Service & Maintenance Tyre pressure gauge

Discussion in '2nd Generation (2002-2006)' started by Westman, Saturday 14th Nov, 2015.

  1. Westman Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi all
    Just discarded (inaccurate reading) my nth tyre pressure gauge , so a new one is required.. Over the years I have tried Analogue and Digital, cheap and expensive but the all become unreliable in the end.. Any recommendations? My most reliable one Is the old gauge and piece of tube and tyre valve I made when I was an apprentice (it reads a constant 2psi out) Any advice welcome
    Atb JR
     
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    Hi @Westman I was in the same situation like you a few year back. I like my tyre pressures to be bob on otherwise I get ratty and do not like a car or bikes handling if this is not right.

    So I spent mega bucks on Gauge, Tire Pressure, Digital, Backlit, Blue-Point® this has been superb accurate and no more Tourette's
     
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  3. 2.4 8thGen Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Looks a good bit of kit and being snap on do you get a lifetime warranty CJ
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Its snap on mate yes you do you won't for the battery in it.
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I tend to use the crappy digital one built into my crappy plug-in tyre inflator. Overall it does do the job.
     
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  6. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I'm happy with my tatty old analogue gauge. It over reads by 2 PSI, but at least I know this by having tested it against a calibrated gauge at work a few years ago. And this is the key thing really... The results from any gauge are uncertain unless that gauge has been regularly tested against a calibrated instrument.
     
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  8. Jonnyjohnson Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    A combination of Michelin tyre pressure gauge/pump and nitrogen fill works for me
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    This Nitrogen fad of filling tyres is pure nonsense , 78% of the air you and I breath is full of Nitrogen!! the same levels are found in your tyres.

    Only 100% pure nitrogen makes any sense which is very very expensive..
     
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  10. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    and only then if you are using your car as a race-car
    also, on Watchdog (or something similar) they tested a lot of tyres that had supposedly been filled with Nitrogen, and the percent of Nitrogen in the tyre was usually still 78%, or not much higher. Double "con" trick.
     
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  11. Jonnyjohnson Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    How do you know it isn't 100% nitrogen?
     
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  13. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    ^ IIRC Watchdog (or whatever) got a man with a gas spectrometer (or similar)
     
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  14. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    It's easy to check for the presence of oxygen due to it's chemical reactivity.

    It's argon you want in your tyres anyway...
     
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  15. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    ^ I think he means, get some of the air from the tyre into a bottle, and see if a glowing splint goes out or not
     
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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    If you want your weld not to rust then yeah argon.. what wrong with trapping your farts and compressing it?
     
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  17. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    best idea yet, could @Zebster patent his farts ?
     
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  18. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Neither me nor the Queen fart.
     
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    shutup-even-the-queen-farts.
     
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  20. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    :focus: