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How often to check spare tire pressure? #1311331
Tue May 21 2019 12:27 AM
Tue May 21 2019 12:27 AM
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cmayna  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,908
Menlo Park, Ca
OMG, Today I got off my backside and checked the truck's tires pressure and all 4 were only 4-5# on the low side. The spare though contained only 50% of what it should.
Why? I never check the spare for it's under the bed, outa sight,,,,,,outa mind. When I had the '53 with a side bed spare tire carrier, that tire was loved....... grin

So, to you all, don't forget your spare tire!!



Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311335
Tue May 21 2019 12:59 AM
Tue May 21 2019 12:59 AM
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Grigg  Offline
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 8,955
Lexington, VA
Probably should every time you check the four on the ground. Or at least before heading out on a long trip.. that's when I check them.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311345
Tue May 21 2019 01:44 AM
Tue May 21 2019 01:44 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline
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I check the spare on my daily driver at every oil change. That probably isn't often enough for my AD since I only change the oil in it once a year.

Here's something every driver should carry - seals AND inflates:

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1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311361
Tue May 21 2019 04:10 AM
Tue May 21 2019 04:10 AM
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Grigg  Offline
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Lexington, VA
I heard recently it also makes a mess of wheels and can damage wheel and or tire if not removed and cleaned.
Here's about all I could find about that on their site https://www.fixaflat.com/us/faq-faq-how-long-does-it-work.php

If that's true it might be cheaper and faster overall to take the time to deal with a flat or low tire in traditional ways, more air, plug and or patch, or even use the spare.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
---All pictures---
"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311362
Tue May 21 2019 04:23 AM
Tue May 21 2019 04:23 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
Fix-A-Flat ruins tires. The chemicals in it make it impossible for a patch to stick, no matter how deeply the rubber is buffed, or what kind of glue or solvent is used. Use it for emergencies, but be aware you'll have to replace the tire once you get wherever you're going.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: Hotrod Lincoln] #1311365
Tue May 21 2019 08:19 AM
Tue May 21 2019 08:19 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Fix-A-Flat ruins tires. The chemicals in it make it impossible for a patch to stick, no matter how deeply the rubber is buffed, or what kind of glue or solvent is used. Use it for emergencies, but be aware you'll have to replace the tire once you get wherever you're going.
Jerry


Have you actually ever used Fix-A-Flat, because that hasn't been my experience at all. I've used Fix-A-Flat about a dozen times. It's never caused any problems with subsequent patches. It's never stained my wheels. It's never dissolved my tires. It's never clogged my valve cores (the product Slime does that and I'm afraid that's where many of these erroneous rumors come from). I've used it in everything from my 4x4 to wheelbarrows to trailers to airplane tires. Twice it fixed the tire so good that I never got around to a "real" fix. You hook up the can to the valve stem, it seals the hole and inflates the tire in about 15 seconds, then you go get a permanent repair. No getting out the jack, no crawling around in the dirt and rain, no lugging a heavy dirty spare, no stuck lug nuts, etc etc.

But I understand how something that works this darn quick and easy is inevitably bound to have skeptics, so I'm prepared for the typical onslaught of internet horror stories from someone who read about a guy, who knew a guy, whose brother worked for a guy, who had a friend, who..... ;-)








1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311386
Tue May 21 2019 01:40 PM
Tue May 21 2019 01:40 PM
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cmayna  Offline OP
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Posts: 1,908
Menlo Park, Ca
I just want others to learn from my laziness. Check your spare more often than I have. Amen...


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311389
Tue May 21 2019 02:11 PM
Tue May 21 2019 02:11 PM
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53 green 1- ton  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 326
Bucks County, Pa.
Craig,
I'll help get this back on track...…. Spare tires need air? ohwell Guess what I have to do? dang


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
Pix in Photobucket
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311401
Tue May 21 2019 03:49 PM
Tue May 21 2019 03:49 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Offline
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,559
Dellrose, TN
How about managing a road service and tire shop for 20-something years and teaching hundreds of high school kids how to service tires safely for 30 years after that- - - -is that enough reason to speak from experience? Fix-A-Flat ruins tires!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311402
Tue May 21 2019 04:04 PM
Tue May 21 2019 04:04 PM
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53 green 1- ton  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 326
Bucks County, Pa.
Boy'z,
Can we stop with the hissy fits? Geez, it was a question made to have some fun with. Keep your ego's to yourself. The rest of us want to sit back and enjoy this site without getting the hair of my neck standing up!
Enjoy the day!
Jim


Jim Schmidt.
Bucks County, Pa.
Pix in Photobucket
Re: How often to check spare tire pressure? [Re: cmayna] #1311404
Tue May 21 2019 04:11 PM
Tue May 21 2019 04:11 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline

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El Reno, Okla
We’re done.


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


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