Recent Topics
Pulling axle question
by supton - 02/25/20 07:50 AM
Sams Club gas
by dbvettez061 - 02/25/20 07:44 AM
2019 Ram Battery Issue
by NYEngineer - 02/25/20 06:00 AM
belt squeaking suddenly
by dogememe - 02/24/20 11:45 PM
Is Mobil 1 advanced synthetic a full synthetic?
by apollo18 - 02/24/20 11:08 PM
what stocks to buy?
by daves66nova - 02/24/20 08:55 PM
I thought Windows 7 would be insecure now?
by atikovi - 02/24/20 08:48 PM
When to replace struts
by ram_man - 02/24/20 08:40 PM
Fluid Film + Cayenne Pepper
by pitzel - 02/24/20 05:22 PM
Ford Focus RS Oil Advice!
by fastsvo - 02/24/20 04:23 PM
Cleanest wheels on same axle or same side of car?
by atikovi - 02/24/20 04:13 PM
Mixing 2 stroke oils
by Hirev - 02/24/20 03:57 PM
Insa Turbo Ecosaver Plus
by faramir9 - 02/24/20 03:45 PM
Repair Rusted Rocker Panels Without Welding
by Fitz98 - 02/24/20 03:33 PM
Stalwart tools
by P10crew - 02/24/20 03:32 PM
VOA Eneos Racing Street 0w-50
by zip15 - 02/24/20 03:09 PM
What is your favorite Candy Bar?
by ZZman - 02/24/20 02:27 PM
Help me understand
by 1978elcamino - 02/24/20 02:25 PM
Newest Members
EarlT500, Newbie111, Boris_Be, NHR, zip15
70798 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
107 registered members (2013ecof150, 64bawagon, 53' Stude, 2003f7, 2015_PSD, 2004tdigls, 4 invisible), 2,140 guests, and 16 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics301,900
Posts5,205,001
Members70,798
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Need a tire pressure gauge #5330340 01/23/20 02:11 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 32
N
nomas Offline OP
OP Offline
N
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 32
Can anyone recommend a good pressure gauge ? I'm old school and prefer analog . I'm looking for accuracy and not anything elcheapo .

Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330371 01/23/20 02:42 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
P
provels Offline
Offline
P
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 25
I've never had any trouble with my Milton pencil gauges from the farm store.

Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330384 01/23/20 02:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,199
old1 Offline
Offline
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,199
What I wonder, is how is one sure that a gauge, be it cheap, or a more expensive one, accurate? I once read that the digital ones are the most accurate. I have a digital, and a mechanical analog one, and a couple pencil gauges. I had more, but a I started checking them against one another, and threw out the ones that gave readings that varied more than 2 lbs from the others. Even so, the remaining ones don't all read exactly the same, but within 1 or 2 lbs, so I guess that is close enough.


2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 FOR SALE
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330392 01/23/20 03:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,623
B
bubbatime Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,623
Milton are decent enough pencil stick gauges. As for accuracy, any of the $10 digital ones will be worlds ahead of a stick gauge. Some even measure tenths.


2019 Honda CRV 1.5T dealer bulk
2017 Chrysler Pacifica SuperTech synthetic 5W20
2013 Yamaha XT250 Valvoline motorcycle 10W40
2006 GMC Sierra SuperTech high mileage 5W30

Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330405 01/23/20 03:11 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,535
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 4,535
I'm still using pencil gauges I purchased from NAPA forty years ago. They are almost bullet proof if used for intended purpose.

Last edited by Yah-Tah-Hey; 01/23/20 03:17 PM. Reason: Spelling
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330428 01/23/20 03:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 662
W
WylieCoyote Online Content
Online Content
W
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 662
I've purchased 3 different analog face guages, and a digital guage, and all 4 read a different PSI on the same tire at the same moment. Prior to that, I had 2 identical Slime brand analog guages that read different from one another.

Without anything else I could base the accuracy on, I set aside the one that read closest to what the TPMS on 3 different cars said (turned out to be the digital guage), and threw the other 3 guages in the trash.

The last pencil guage I used caused me to overfill a tire by 15 lbs before I realized that the slider was sticking on it's way out, so no more of those, thanks.

I'd be very interested if someone knows of a guage that is really accurate, and will still be accurate 3 months from now.


2015 GMC Canyon 3.6
2018 Mustang Ecoboost Convertible
2018 Mustang Ecoboost
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330433 01/23/20 03:35 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,200
C
Char Baby Online Content
Online Content
C
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,200
I like the pencil style tire psi gauge. The better ones are quite close in accuracy and it's also repeatability that I look for. Not one that's all over the place while trying to get an accurate reading.


Retired 6 yrs now & lovin' it
-----------------------------------

'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic 1.8 LX
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330435 01/23/20 03:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,200
J
JeffKeryk Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 3,200
Milton.


2018 Tesla Model 3, Medium Range Battery
2018 Lexus RX450h
2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
2006 Acura TSX
2001 Tundra Access Cab, 1998 Accord LX, 1968 Corvette L36 Roadster, 1965 Olds 4-4-2
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330444 01/23/20 03:52 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,550
L
Lolvoguy Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,550
Pencil style with the dual chuck design.
Not that I need it, but if I did, it's nice to know I can check the pressures on bigger truck tires.


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Say "no" to Turbo!
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330465 01/23/20 04:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 627
T
tundraotto Online Content
Online Content
T
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 627
I just made my own with tire inflator 'rod' and an analog 3" gauge with 0-60PSI range and decent accuracy...less than $10

Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330490 01/23/20 04:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,202
W
WhyMe Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,202
i have 2 analog and 4 digital guages . the digital ones are pretty close to each other. plus/minus half a pound. of the 2 analog , a joes and an accuguage, only the joes is spot on with the digitals . the accugauge is about 1 1/2 low.

here is the joes

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...d7hcgSPIJixZoaD4hxFYS4liWhQaAhqbEALw_wcB

Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330551 01/23/20 06:14 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 113
D
DrDave Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 113
Longacre Racing Products 4.5" analog gauge. Part # 52-52000. I've had mine for years. I love it.

Dave

Last edited by DrDave; 01/23/20 06:18 PM.
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330560 01/23/20 06:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 494
W
wymi516 Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 494


2016 KIA Forte SX 1.6L T-GDI Daughter
2013 Chevy Impala LT 3.6L GDI Mine
2014 Chrysler 200S 3.6L PFI Wife
Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330573 01/23/20 06:36 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 872
W
wdn Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 872
I bought a Joe’s Racing almost 10 years ago with a huge luminous dial very easy to read. A pleasant and easy to use dial gauge with an attached rubber hose. They are not cheap though.

Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330610 01/23/20 07:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 14,479
R
Rand Offline
Offline
R
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 14,479
Amazon has Joe's racing or longacre analogs for around $27


My favorite in the garage is the
Astro Pneumatic Tool 3018 I paid $55 for it last year and its very nice.

https://www.amazon.com/Astro-3018-P...1579828250&sr=8-4&th=1&psc=1


I keep a craftsman digital in the car.. I liked it so much I bought 10 and gave them away at Christmas one year.

Not sure it they are available any more?

https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-Pr...p_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
2020 Hyundai Elantra "Value Edition"
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™