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Old 06-14-2014, 12:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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I dont try to pull a high vacuum. I figure tires are made to hold pressure in, not the other way around.
I put the air powered vacuum pump on it and let it pull air out till the side walls suck in a little bit.
Then it takes a lot of CO2 to bring them up to 30psig.

So far they have been holding CO2 like a champ.

Next step will be to bleed the CO2 down to 15psig, then bring it up to 40psig with R-404a.

Next time I fill with CO2 I will weigh the bottle before and after.
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