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Old 02-10-2019, 05:00 PM
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test cooling system

i'm thinking of buying a cooling system tester, but not real sure of what would be compatible with my 6.9. adapters? in a doable price range?
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:38 AM
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You can generally rent a cooling system tester from the auto parts store. Any normal tester should fit on the 6.9l/7.3l IDI radiataor.
 
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Can't recommend the Mityvac, bought one, used it once or twice, stored it in the basement at a constant temp and after a year or so it leaks air like a sieve between the two plastic
halves.
 
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rental quoted at 2hundred something at autozone. oreilly selling around $80 . if they are universal fit, that's cool.
 
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You get the $200 back when you return the tool. You also might check at different auto parts stores. I'm surprised that Auto Zone wants $200 to rent a cooling system tester.
 
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You get the $200 back when you return the tool. You also might check at different auto parts stores. I'm surprised that Auto Zone wants $200 to rent a cooling system tester.
money back is good, but still a steep dent, however temporary, in budget. i am leaning more toward just buying one. a nice back up addition to the spare toolbox.
 
 


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