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Post by Theog » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:43 am

Morning all,

I went to my local tyre shop the other day to get a couple of things done and they said that often petrol stations inflators are out of calibre, therefore they give different readings per petrol station.

He said that it would be wise to invest in a good inflator of my own and he said that the Michelin ones are pretty good. I see this is going for £36 which seems pretty good - http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/ ... e-inflator

Anyone else recommend anything or can help shed some light on this?

Thanks,

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Post by Stuartt » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:50 am

Why not buy a good tyre gauge and continue to use the petrol station pump ?

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Post by Theog » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:54 am

Stuartt wrote:
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Why not buy a good tyre gauge and continue to use the petrol station pump ?

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Not something I have thought about to be honest. That's probably quite a good thing to have on the go regardless.

Any particular one you use?

On a side note (I forgot to mention) I currently carry a foot pump around with me just in case, but this is very inaccurate for monthly / weekly top ups.

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Post by hopz121 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:55 am

I just overfill my tyres at the garage or using a cheap compressor at home then use a proper calibrated pressure guage to let air out to the desired pressures.

I have one like this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06ZYNB1TQ? ... 86243031_1

A lot more accurate :)
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:06 am

Theog wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:43 am
Morning all,

I went to my local tyre shop the other day to get a couple of things done and they said that often petrol stations inflators are out of calibre, therefore they give different readings per petrol station.

He said that it would be wise to invest in a good inflator of my own and he said that the Michelin ones are pretty good. I see this is going for £36 which seems pretty good - http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/ ... e-inflator

Anyone else recommend anything or can help shed some light on this?

Thanks,

Theo
I have that very inflator Theo, it’s light, quickly pumps and is surprisingly very accurate. The porkers tyres are 22kpa all round, I used the pump after I’d bought the car and it inflated all tyres to 22.2 kpa all round. I use Michelin’s digital kidney shape gauge to get the final pressure. 22.2 is very very close, I think it’s a very very good inflator, very happy with it. :thumbsup:

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Post by Stuartt » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:16 am

Theog wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:54 am
Stuartt wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:50 am
Why not buy a good tyre gauge and continue to use the petrol station pump ?

Stuart
Not something I have thought about to be honest. That's probably quite a good thing to have on the go regardless.

Any particular one you use?

On a side note (I forgot to mention) I currently carry a foot pump around with me just in case, but this is very inaccurate for monthly / weekly top ups.
Slime Tyre Pressure Gauge 5-150 PSI Sport Digital Gauge (20194) with light! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NGYLJ1K/ ... ZAbCADTX6N

I use this, it’s nice and accurate, small and easy to use.

I buy mine in Walmart when we go on holiday where it’s a bit cheaper tbh.

Only downside is you can’t replace the battery although I’m still using one I bought 3years ago, and it’s still going strong even with using it 4 to 5 times a week (for work)

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Post by Nictrix » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:36 am

We have almost the same one but we bought the cordless one.
Had it for around 4 years now and never had a problem.
Its quite heavy with it being cordless as it has a battery in it.
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Post by Steve84N » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:10 pm

I use this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-69924-P ... dpSrc=srch

In my experience most pump gauges are not very accurate so with the Draper in the boot I can use whatever I want to add air.
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:30 pm

I use this with the inflator to get a final accurate reading, brilliant bit of kit.
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Post by ph001 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:50 pm

I hope that Michelin one is better than the Michelin one I bought a couple of years ago. You can set the desired pressure on the front panel and the pump will auto cutoff when it reaches the set pressure

Except for when it doesn’t work, and blows your tyre out 🤬. I was bent down next to it trying to figure out why it was taking so long when it literally blew me off my feet. Also had grit in my eyes for a couple of days.

Not a good experience I can tell you.
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Post by markalp » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:59 pm

ph001 wrote:
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I hope that Michelin one is better than the Michelin one I bought a couple of years ago. You can set the desired pressure on the front panel and the pump will auto cutoff when it reaches the set pressure

Except for when it doesn’t work, and blows your tyre out 🤬. I was bent down next to it trying to figure out why it was taking so long when it literally blew me off my feet. Also had grit in my eyes for a couple of days.

Not a good experience I can tell you.
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Post by ph001 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:12 pm

😂. I did contemplate suing the f*ckers for a new tyre and losses of two days earnings but receipt was long gone. Weirdly the compressor worked ok a few times after that but I’ll never trust Michelin electronic products again. I check it every few seconds with a proper tyre pressure gauge now.
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Post by Ewazix » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:15 pm

Stuartt wrote:
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Why not buy a good tyre gauge and continue to use the petrol station pump ?

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+1

I bought the Halfords digital that's been a good group test performer for a couple of years now and works well.

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Post by TR4man » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Bearing in mind the OP's concern was potentially inaccurate pressure gauges based upon the opinion of his local tyre fitter, I wonder how you would ensure that the gauges and tyre inflators you have at home are any more accurate than those on a petrol station forecourt?

Do you get them calibrated too? :roll:
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:36 pm

TR4man wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Bearing in mind the OP's concern was potentially inaccurate pressure gauges based upon the opinion of his local tyre fitter, I wonder how you would ensure that the gauges and tyre inflators you have at home are any more accurate than those on a petrol station forecourt?

Do you get them calibrated too? :roll:
A fair question. As far as the digital gauge I use for the final reading I can only trust it. The 981 has a gauge with all 4 TPMS readings and once on the go they all say 22kpa which is what the digital gauge says. More than that I don’t know what I could do... :?
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