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Need a recommendation on a cheap borescope before I go buy the cheapest one on amazon. 

 

Even if if you can’t recommend one, if you can say “not this one: ______“ that would be super helpful too!

 

I intend to use it to peek in through the spark plug holes to check for damage and also to look at other internal engine things. 

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I have been pleasantly surprised at how well the cheap $20 USB scopes work with a phone.  I got this one a few years ago

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WRNGYXY/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

They even sell the right angle mirrors separately:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Cainda-Endoscope-Accessorie-Borescope-Microscope/dp/B07CCH6WMG/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1548982433&sr=1-3&keywords=borescope+mirror

 

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Not sure if you were talking cheap engine diagnostic borescope or the even cheaper usb camera borescopes, which is what I have.

 

I have this one and have used it to peak at top of piston and cylinder walls via spark plug hole.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JERRES6/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

The image quality is ok, the biggest issue is it is not like a typical diagnostic borescope that is a bit easier to manipulate.  I think you could likely attach it to something more rigid that would allow manipulation, but I was always a little hesitant as I didn't want to get the "head" trapped or wedged on the wrong side of spark plug hole.

 

here are some images I was able to capture with it

 

 

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