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Tyre air pressure guage.

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by vtlreja2, May 31, 2014.

  1. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

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    rajkot
    mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    hi guys posting a thread after long time as i was away from my laptop,

    recently did the trip from my city rajkot, gujarat to udaipur, rajasthan.
    did 1.3 k kms, & odo reading is 3.5 k kms,

    The drive was oh so good, and we all enjoyed a lot !!!!
    The Grip of 165 patch tyre was good on those winding ghats of udaipur and nathdwara, didn't expected that good grip from those skinny tyre,

    one issue ,

    when i left i checked tyre pressure from the local pucture shop where i usually filled air for my all the vehicles from last 5 years,
    this time he was adjusting his gauge which i found not calibrated properly, for 32 psi he was keeping the gauge to show 35 psi.

    then when i reached my destination safely, i checked the tyre pressure at indian oil pump thinking that it may have digital and accurate reading,

    to my surprise the reading showed 56,57,48,48 psi in all tyres,

    i was totally shocked :eek: !!!!!

    didn't believed on what i was seeing,

    again filled diesel on other pump cross checked where the reading was 26,26,27,18 psi respectively,
    asked him to keep 32 in all,

    now i need some proper guage to exact the reading of pressure in my car tyre,

    did some research and found those guages on ebay,

    but again confused what to buy an air compressor or on the pressure guage, ???

    i found the guages hovering between 300 to 500

    and some compressor between 800 to 1200,

    links :
    compressor
    AIR Compressor 250 PSI DC 12V | eBay

    100 Original Coido Tyre Inflator 300 PSI | eBay

    Original Coido 6526 12V Electric CAR Tyre Inflator AIR Compressor Pump 300 PSI | eBay

    guage
    Tire Pressure Gauge Meter FOR CAR AND Bike Coido | eBay

    So, finally what you guys say, what to buy ???

    thanks in advance,
    MODS - didn't find the right place to post, please merge it to appropriate section,
  2. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Hyderabad
    Coido guages are good. So is the compressor. The tip is to check or fill air when the tyres are cold.

    If they run for a few kms, they become hot and hence the pressure shown is high.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk.
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  3. naruf1

    naruf1 Amatore

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    Namma Bengaluru
    I have been using Coido Air Compressor model 2115DG (Digital Gauge),this comes with preset option for the pressure preset value and the pump stops after reaching the set pressure value.
    Have had no issues till date from past six months, as mentioned it is important to check air pressure when tyres are cold, I normally check air pressure once is two weeks.
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  4. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Recently, I bought Viair tyre pressure gauge for my Thunderbird 500 from amazon.com.

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    I already have Viair portable air compressor for my car. The details are here.
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  5. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

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    rajkot
    mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    thanks buddy,
    will keep this point in mind next time,
    but one thing, did the pressure go such high ???
    i mean from 32 to 57 !!!!

    thanks j ravi sir,
    will consider this as option,

    Thanks naruf1,
    yeah thats my mistake that i forgot that basic step,
    i also usually fill the air when they i cold, but those winding ghats lets you forgot other things, lol,
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  6. Crazy Fiatian

    Crazy Fiatian Amatore

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    Chennai
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
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  7. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Hyderabad
    I can normally make out easily if the pressure is over 35, the ride becomes harsh and the car starts feeling lighter.

    Roadside gauges are always like that. Never trust them, carrying own gauge is always wise. I do not trust the gauges at the gas stations too.

    I normally ask them to fill to a higher value and let out the extra pressure after checking with my gauge.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk.
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  8. vtlreja2

    vtlreja2 Amatore

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    rajkot
    mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    thanx for the valuable input guys,
    will be going today to check the local accessories shop ,

    correct, these roadside puncture walas and even petrol pump stations cant be trusted,
  9. mnranjeeth

    mnranjeeth Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Punto Evo 1.3
    That is a wonderful idea! Wonder why I didn't think of the same before.

    I have a accutire digital tire pressure gauge which I got it from the US (Amazon.com: Accutire MS-4021B Digital Tire Pressure Gauge: Automotive)
    and I have seen the even reputed fuel pumps do not have their gauges calibrated properly.
    I have sometimes seen readings as low as 28 when I had asked them for 32 and also sometimes readings as high as 40. :confused:
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  10. Arryan

    Arryan Regolare

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    Bhilai
    Linea 1.3
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