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Old 09-01-2015, 07:15 AM   #71
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:01 AM   #72
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Here's the best nitrogen story.

I traded my old fiver for a newer (2014) model. When I picked it up the salesman said that they had completed the PDI. I asked if that included checking the tire pressures.

He said " they are filled with nitrogen so they don't need to be checked, they'll be at the correct pressure."

When I got home and the tires cooled I found that the pressures were 55-65 psi. When the cold pressure on the tire calls for 80psi.

No wonder there are so many blowouts if folks think that with nitrogen the pressures need not be checked.

I topped mine off with air.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:09 AM   #73
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Nitrogen is a big joke!!
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The two things that tickle me most are . . . "oxigen molecules are smaller and can leak out." Wouldnt that make the tire self-nitrogen-filling? And "the lower moisture content reduces rust thru." How many of you have ever had a wheel rust thru? Even on a tractor or utility trailer that you may own for 20+ years?
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:36 AM   #75
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Wow. thanks for attaching that.

Now I understand the reason why they put nitrogen in our tires at the factory. It also explains the scientific reason why it is better. Nice to see some facts.

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The two things that tickle me most are . . . "oxigen molecules are smaller and can leak out." Wouldnt that make the tire self-nitrogen-filling? And "the lower moisture content reduces rust thru." How many of you have ever had a wheel rust thru? Even on a tractor or utility trailer that you may own for 20+ years?
I'm not a chemist, so I can't speak on the actual molecular behavior of air vs N2, only what I've read and been told by those in the industry.

As for the wheel issue, yes. Several times actually. And not just rust through, but the bead area being damaged and causing leaks. Moisture in a tire is a very real problem.
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either way if your a COSTCO member they will check your tires for free and if you nitrogen users need it that's what they use. Members Only!
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Is that why they ( Costco) use green valve stem caps...to mark the nit. filled ones?
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Is that why they ( Costco) use green valve stem caps...to mark the nit. filled ones?
Yes, Green caps is universal indicator for nitrogen filled tires.
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How many of you have ever had a wheel rust thru? Even on a tractor or utility trailer that you may own for 20+ years?
Indeed. A wheel rotting through has other issues at play as opposed to the fact its tire has been inflated with air.
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