GATS Jar Fuel Tester (16 oz.)

$19.95
$19.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 4685A



This fuel tester allows you to put preflight fuel samples back into your airplane (a great alternative to tossing sampled fuel onto the ground: a practice now discouraged by the EPA). Sample and check your fuel as always. Then, as sampled fuel is returned to the tank, a unique, built-in screen separates solids and non-petroleum contaminants, so only clean, pure fuel is returned to the tank. Reversible sump actuator fits both pin and petcock actuators. Wide mouth collector helps prot...Read more

This fuel tester allows you to put preflight fuel samples back into your airplane (a great alternative to tossing sampled fuel onto the ground: a practice now discouraged by the EPA). Sample and check your fuel as always. Then, as sampled fuel is returned to the tank, a unique, built-in screen separates solids and non-petroleum contaminants, so only clean, pure fuel is returned to the tank. Reversible sump actuator fits both pin and petcock actuators. Wide mouth collector helps protect hands and clothing. Resilient plastic construction makes the GATS Jar virtually indestructible with normal handling.
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Ease Of Use
4.7 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (4)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good size.
Got this for my Skylane. Larger size let’s me sample all around and then dump sample into one tank. Works great!
June 26, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
GATs Jar
The jar is fine, the "pin" to press the fuel valve wobbles
June 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
GATS fuel tester rating
My last one broke after long use, but the info on the new one explains how to clean it, which seems a bit tricky. The tester is a nice size but you need to be careful when draining fuel. If it’s not facing the right way, which seems opposed to the way it should be, you’ll get squirted. Overall, I recommend it.
October 17, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Outstanding Fuel Tester
This is a great product. The clear plastic color of the tester makes it easy to examine fuel from our Bonanza. Outstanding product delivered in one day. Well done!
November 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Does the job as expected. Highly sensitive to heat
The last unit I owned fell to the Tarmac on a hot day. Within seconds it distorted so badly it would not seal with the cap. The replacement looks improved. I suspect it still is very sensitive to relatively high temperatures however I noticed the cap now has an o ring seal so it may be more forgiving. I intend to be vigilant so as not to let it spend very much time in hot temperature situations from now on.
December 23, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Check it well
Being lucky enough to fly Cessna's And piper's using the little test sample cup's that come in the rental plane on a Cessna 172r it's a hassle. there are as many 5 check valve on each wing. and climbing to replace the fuel in the tank can be a problem so this Gat's jar meets the job head on. You check the fuel and you do not need to worry about losing it. and the two different fuel drain adapter work great. It is much easier then pulling the plastic adapter out of the older sample tester with screwdriver end on it.
November 10, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Virtually eliminates fuel splashes and sprays when checking sumps compared to the original smaller fuel drain kits. Cons: Finding an adequate storage place to avoid getting it broken might be a bit more difficult in some airplanes. Definitely an improvement over the original small fuel drain containers.
December 31, 2014
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Works as advertised! I have a Comanche that requires quite a large fuel sample from the mains, as they are drained one at a time through a single drain on the belly. (The tip tanks have their own individual sumps.) A big sample assures that you got the fuel from the line, the selector valve, and all the way up into the tank, too. Then, pouring the sample back into the tank is a snap. The fitting that comes with the GATS jar works on both types of fuel valves, no sweat. Cons: None yet. Haven't hadd it long enough to comment on durability or reliability, but it seems to be of good construction: sturdy, nothing flimsy about it. I can sump all four tanks and return the whole giant sample to the plane easily. Would buy again with no hesitation.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Best I have used. Good volume for checking many sumps. Easy to use and pours easily.
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Works as intended. I like the capacity. The container is made from a flexible plastic and I think this would last a long time. Cons: Take your time pouring fuel back in during windy days. This doesn't have a pour spout. Also, it would be nice if it had a base. Once I sat it on the cowl full of fuel and a wind blew it over and it spilled fuel everywhere. I'd buy another one if mine went lost.
December 31, 2014
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Is this the version of the jar with a spout on it? I got one in the mail that was a "gats sampler" and it was impossible to pour back into the tank without spilling.
Beth W on May 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have this version and can easily pour fuel back into Cessna P210 fuel tanks. Hope this info helps
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