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Old 18th August 2009, 09:25   #61
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Air contains 78% nitrogen. How much difference can another 20% or so cause?
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All I can say here is that Just drive it and experience it. You will feel the difference.
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Old 18th August 2009, 09:34   #62
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All I can say here is that Just drive it and experience it. You will feel the difference.

Hmm... the last tyre guy tried to make me go for it. I'll see if he can throw it in for free next time. hehe.
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Hmm... the last tyre guy tried to make me go for it. I'll see if he can throw it in for free next time. hehe.
Best of luck for your negotiations
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Old 18th August 2009, 12:08   #64
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never mind amit.

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Ok i have been noticing some motor like sound when i completly turn my streeing to right or left while the car is staitionary. Its not very prominent but just i can hear it when I concentrate. May be it comes of the Power streering motor ?

Any clue guys, or have you also faced it
Sachin, first off all complete turn of steering is not advisable, therefore don't do it. Yes it comes from power steering motor because after turning fully, it has no space left therefore it meets the end and make sound like something is stuck in the motor and can't properly rotate thus makes sound. Sorry for not technically goods to make you understand but I hope you will get point that I am trying to say.
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Fill your tires with pure nitrogen and you'll get better gas mileage, advocates of the practice say. Your tires will be safer, and they'll last longer.
A colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that makes up about 78 percent of the Earth's atmosphere, nitrogen could cost you as much as Rs. 25 a tire. But what you save on gas, tire replacement and peace of mind will make up the difference, according to the pitch.
The thinking is that nitrogen's larger molecules prevent it from seeping out of a tire as quickly as air. So inflating tires with nearly pure nitrogen - which has been done for years in race cars, commercial airliners and long-distance trucks - allows them to retain correct pressure longer
What happens is that decreased air pressure flattens a tire, creating more surface area between the tire and the road. That added friction can make the engine work harder and cause tires to overheat, possibly leading to a blowout.
"Most people don't take care of their tires on a regular basis, Tires are one of the most underappreciated part of the vehicle. People take them for granted. But the reality is they do need to be checked
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never mind amit.

Sachin, first off all complete turn of steering is not advisable, therefore don't do it. Yes it comes from power steering motor because after turning fully, it has no space left therefore it meets the end and make sound like something is stuck in the motor and can't properly rotate thus makes sound. Sorry for not technically goods to make you understand but I hope you will get point that I am trying to say.
with you Cartoos that complete turn is not advisable when the car is stationary. However I am talking about tight parking situations where in you have to turn the streering completely to cover the desired space. my steering was at the end of rotation and I could still hear some motor running for 3 to 4 seconds.
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Pros And Cons of Nitrogen Gas For Inflating Car Tires

Pros
  • Nitrogen reduces the running temperature of the tyre. The moisture content of nitrogen leads to a cooler running tyre, which is advantageous when the car is operating at its maximum load and speed capacity.
  • Nitrogen in tyres improves the ride quality. That gas is very slightly lighter than air and thus, benefits the tires in terms of un-sprung weight.
  • It is assumed that Nitrogen increases tyre life. It reduces the operating temperature during times of load and speed and thus, enhances the life of a tyre.
  • It is believed that nitrogen keeps tyre pressures more constant. The gas is assumed to provide more stable pressure range in connection to the tyre temperature. However, again, the factor is applicable in times of heavy load/high-speed conditions.
  • Tyres are susceptible to loss of pressure as a result of being porous in nature. Due to its chemical structure, Nitrogen leak out slowly as compared to compressed air. Therefore, it slows the rate of pressure loss.
  • Oxygen reacts with the tyre and rim materials causing oxidation or the rust formation in the metal parts. Nitrogen, being an inert gas, does not react with the tyre and rim materials.
Cons
  • Inflating tires with Nitrogen is quite costly. The cost generally comes to somewhere around $5 to $10 per tyre for a passenger car.
  • Filling tyres with nitrogen requires more maintenance as compared to compressed gas.
  • The availability factor is the biggest disadvantage of inflating tyres with nitrogen, as the gas is not readily available. It is usually found only with specialist tyre dealers.
Since normal Air also contains 78% Nitrogen, all these Pros & Cons are applied to Normal Air also (albeit @ 78% prorata, which is quite a high proportion).

What does "more maintenance" means in 2nd point of Cons ?

The 3rd point of unavailability everywhere is making me not to go for it.
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The 3rd point of unavailability everywhere is making me not to go for it.
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you would not need to top it up before 6 months unless the tyre is punctured. And I dont see any availability issues in Mumbai. As i said the demand is increasing so we would see all the tyre shops installing this machine 3 months down the line.
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Guys,

How does this Follow me home light works ? any clues.
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After moving the keys to stop and taking the key out. flip the lever for the lights forward. your MID will indicate " follow ME 30sec". flip it again and again to increase the timing till 210 seconfds and then lock the vehicle and go
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What does it mean? "Follow me home lights"? Fancy name given to parking lights?
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What does it mean? "Follow me home lights"? Fancy name given to parking lights?
Headlights light up for user defined amount of time to light up the way to your house. It's very helpful in the dark.

I would prefer the car to remember the setting and it should work even when you are going out of your house in the night.
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Thanks Amit,

However what do we mean by what you mentioned below ?

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it should work even when you are going out of your house in the night.
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Thanks Amit,

However what do we mean by what you mentioned below ?
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I would prefer the car to remember the setting and it should work even when you are going out of your house in the night.
The coming home function works when you activate it before getting off the car. I want it to work when I am leaving home / getting into the car at night too. If I activate the coming home feature for 60 seconds then the car should remember that and it should get activated when I unlock the car using the remote key. If the key is inserted in the ignition before user defined seconds, the headlights should switch off automatically.

Driver can deactivate the feature manually anytime by pushing the lever away after key is removed from ignition. MID can display "Coming home lights deactivated."

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Guys

My Linea's Odometer shows 3250 Kms. Car is due for the first service, I am Wondering if TASS will be hard at accepting the car as it has run over 250 kms.

What was your Odo showing when you went for First service of your Linea.? And any hassels at TASS not accepting the vehicle ?

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