Time for a new 5 gas analyzer. Any recommendations?

Paul Owner/Technician California Posted   Latest   Edited  

Our ATS 5 gas analyzer has died again, but after 14 years, parts are no longer available for this unit and ATS isn't repairing them anymore. I'm leaning toward ordering the newer version of the same unit since this one has held up very well. Service was required many times over the years, but much of the time it was because someone sucked coolant into it while checking a head gasket or dropped it, and the repair prices were reasonable. 

That said, I'm interested in hearing about any other 5 gas units that have worked well you. We mostly use our 5 gas for checking for head gasket leaks these days, but I would like a unit that does a lambda calculation so I don't need to enter the data into a calculator. Reliability is probably the most important consideration for us. 

Thanks for your time.

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Rod Diagnostician
California
Rod
 

my otc one died worked well for many years ,same problem no parts. I think just a matter of researching , also lambda is very important specially on crank no starts

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Ramon Diagnostician
California
Ramon
 

Hey Paul, Can you please give me your contact information then I can call you back, I may be able to help

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Hans Technician
Utah
Hans
 

I'm considering getting one of these thecarlsoncompany​.​com/products/infra…

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Paul Owner/Technician
California
Paul
 

Funnily I came to the same conclusion. I had called and talked to them earlier today about a new unit but they called back and said they'd be willing to try to repair our old unit since they are the original manufacturer. They're not that far from our shop so we'll drive over and drop it off. If it doesn't work out, we'll likely just buy the newer version, which is cheaper from them than it is…

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Ramon Technician
California
Ramon
 

We will be happy to help you Paul, We hope I can fix your unit. Ramon S QA Tech infraredindustries​.​com

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Rex Technical Support Specialist
Ohio
Rex
 

A dumb question. On a diesel coolant loss problem on say a 6.7L Cummins or the Navistar MaxxForce DT's. Can analyzing the exhaust tell me if it is a head gasket or an EGR cooler?

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Danny Technician
California
Danny
 

A 5-gas analyzer could possibly help you by measuring CO2 in the cooling system. As far as I know 5-gas analyzers only measure gasoline HCs. Diesel is a whole different molecule.

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Hans Technician
Utah
Hans
 

Ramon do you sell directly to public as well? Or is Carlson the only distributor I can find?

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Ramon Technician
California
Ramon
 

Hi Hans, I work for the company that manufacture this and repair them if you go to our page at infraredindustries​.​com you will find a map with the information of our distributors

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Paul Owner/Technician
California
Paul
 

I forgot to post a thanks for repairing our 5 Gas. I'm very impressed. You all have a great company and I appreciate your help. For anyone interested, we contacted Infrared Industries about purchasing a new unit. They called us back and said they might be able to fix the old unit. They did fix it, with a 1-day turnaround and an $80 charge. They basically screwed themselves out of a sale for a…

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Ramon Technician
California
Ramon
 

we Glad we were able to help you , next time you know where we at.

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Marlin Technician
Oregon
Marlin
 

This is … to know, the price is drastically lower. Even with the accessories added to get a basically matching setup, the cost from The Carlson Company is $3,834.

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Rudy Technician
Utah
Rudy
   

Bridge Analyzers. Fantastic hand held unit. Never had a problem.I used it for years. There is tons of good info about exhaust gasses and O2 functionality from one of the Bridge employees in iATN archives. shop​.​bridgeanalyzers​.​com/collections/ex…

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