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Old 12-01-2011, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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good vacuum pumps?

I need to buy a hand-held vacuum pump ASAP for some diagnostic work on my MAP sensor to resolve ongoing running problems. What do you own? What would you recommend?

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Maybe you have something lying around that can be repurposed.

(The amount of vacuum can be approximated from piston position)
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I have a hand pump mityvac, works great for bleeding brakes, and testing whatever. It'll pressurize or draw a vacuum and has a gauge that goes both ways.
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I have a hand pump mityvac, works great for bleeding brakes, and testing whatever. It'll pressurize or draw a vacuum and has a gauge that goes both ways.
That's a good looking tool: link. I'll use it as reference when I drop in on the stores today. Thanks. Any warnings about crappy brands?
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That's a good looking tool: link. I'll use it as reference when I drop in on the stores today. Thanks. Any warnings about crappy brands?
I have a MityVac also. There may be knock-offs at HF that I would stay away from. I thought HF might even sell the original as well.
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I have a MityVac also. There may be knock-offs at HF that I would stay away from. I thought HF might even sell the original as well.
Just bought the MityVac at Pep Boys for $32 (tax included). It was the only one they carried but it felt good to be confident of the purchase as I made it. Thanks.

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