Sporty’s Fuel Tester

$10.95
$10.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 2788A

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New Design

This tester fits all popular quick drain valves and includes a removable metal rod for recessed drains. Octane color codes are molded onto the transparent cylinder. A reversible (flathead/Phillips) screwdriver is mounted on the tip. Measures 8.5” long.Read more

New Design

This tester fits all popular quick drain valves and includes a removable metal rod for recessed drains. Octane color codes are molded onto the transparent cylinder. A reversible (flathead/Phillips) screwdriver is mounted on the tip. Measures 8.5” long.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Durability
4.3 / 5
Reliability
3.9 / 5
Performance
3.8 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (12)
No (4)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Love the materials used to make this product very durable
Very durable and easy to use!!
April 26, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Have bought 2 of these and the probe comes apart where it connects to the plastic at the bottom then it will start leaking.I have older one that I loaned to someone I had for years worked perfect had no issues.So my belief workmanship or just bad batch.
January 28, 2020
Purchased
10 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Better than GATS!
I had the original Blue Jeppesen fuel tester that this design mimics and is no longer in production. The reversible screwdriver, and most importantly, the metal push rod, is a MUST have, especially for older Mooneys with recessed fuel doors with flathead dzus fastner.

I lost my original Jeppesen fuel tester and replaced it with a GATS jar but the GATS is WAYY too big, doesnt have a screwdriver, and because of its size, takes longer to air-dry and leaves the cabin of my plane smelling of fuel

While this mimics the Jeppesen design, its missing some key features. The Jeppesen had a little view-port magnifying window on the bottom, and a seperate "cup" that slid over the collar to capture splash from hitting your hands, which was VERY handy. This doesnt have those two key features so its not AS nice, but since its the ONLY small model with a metal push pin AND screwdriver, its the best on the market today. My $40 GATS Jar is about to get hocked off to the next student pilot I find.
January 21, 2020
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Excellent fuel tester
I was needing a fuel tester that had a steel stab instead of a plastic. This one works well!
December 26, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Screwdriver tip doesn’t work on my airplane
It works as far as sampling fuel, but the screwdriver tip will not work on the cowling latches on my airplane. Never had that problem before with other testers I’ve owned.
October 7, 2019
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works great
October 7, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works, but can be a pain
The screwdriver head fell off and was lost within the first month of use. Also, the metal rod is just a tad short for a couple of the drains under the 172's.
April 25, 2019
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Doesn't show blue!
Great design, and the only narrow tester with a metal rod, but as others have commented, USELESS since shows 100LL as clear when the cheap cup with metal shows the correct blue.
April 3, 2019
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Easy to use
Works well, just be careful as the rod will slip out.
January 2, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I don't pre-flight without it
Very small and gets the job done and doesn't take up too much space at all in the flight bag.
November 21, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Will this work on Curtis twist drains as well as push drains?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2018
What is the spread on this tester? Octane lowest to highest range? and at what increments?
Joe S on Oct 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tester only is for draining fuel from aircraft tanks and checking for water- water will sink to bottom. It does not measure octane levels. The screwdriver end is strictly a convenience that is probably not used a lot.
I have a fuel tester from a number of years ago that had a return addition that filtered out any water is this still available fit on the top of the fuel tester?
Jim F on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We no longer have a strainer for the test. The GATS jar item 1001A will allow you to return fuel to the tank and has a strainer.
How wide is it?the
A shopper on Nov 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: About the size of a Nickel.
what is the volumetric capacity in fluid ounces? Thanks
James H on Oct 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 3 oz.
Is the screwdriver reversible from Philips head to Flat head?
Leonard K on Nov 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It has both.
Does it measure diesel cetane levels?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This does not.
Looking for a part number or NSN for the sporty screwdriver fuel tester, does anyone know of one?
Evelice C on Sep 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Our part number is 2788A. We do not have an NSN for the tester.