, and my angle grinder was the tool which immediately snapped to mind. I have beaten the **** out of that thing for years, and it is still running strong.

You can't make broad generalizations about all products coming out of a single country. Well, you can, but it makes you look like an idiot. There isn't just one single factory in China where all tools are made; they're just like anybody else. Some companies churn out badly-designed products made from poor-quality materials as cheaply as possible with no meaningful QC, while others invest a bit more time and money into the process.

Is it fair to say that, on average, the sum total of all tools made in China are of lower quality than of all tools made in Germany? Probably. But I have shopped in German hardware stores (OBI, to be precise), and I can tell you that even the Germans make some hand tools which are cheaper and of of poorer quality than others. The Lux brand soldering iron (or loetkolben, as they call them) which I bought there was a complete piece of **** compared to my cheapest Chinese-made Weller.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #108
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:42 PM   #109
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Perhaps I phrased it poorly. China products as a whole might not be horrible, but I still wouldn't suggest blindly believing a cheap compression gauge as Hustler has. Look at Fae's build thread for a good point, although I don't think AutoMeter is Chinese. Obviously I don't think all are bad, or else I wouldn't have my orange angle grinder.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #110
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Read the HF: win or fail thread, are you seriously so ******* retarded that you think anything coming out of a box from China is just as good as anything else and won't fail within 10 minutes of use? Why do you think we all have orange angle grinders?
haha, whatever you say sir. my angle grinder works just fine. as for the HF parts, I don't really know (although I think you are getting that from my delete), I think he will be fine without spending $260 ******* dollars on a leakdown tester.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #111
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$260? More like $40 at HF

Or DIY it. (google search it)
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #112
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You guys keep going back to the compression and leak gauge, yet ignore the air howling through the exhaust at TDC.
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yet ignore the air howling through the exhaust at TDC.
It's not that we're ignoring it, we just don't care any more. This thread is no longer about your engine.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #114
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It's not that we're ignoring it, we just don't care any more. This thread is no longer about your engine.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:27 PM   #115
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:22 PM   #117
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I'm with Sav, pull it so we can laugh at you.
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Isn't he pulling it Monday after he does his track day?
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Isn't he pulling it Monday after he does his track day?
Yes.
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I am not convinced that the pressurized cylinders had the exhaust valves closed. If you can hear noise coming out the exhaust, that is one big ******* leak. One that would prevent the cylinder from firing at all.
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