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Old 11-15-2005, 08:51 AM   #1
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Air pressure gauge

I'm getting my Boxster ready to store and increased the tire pressure to 58 psi (as recommended). I'm used a Shop Force household compressor (about $40).
After increasing the tire pressure I checked it with a hand-held tire gauge and it measured about 50 psi. It has a rotary gauge (Accu-gage) and cost $6.

So, the gauge on the compressor says 58 but the handheld says 50. I guess I don't trust either measurement.

Where can I get a gauge that I can trust?

2004 Boxster S (sold to my son...so still in family)

Now have a 2006 Cayman S
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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Longacre makes a good one. As does Porsche($20)
That tire pressure sounds high.
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:20 AM   #3
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I use a digital gage, from any retail auto parts store, very accurate, easy to use, costs about $10. I think it's called a Monkey Grip Gage.
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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That tire pressure sounds high.

Perfectlap, yes the pressure is high. But. that's the recommended pressure stated by Porchse in the owners manual for long-term storage. He's doing the right thing here.

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