Find Vacuum and Pressure Leaks Fast and Simple with Hose Candy

When it comes to trying to find a leak in a vacuum or boost line, you can forget about breaking out that bucket of soapy water to try and figure out what the problem is. Hose Candy’s Hose Tester System can find vacuum and pressure leaks without the use of compressed air, electricity, and most importantly soap.

Official Release:

Locate vacuum or pressure leaks with the new Hose Tester system, which tests the integrity of engine connections without the need for compressed air or electricity.

The Hose Tester system is designed to work with Hose Candy Sidewinders – a quick-coupler system designed to transform the look, performance and efficiency of vacuum and turbo hoses of any vehicle – and comes with modular connectors and adapters to work with fuel pressure/vacuum gauges.

To use, simply quick tee your gauge in place, then couple to the vacuum or pressure hose that needs tested. Install the quick plugs and pressurize the hose to determine if there is a leak.

“The modular Sidewinder fittings in our Hose Tester provide a system for isolating and testing different sections of your vacuum or turbo system, eliminating the time-consuming task of plugging off a vacuum line,” said Jon Petty, CEO and founder. “Hose Candy makes it simple by providing everything needed to test hose systems from 3/32 inch to 1/2 inch.”

The Hose Tester can work with hoses not equipped with Sidewinder fittings, although it is less convenient. It is not designed for pressure testing radiators, heater hoses or cooling systems.

Oomph! Labs, developers of the Hose Candy product line, is dedicated to creating innovative automotive products that transform and improve the look and performance of vehicles. For more information, write to 4012 S. River Rd. Ste. 4B, St. George, UT 84790; call 866.760.5848; or visit


  • Designed to work with Hose Candy Sidewinders fittings, but will work with other fittings as well
  • Can test both vacuum and turbo hoses
  • Doesn’t need compressed air or electricity

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