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Old 26th September 2010, 13:46   #1
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Arrow Inflating a tire with liquid fire

I did some research on this , and I dont think I am being fooled. Apparently, this trick actually works. Does anyone have any idea how / why ? Has anyone ever tried / watched this happen?



Obviously its quite dangerous, but seems to be a huge time saver for someone who knows what he is doing.
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Old 26th September 2010, 15:18   #2
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This was also shown on the Top Gear north pole special.. And yes, it actually works.

Apprently, the rapidly expanding gases resulting from the combustion of the fluid fill up the tyre and make it inflate immediately.
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Old 26th September 2010, 15:38   #3
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From what I read, It was more of a DIY to reseal the tyre and make it sit properly in the bead when you're outdoors. You have to use a proper pump to fill up the tyre after that.
reddit comments link - http://bit.ly/bY0gSy

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Saw it on reddit myself and as a result read up. Did not bother with the link since it did not give a lot of details, just the usual reddit rabble.
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Old 26th September 2010, 18:20   #5
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Its WD40 is what they are using to inflate the tyre . I started the same thread with same video 6-7 months ago . Its very dangerous but people do use it in cold countries . Another use of WD40 is i what say.
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like mentioned above. this was practiced by Guys at Arctic Trucks in Top Gear Polar expedition and is quite effective.
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It works but only for a short period of time. Once the gas inside the tyre cools down, the pressure will reduce drastically.

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