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Old 24th September 2008, 14:07   #31
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You get the cheap chinese maal for 300-400 bucks man.

unscrew the plastic housing and it can fit a kids' tifin box. cheap/besht.
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You get the cheap chinese maal for 300-400 bucks man.

unscrew the plastic housing and it can fit a kids' tifin box. cheap/besht.
ok, but where can I buy a good quality foot pump?
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Thats an uphill task!! All the foot pumps I'v seen are below par in quality. The nozzle of the latest one I'v bought works for my bikes... but I just does not work for my car tyres! Also, I'm yet to see a pump with an accurate gauge! This air business is damn frustrating...

One question for you dudes who have electronic pumps - do you keep these pumps in the car always? In summer, the mercury in parked cars goes literally thru the roof... wont it harm the electronic pump if stored in the car? And are these pumps really reliable/durable?
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you will grow old if you have to pump up a tyre with your foot. they are totally uselelss unless you are going to ladakh on a bike (which doesn't have a spare wheel) or something like that.
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I got the pictures for DIY tubeless puncture repair! The guide will be up by tonight!
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You dont NEED a foot pump when electric stuff is there CHEAP.

This crap is durable yes. Had one since 2006 end. Still in one piece despite once in a month use.
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BTW The reason I started this thread is.. umm... well, I found out that there is no puncture in my tyre but still the air had gone off. I suspect the low tyre pressure when I started the trip to be the reason, what else could it be?
How much would a good automatic air pump cost?
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Also have the valve checked, it could have a slow leak.
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How much would a good automatic air pump cost?
Have seen stuff between Rs. 600 and 2,500. The higher priced ones I'v seen had digital dispays (no idea if they are accurate).

Thats only what I'v seen... there could be stuff available outside this band... and I don't know if you can classify it as "good".
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Guys,

Here is what I carry:

Air pump - 10 KG/CM2 max pressure 12V DC

Comes with attachments for other applications like bicycle tyres and sportsballs. Has automatic overheating cut off. Cost - Rs 1200.

I also have this dial type pressure gauge. Somehow cannot trust the digital ones. Cost Rs 125.

Got a puncture, can I DIY?-img_1436.jpg

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I did that but they show a different jack in the picture and mine has a step like split surface, didn't know where to position it.
Hi Zaks,
I found the Jack in the Palio quite weird too. First time have I used a Jack that lifts the body of the car directly, rather than some point underbody.

Closely observe the sides of the car at the bottom, you have a Traingle pointing downwards, this is where you jack up your car by holding the body of the car in that step kind of an arrangement. I was scared to do it the first time I did it, however that is where it actually goes.
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Zaks - take the same stuff posted by Rajan ji, open up the darn screws and you can fit it in a kid lunch box. Why waste space in that form factor - and it runs cooler too
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Guys,

Here is what I carry:

Air pump - 10 KG/CM2 max pressure 12V DC

Comes with attachments for other applications like bicycle tyres and sportsballs. Has automatic overheating cut off. Cost - Rs 1200.

Rajan
Where did you buy it and how well does it pump ?
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Guys,

Here is what I carry:

Air pump - 10 KG/CM2 max pressure 12V DC

Comes with attachments for other applications like bicycle tyres and sportsballs. Has automatic overheating cut off. Cost - Rs 1200.

I also have this dial type pressure gauge. Somehow cannot trust the digital ones. Cost Rs 125.


Cheers,

Rajan
Sir, do post where you bought this stuff and how reliable this is (does it check pressure accurately). How long does it take to pump the air, and do you use this for filling up the air or you still get it done at the petrol bunks.

How do we operate this stuff. Does it need to be connected to a power source or is it battery operated.
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I think it is 12v off the charger socket in the dash. But they tend to get heated and take quite sometime to fill to the required pressure so was asking if it is robust and reliable.
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