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Old 14th May 2006, 20:36   #16
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The best gauge is that which is filled with Glisrine( I am using it since long time and that I got from one shipbreaking junk material)It will show you pakka pressure.Try this type of gauge and it will never let u down.
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Old 15th May 2006, 17:39   #17
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Anybody who has something like this?
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Old 15th May 2006, 20:42   #18
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Anybody who has something like this?
cool item!!!!! Have anyone used this before?
Want to buy this one.
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Old 15th May 2006, 21:12   #19
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Anybody who has something like this?
I have the "Hi-Tec digital tire gauge" from Roadgear:

http://www.roadgear.com/catalog/inde...le=Accessories

It costs $25 plus shipping. It is guaranteed for 5 years and is supposed to be accurate to within 0.1 psi. I have found it to be quite good, despite that fact that it is optimized for bikes (but can be used for 4-wheelers, according to Roadgear).

The only trouble with these digital gauges is that you need to hold them for some time without letting the air out of the tyre in order to get an accurate reading, and this takes some practice. Initially, I found that the tyre pressure was reducing by 0.5 psi with each reading, but now I am doing much better. I use the digital gauge usually only on the spare wheel to cross-check the analog gauge on my electric pump. Of course, I am much more comfortable using the gauge on the pump because I can lock the tube from the pump on to the tyre valve, without letting air out.

I would recommend that you check to see if you are comfortable taking tyre pressure readings on your vehicle with the digital gauge (without letting too much air out) before buying it.

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Old 16th May 2006, 00:40   #20
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What one needs is a good battery operated tyre inflator to go with this!... I saw a couple .. but all of them were cheap platstiky chinese toys...

Wonder if anyone makes them or sells them in India.
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Check the Slime product range at www.speedworksindia.com .

There's even a tire inflator which connects to the cigarette socket and surprisingly,its reasonably priced.
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Old 16th May 2006, 03:35   #22
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i read on amazon that those tiny compressors go bad after some time and aren't much usefull. anyway, if you compare price of about 1000 for tiny compressor (tyre deflator) and if you need 50 refills in year it will take you 2 years to recover cost and i am sure it will go bad in 2 years
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i read on amazon that those tiny compressors go bad after some time and aren't much usefull. anyway, if you compare price of about 1000 for tiny compressor (tyre deflator) and if you need 50 refills in year it will take you 2 years to recover cost and i am sure it will go bad in 2 years
Mine is an unbranded one with built in gauge (quite accurate), allegedly made in Taiwan (I have only the auto dealer's word for it) and it cost me Rs. 1200. Working fine for about 4 months so far, but has some electrical loose contact (which once caused a fuse blowout in my car at the cigarette socket). Next time will go for a branded one with a guarantee.

A compressor can be very useful in an emergency, say, if you are stuck with a flat tyre in a desolate spot -- you can just fill up with your compressor and keep driving till you reach a safe spot. And of course, you can check your tyre pressures in cold condition, at your convenience. Thought about a foot pump (just Rs. 300), but requires too much labour for filling from scratch.

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i read on amazon that those tiny compressors go bad after some time and aren't much usefull. anyway, if you compare price of about 1000 for tiny compressor (tyre deflator) and if you need 50 refills in year it will take you 2 years to recover cost and i am sure it will go bad in 2 years
I agree partially. If u are just a road-user, the value of the product matters.
But, if u go to tracks and have the constant need to increase or decrease tire presssure,then it makes a whole lotta sense.

Moreover, the lifetime of the product also matters. Don't know about others.But, Slime is kinda well-built.

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Guys,

I'm looking for a portable tyre inflator - the type that plugs into the 12V DC socket of the car and automatically produces compressed air to fill the tyres with. My bro has this - but he got it from the US some 5 yrs back.

I've asked Car Shringar to try and source this. In the meantime if any of you gentlejuntas are aware of its avaialbility in Bangalore, pl let know either thru PM or this thread

Also abt a digital tyre pressure gauge
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Old 19th June 2006, 16:25   #26
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Hi

I remember seeing it on www..ebay.in, they will ship it to you.... Try your luck there... Well, wait, I will try to get the link for you

Click on this soon, or the link will get expired. Here is the direct link.
http://cgi.ebay.in/3-IN-1MINI-SUPER-...QQcmdZViewItem

The link to this online sghop is:
http://stores.ebay.in/AUTO-SUPERSTORE
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This is already discussed here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...auge-pump.html

Mods, please close this thread.
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Anybody who has something like this?
Update : I bought one of these items from ebay for Rs. 350. Pretty useful.
Made a couple of oberservations thanks to the pressure gauge.
  1. One of my tyre's pressure used to drop to 25 from 32 psi after just about an hour. Took it to the service center and he told me that the valve on the tubeless tyre was loose. Fixed it and how there's no more leakage. I wouldn't have detected it without a pressure gauge.
  2. I was under the impression that the phenomenon of Air heating up and expanding in tubeless tyres was low. However, I found out otherwise. 32 psi in a petrol bunk (hot tyre) becomes 29 psi in the morning (cold tyre). The reccommended tyre pressure for my car is 29 psi which is probably why I did not find major difference in my ride quality when I increased by tyre pressure to 32 psi.
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I bought one of these items from ebay for Rs. 350.
@sharathjeppu : Above all, can we trust the eBay products ? I've always heard of dubious products put up for sale. And sometimes the shippping charges are more than that of the product's cost itself.

Did you got the product shipped to Bangalore itself ?

Anyway, keep posted about the quality of your eBay product...
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@sharathjeppu : Above all, can we trust the eBay products ? I've always heard of dubious products put up for sale. And sometimes the shippping charges are more than that of the product's cost itself.

Did you got the product shipped to Bangalore itself ?

Anyway, keep posted about the quality of your eBay product...
Well, I have bought several small things from ebay and most of them have been OK. It is important to read the user feedback on the product as well as the seller before you take a decision.

The shipping charges are indicated to you before you confirm the payment. So you can take a call to go ahead or withdraw.

The Tyre pressure gauge is pretty neat and accurate. It was only with this I was able to figure out that my tubeless Tyre which was losing air was infact actually due to a puncture. It turned out to have two long nails embedded completely inside.

And yes, I had got all my products shipped to Bangalore itself. And one small correction, the product had actually cost me Rs. 450 and not Rs. 350 as I had earlier mentioned.
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