5 seconds of cranking to start

Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Mon Oct 8 21:23:59 PDT 2007

Not trying to get in the middle of anything here, but I'm not seeing in the 
photo on JC Whitney where the valve to switch between controll pressure and 
system pressure is in that setup. Am I just blind, or what?

I do know this. The shop I currently work for is a Bosch service center with 
all of them spiffy Bosch factory tools, and I hate half of them. Even the 
CIS gauge set is cumbersome and just tedn to be a PITA to setup. I was 
brought up using one my father has had since he worked at a Porsche/Audi 
dealer in the 70's, and I love it. It's a gauge, then about 6ft of hose, 
then a simple 1/4 turn ball valve and about 2ft of hose leading out to 
connect as needed. The fittings on the ends of the rig are direct bolt on 
for Porsche systems, and theres a box with adaptors for anyting else needed. 
What I like here vs. the Bosch tool is the long hoses and the ball valve. 
That screw-in valve on the Bosch tester is just less ergonomical.

I'll try to figure out what brand my fathers setup is..... and maybe they 
are still in business HA!

AAAAAnnd just before I hit 'send' I decided to do a quick Googling and found 

Thats fairly close to the one that my father uses, and the price isn't bad 
at all. Matter of fact I may just pick one of those up myself for my 
birthday comming up ;-).

-Cody Forbes
'87 5ktq - Fast.
'86 5ktqCD
'86 5k
'86 5k

frank j. bauer wrote:
> instead of looking at the picture i can look at the real thing.
> maybe if you have a picture of the other one to show me i'll get
> buyer's remorse.
> when you find that write up in the archives you will also find phil's
> recommendation to buy the cis fuel pressure gauge at a really good
> deal from jc whitney.
> here is a reference to phil's own usage of the very tool which you are
> so quick to disparage without actually seeing or using one:
> http://www.audifans.com/archives/1997/04/msg01000.html
> frank
> cobram at juno.com wrote:
>> JC Whitney is...JC Whitney.  Just look at the pictures of what you
>> get, for the same money let the buyer choose.
>> ...
>> I tried the archives, but gave up.  Phil Paine had a really good
>> write up that applied to all the CIS turbos, wish I had saved it.
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