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Dear Scotty & community: what is a decent brand of A/C manifold gauges?

I bought a $60 set from Harbour Freight (Pittsburgh brand), but they have proven to be absolute garbage... leaks tremendously out of the high side gaskets, even after adjusting. Other people online have had similar problems with this set leaking out of the high side coupling. (And NO, not the Schraeder valve.... the leak is from the coupling apparatus.

What's a quality brand where I don't have to worry about this garbage? Or should I just rent the gauges from Autozone? I never had this problem when renting the damn thing from Autozone or O'Reilly's.

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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good ones cost 150 bucks up from quality AC stores

Techsus
Techsus

Yes, keep "renting free" (your deposit refunded when you return kit intact) from AutoZone or O'Reilly. That will buy you time to ferret out a good, solid reliable set. Or just keep renting.