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Re: Multimeters

> I am looking for a good, analog multimeter to get my Audi for Christmas.
> Went to Sears and all they was a digital one.  Am considering looking at 
> Snap-On but they are sooo pricey.
As a long time EE I love analog meters as much as anyone, but they do have 
their place.  Given that you want to use it to work on your Audi IMHO there 
is a much better option ... and it is a digital meter.  If you do your own 
tune-ups one thing that is a necessity is the ability to measure duty cycle.
A few years back I found a digital meter made by SunPRO which works quite 
well on Audis.  I believe that the model number is CP7678.  The thing that 
is really nice about it is that it does have the 5-cyl setting for tach and 
dwell (although dwell is not too useful any more).  I happened to get mine 
on sale at Grand Auto for ~$60 a few years back, and I have seen them for 
sale at Sears as well.

But then as Scott M can tell you Tektronix makes some pretty good digital 
multimeters as well!  If they could only make a $500 LCD scope for autos ...

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)