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Mike S

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Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:52:44 AM »
My trusty Sears/ Penske analog tuneup meter failed with a bad meter after decades of use.
I was looking at a modern replacement but have read several reviews about digital meters and many have a common complaint of erratic RPM and dwell measurements. The only analog meters I see on eBay are used and I'm reluctant to take a chance. Can anyone recommend a digital meter with a stable readout? My primary goal is dwell and RPM for tuneups.

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Mike
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Re: Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 02:48:23 AM »
I have one that works pretty good. Actron auto analyzer i think is it. Jegs has them
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Mike S

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Re: Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 02:55:49 PM »
Hi Bill....do you have the model number? I See Actron makes a few different models.

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Re: Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 08:07:46 PM »
Its a cp7677. Does multimeter,rpm, dwell,fuse testing,all kinds of stuff. Handy instruction book too
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Re: Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 02:44:32 AM »
They make digital testers nowadays ? Lol -

I couldn't miss a chance to plug good ole Made in the USA. I felt my old RAC was getting a little long in the tooth (used since maybe '68-'69), so I bought a new Craftsman tester, made in the USA, gosh knows how long ago. I acquired another analog Sears tester about two years ago from a friend's estate, noticed it's no longer Made in the USA. Guess which one I expect to fail first ?

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Re: Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 08:25:06 PM »
I have an old Dixco myself. It still works fine. Came with a timing light in a set. The timing light was to dim for aging eyes so I did upgrade to an adjustable.
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Re: Digital automotive meter recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 08:39:53 PM »
 I wound up buying the Bosch version of the 7677. I was surprised how steady the dwell and RPM readings are.  ;)
I love the larger display too.....no more squinting with my ageing eyes.

Mike
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