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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-26-2006, 02:17 PM
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Hey, you got me wondering now, enough so for me to take my analyser out and walk over to the caravan (chosen because I know the tyres on it haven't been touched for 4 years).
Still got 20.9 % Oxygen in them.
Maybe the EU tyres are of poorer quality and therefore more porous??
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-26-2006, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by The Viking
haven't been touched for 4 years)......Still got 20.9 % Oxygen in them.
Ok, so it's a really, REALLY slow process. Sure that wasn't 20.8%?

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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-26-2006, 04:56 PM
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Sorry guys,
I'm not that sure anymore, just checked the analyser and it's calibration ended last month.
Remind me in a week and I will re-check the tyres after it been re-calibrated.
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An "Inert Gas"
No Moisture.....and therefore...
NO BLOODY RUST in your wheels!!!
I think besides nitrogen being stable at temperature variations...the fact that it will not introduce moisture into your components is the main reason why I use it. Besides....I can fill my tires at work with all the nitrogen I like....

Food for thought

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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 05:50 PM
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Yes, I tried nitrogen on my old FZ6, it does lengthen the tire life and does keep the tyres cool, and also in case of a flat, it looses the air more slowly than standard air.

However you have to keep on pumpin' nitrogen every 2 weeks (since all tyres loose some air over time) and here in Turkey they charge to have it nitroed.

As a result, not worth it!
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