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Old 05-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #99
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According to Aircraft manufacturers the reason they inflate their tires with nitrogen is because they run cooler than regular air.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #100
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The whole myth about nitrogen advantage started in days of yore at the race track. Portable air compressors condense water which gets into the tires.Water affects tire performance and destabilizes tire pressure at track speeds. Racers started bringing nitrogen because it is dry in the tank. Dry air performs better.
Whole air from a stable source with an air dryer works just as well as nitrogen alone. For those who disagree, I suggest that you continue to pay for nitrogen, heck some places charge for air anyway.
I once heard of a guy who sold watered down Kool-Aid with the claim that when the race car was rubbed down with it before a session it would reduce lap times by as much as a couple of seconds. Even after the hoax was exposed some driver's still believed in the stuff and swore by it!

Is this the modern day 100 mpg carburetor?
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I put nitrogen in my new car tires because I read an article that air leaks through the sidewall? and nitrogen because of cell structure is less likely to leak as much maintaining tire pressure. But how big a problem is it to check pressures once a week?
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Is this the modern day 100 mpg carburetor?
Remember Obama's solution? Air up your tires. Don't drill for oil.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #103
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According to Aircraft manufacturers the reason they inflate their tires with nitrogen is because they run cooler than regular air.
Imagine that! with all the miles aircraft put on their tires it could make a big difference...right? So how long before they impose a nitrogen surcharge?
I woulda thought they'd use Helium to lighten the aircraft!Probably stopped that when they heard a bunch of flight mechanics sounding like Mickey Mouse on the radio?
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Is this the modern day 100 mpg carburetor?
What's a carburetor?
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I put nitrogen in my new car tires because I read an article that air leaks through the sidewall? and nitrogen because of cell structure is less likely to leak as much maintaining tire pressure. But how big a problem is it to check pressures once a week?
Since air is 78% nitrogen then all that other stuff should be gone after a couple of top-offs, leaving pure nitrogen... Right?.
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Imagine that! with all the miles aircraft put on their tires it could make a big difference...right? So how long before they impose a nitrogen surcharge?
I woulda thought they'd use Helium to lighten the aircraft!Probably stopped that when they heard a bunch of flight mechanics sounding like Mickey Mouse on the radio?


Do you suppose the airlines are tracking nitrogen use to make sure that the mechs aren't using it to quick-chill their beer?

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Hey, why not use tires for CO2 sequestration and get a tax break?
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According to Aircraft manufacturers the reason they inflate their tires with nitrogen is because they run cooler than regular air.
Yes, but if you've ever felt how hot they are after a landing, if the ones on your car were that hot, you were a runaway down a mountain, or on fire.
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I put nitrogen in my new car tires because I read an article that air leaks through the sidewall? and nitrogen because of cell structure is less likely to leak as much maintaining tire pressure. But how big a problem is it to check pressures once a week?
Again, air is already 78% nitrogen. I aired up my tires in both vehicles last fall, both of them are still good. Camper tires were aired up in October or November, still good. My 4x8 trailer sat unused for 4 years, they dropped down to 20.

It's not worth bothering about. I check them before a big trip and at fillups on big trips.
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Just allot of hot air I guess.
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Just allot of hot air I guess.
Probably.

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The air in your tires is not unstable - it's not breaking down.

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The main advantage of NitroFill for tyres is the removal of moisture and oxygen. The oxygen likes very much to react with eveything it touchs - hence oxidation (rust). The moisture will expand and contract much more with temperature, especially if it changes state (vapor, liquid, solid) and will help along oxygen's work.

But, if you have a decent air drier on your air compressor the difference between with or without nitrogen is small. Definitely not worth paying extra for, but I'll take if if it's free.

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