Is it feasible to get a gas analyzer serviced?

Eric Technician Kelowna, British Columbia Posted   Latest  

My snapon rep gave me a non working gas analyzer in case I was able to do anything with it. It's a hand held Kane Automotive 4-2 gas analyzer. The battery doesn't work but it turns on and goes through it's functions when plugged in. I can work with that. It passes the leak check and all the other bootup sequences. The pump seems to be working just fine. Has a new filter in it. 

On the main screen it lists CO% which just sits at 0.0%, HC PPM which sits at 1, CO2% which sometimes fluctuates from 0.1% to 2.4% and Oxygen content that always reeds just a dashed line. "------".

Reading in the manual it said something about if the filter is not changed often enough then damage to the sensors can result in a chargable service. My question is if anyone has any experience with where this can be done and what kind of charge can be expected? Is it worth it? The unit didn't cost me anything so if I could get a working gas analyzer for around $500 then I'd be down for that. Anymore and I wouldn't use it enough to justify or just wait to see if I can get a working used one cheap. 

Thanks in advance.

Eric

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Eric Technical Support Specialist
Huntington Beach, California
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Eric, Yes. Is it an old Snap-on Counselor? Many of those parts were available and you could repair them yourself. I had to do it about 2 times a year when the analyzer would somehow suck up coolant. Nobody ever knew how that happened. If it is a Counselor, That thing was awesome. I loved it. It was a integral part of my diag, that and the lambda calculator; which it has Lambda displayed on the…

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Dan Owner/Technician
Ingleside, Texas
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...Needs an oxygen sensor for sure ...they do good to last 6 months (in use or NOT) in my experience...Mine sits below my Counsellor II in it's roll cab/stand ...and it worked well when it didn't have a degraded oxy sensor in it...Dan H. ...South Texas...

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Eric Technician
Kelowna, British Columbia
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I've never owed a gas analyzer so not familiar with the maintenance and all else that comes with owning one. Is that just a regular thing if you want to use one fairly regularly? Just have a bunch of extra oxygen sensors on hand? Do they have shelf lives when not installed yet? Or just go faulty after installation? And lastly, is there a special calibration procedure after replacement that…

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Bill Technical Support Specialist
Mesa, Arizona
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Does it look like this? kane​.​co​.​uk/products/auto… If so I have I have an O2 sensor that you will need. Contact me off list …

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Eric Technician
Kelowna, British Columbia
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Hi Bill. Mine is the older model that's blue. Looks like this: kane-uk​.​s3​.​amazonaws​.​com/uploads/produc…​.​jpg

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Bill Technical Support Specialist
Mesa, Arizona
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I have the Vetronix branded version of this. Mine the IR tube is likely bad. I bought a new O2 Sensor for it. Would be willing to sell it for parts. Contact me off list at …

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Mark Owner
Bury, United Kingdom
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In full agreement will Dan. My SP hand held 4 gas analyser has the same issues when the oxygen sensor goes down

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