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Old 09-07-2016, 06:39 AM   #11
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Besides all this...if the dealer says they are nitrogen filled...how would one ever know that's true?
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:13 AM   #12
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Please do a search for Nitrogen in the search box at the top. This topic has been beat to smithereens multiple times and discussion of same almost always turns into a spitting contest. It's as hot a topic as Diesel vs. Gas, Ford vs. Chevy, propane refrigerator On vs. Off during travel. Each of 319 opinions have been expressed and in almost every thread on same one can find someone posting "I'll get the popcorn."

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Old 09-07-2016, 07:33 AM   #13
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I did a search on it. Before I made this post. But I could not find the answer I was needing. Guess you live and learn


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Old 09-07-2016, 07:34 AM   #14
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Please do a search for Nitrogen in the search box at the top. This topic has been beat to smithereens multiple times and discussion of same almost always turns into a spitting contest. It's as hot a topic as Diesel vs. Gas, Ford vs. Chevy, propane refrigerator On vs. Off during travel. Each of 319 opinions have been expressed and in almost every thread on same one can find someone posting "I'll get the popcorn."

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Old 09-07-2016, 08:08 AM   #15
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Whenever I fill my tires, I always use an 80% nitrogen mix, Its been working for me for years.

NOTE - the air you breath is 80% nitrogen, the compressor at the gas station will do just fine, it also is 80%.

Why I use 1100% nitrogen in my airplane tires:

1) We use a high pressure nitrogen bottle (3000 psi) when we service our tires to as much as 250 psi. Most standard compressors will not get to the pressure we need in our tires, and are horribly inconvenient to haul around to check and add air to tires.

2) Gas station compressors don't dry the air. The nitrogen in the tank is waterless, and has been dried, thus eliminating the possibility of water condensing and freezing inside the tire. Unless you drive your car at 40,000 ft with an outside air temperature of -65 degrees, this will probably not be an issue.


3) Autoignition - When a 250 psi tire reaches a temperature of approximately 500 Deg F, There is a possibility of the tire exploding if it has an oxygen source internal (not filled with 100% Nitrogen). The FAA has tested this and has issued an directive to use 100% nitrogen.

Use of Nitrogen or Other Inert Gas for Tire Inflation in Lieu of Air

4) At the high pressure, nitrogen is molecularity larger than an oxygen molecule, and can reduce minor losses of tire pressure and minor degradation of tire rubber due to oxygen impregnating the rubbers used in tires. (very minor issue, but is more of an impact with high pressure tires (450 psi)

Its important to note that item #4 isn't the reason Nitrogen is used in airplane tires, but is a small side effect of using nitrogen in aircraft tires.

The main reason is items #1 and to a lesser degree, #2. #3 is somewhat irrelevant, as at 500 Deg, the tire is on fire.

I suspect if I took two aircraft tires inflated to 250 psi, one was inflated with shop air and the other out of a nitrogen tank. You could set them on the ramp for ten years, and when you come back, you'd see the one with shop air lost a couple psi more than the one with 100 % nitrogen.


CONCLUSION - Would I use nitrogen in my car tires? No, the extremely small benefits for car tires isn't worth the addition work or cost.

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Old 09-07-2016, 08:39 AM   #16
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Just another way to milk you for $$. Use regular air. If it's good enough for your TV it's good enough for your camper.
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I did a search on it. Before I made this post. But I could not find the answer I was needing. Guess you live and learn


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Maybe you miss-typed Nitrogen in your search then. I did a search before my 1st post and I found your answer multiple times.

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Besides all this...if the dealer says they are nitrogen filled...how would one ever know that's true?
The little green valve cap on the tire shows Nitrogen was used and the dealer NEVER!!! lies , right!! :roflb lack:
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:59 AM   #19
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All I was wanting to know was would you drain all the air out of your tire before you refilled it if they were nitrogen. I do know that nitrogen makes it 80% of the atmosphere I am aware of that. I was just asking if when he gets low if people just use regular air in mixed in together that's all. My Lord is there anyway to delete this post


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I am so sorry for the Mayham I have caused for asking my simple little question


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