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Craftsman Cooling System Pressure Tester
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Craftsman Cooling System Pressure Tester

Item# 00946342000P | Model# 70888 | Added on July 26, 2010
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Description Specifications
Universal cooling system pressure tester that eliminates the need for almost all system adaptors. Complete with 4 double-ended cap adaptors allowing 8 different caps to be tested.

  • Locate leaks from head gaskets, radiator/heater cores, welch plugs/housings, water pumps
  • Features universal fitment for fast, efficient system testing
  • Test cap relief pressure and seal condition
  • Suitable for marine applications
  • Fluid drain tube lets coolant return to reservoir or safely collect for recycling
  • Contents: analyser, pressure pump with 0-30psi gauge, air supply hose, drain hose
  • Spare bladder, manual, 3 neck extensions and 4 cap adaptors, blow-molded storage case
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by Naasbc355
August 29th, 2012
fits everything

most testers can't fit half of what this can fit and for a fraction of the cost. This is the best cooling system pressure tester on the market. It fits things other testers need expensive adapters for

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by barpster1
October 28th, 2011
product becomes unusable

The bladder used to pressurize the cooling system cracks and there are no raplacements available.

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bestwrench45

does not actually put pressure on cooling system

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the bladder blows up but it doesnt actually "pressurize" the cooling system

February 21st via sears.com
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officerjp

Great for working with the cooling system in the car it will help you find

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November 7th, 2013 via sears.com
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Checker123

Craftsman Pressure Tester

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The Craftsman Coolant Pressure Tester worked fine for the first year. Then it quit. I used it 3 or 4 times. In most cases, it was easy to find problems in the coolant system, although it would have been nice to able to use this tool. The manual gives part numbers for all seals and the bladder, bur neither Sears or anyone else sells parts for this tool. Purchase at your own risk because the seals and bladder will fail, it is just a matter of time.

October 13th, 2013 via sears.com
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DennisSmith123

Not top of the line, but gets the job done.

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I am a home DIY mechanic, and I have used this tool to diagnose and verify repair work on 3 separate cooling system leaks that have plagued our cars. This tool works, and it gets the job done. Yes, it is light and a little flimsy as the other reviewers suggested, but I did not want to spend the big bucks to get a top of the line tester for what I need it for. The tool uses an inflatable bladder to seal the radiator neck, and then when it is sealed with the bladder you move the selector valve to pressurize the system.

The bladders are rubber just like a bicycle inner tube, and you get 1 spare in the box. My original one popped recently so I am down to my spare now. In response to the reviewers that claim there are no replacement parts, you are incorrect. I ordered 2 more bladders from the manufacturer at www.pbtusaparts.com, and received them a few days later, so now I have 2 spares. The part number for the bladder is 80003. I would buy this tool again.

March 30th, 2013 via sears.com
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February 13th, 2013
Naasbc355

fits everything

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<p>most testers can't fit half of what this can fit and for a fraction of the cost. This is the best cooling system pressure tester on the market. It fits things other testers need expensive adapters for</p>

August 29th, 2012 via craftsman.com
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sleslie2029

The cooling pressure a really accurate tool I'm really please

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a really handy tool it really point out the diagnose of my problem thank you.

January 10th, 2012 via sears.com
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barpster1

product becomes unusable

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<p>The bladder used to pressurize the cooling system cracks and there are no raplacements available.</p>

October 28th, 2011 via sears.com
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THEKINGANGEL

craftsman cooling system pressure tester it will do the job

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<p>this tool is made very cheap you would think that craftsman would have made it a little better.to look at it or even feel it you would think it was made by ********</p>

June 23rd, 2011 via sears.com
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StevenStille

why don't they build good tools anymore?

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<p>nice universal connection that would connect to just about anything... however, it is complex to operate and you must read the operators manual to do it right. additionally; the unit i bought worked fine for one time only, then failed to hold pressure afterwards. i returned it and am still using my 30 myear old stant tester and would gladly spend the money for adapters to make it fit newer model cars. one time use, is just not good enough!</p>

August 11th, 2009 via sears.com
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DoitallMechanic

Decent product

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The kit does cover a lot of stuff...used it approx. 10 times already (haven't had it that long), and never ran into issues. Great for checking internal system integrity. I will agree with the other users in that it isn't built like you'd want (all beefy and tough). The setup is a little on the lighter side, and I wouldn't advise throwing it around.

For the price, not bad at all. Does what it needs to, and you get a pretty decent master kit.

Worth what you'll pay. And if it breaks somehow, take it back to sears. Even if they say that it isn't replaceable, just keep griping til they bend (I work at a sears, and I see it everyday). It works.

March 12th, 2009 via sears.com
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Anonymous

blew up

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do not inflate the bladder to 25 psi to condition and strech the material as the quick fit guide suggests it blew my bladder up and now Ican't find a spare hope it dosn't happen again. But after all that its easy to use and no other problems

June 7th, 2008 via sears.com
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butcher

flimsy

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Used once &amp; plan to return. The pump assembly is a rather flimsy plasic design that looks like something that will break or leak after a couple of uses. Not something you can count on working the next time you need it. Not intuitive to use. The adapter for testing pressure caps simply does not work for my bayonet style Ford Truck radiator cap. Appears to be exactly the same kit as the other 3 systems available from Sears that are branded as OTC and KB.

April 10th, 2008 via sears.com
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butcher

flimsy

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Used once &amp;amp; plan to return. The pump assembly is a rather flimsy plasic design that looks like something that will break or leak after a couple of uses. Not something you can count on working the next time you need it. Not intuitive to use. The adapter for testing pressure caps simply does not work for my bayonet style Ford Truck radiator cap. Appears to be exactly the same kit as the other 3 systems available from Sears that are branded as OTC and KB.

April 10th, 2008 via craftsman.com
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reverendjim

4 stars

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Been using this for 3-4 yrs in a shop that services all makes, models, &amp; vintages. Cannot remember one on which the adapter would not fit &amp; seal. Quick &amp; easy to use. A bit messy sometimes, but then, so are cooling system leaks to begin with. The construction is rather lightweight... you can't heave it about. Comparable units from major tool vendors would cost 3-4 times as much &amp; require constant adding on of costly adapters. May not be the best built option on the market but the best value by far.

February 20th, 2008 via sears.com
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reverendjim

4 stars

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Been using this for 3-4 yrs in a shop that services all makes, models, &amp;amp; vintages. Cannot remember one on which the adapter would not fit &amp;amp; seal. Quick &amp;amp; easy to use. A bit messy sometimes, but then, so are cooling system leaks to begin with. The construction is rather lightweight... you can't heave it about. Comparable units from major tool vendors would cost 3-4 times as much &amp;amp; require constant adding on of costly adapters. May not be the best built option on the market but the best value by far.

February 20th, 2008 via craftsman.com
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TheMaster

Ehhh

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Upon examination, found that there are two adapters that only come with the master kit that nobody has.These are E and F. Can't do Land Rovers, after being told it would do everything. I am returning this and will buy a real kit that is expensive and anodized parts lifetime guaranteed not plastic. I will shop the major tool vendors Matco, Cornwell, etc.. until I find the best. For most general applications this would work fine, but messy, cheaply built and disappointing. You get what you pay for here. Too bad Sears don't work a deal with Matco ( like the wrenches in the past ) and come up with a whopper product. Sears shouldn't even put their name on this K-D 3700 product. Too, wheres the master kit ?

December 12th, 2007 via sears.com
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WashinftonJack

What's best for you?

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Compaired to the commercial quality testers I have used, this was rather light duty construction, a little complicated to use, and somewhat messy.
That said, for the price, it's ability to fit many applications is attractive. The cars in my garage span 5 decades and two continents. A comercial grade pressure tester would require several expensive adapters to fit the variety of cooling systems, this one fits them all.
Since I don't use it on a daily basis, this is the right choice.

June 2nd, 2007 via sears.com
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mikefromalbany

works great

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I needed to test my honda motorcycle for coolant system leaks and I bought it , read the instructions and started using it in
10 minutes . Very easy to figure out how to use.

April 4th, 2007 via sears.com
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