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Old 06-16-2014, 03:58 AM   #17 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Since immediate catastrophic failure has been ruled out it may be time to start limited on road testing, where 1 tire is filled with the mystery gas and the other 3 regular air.
So far my test tires have been with 2 brand new yokohama 30 inch load range C highway tires, that I purged and filled with CO2 and then took one tire forward with the R-404a test. These tires have been on rims and filled with air for a few months before I started messing with their inflation media.

I would also like to know whats going to happen this winter to these tires. Unfortunately I do not have a time machine. But a refrigerator and small trailer tire small enough to fit in said refrigerator should work in place of a time machine.

To be environmental friendly, save the O-zone (*cough* BS *cough*) and be cheap I have set aside an old empty R-134a tank that I can pump down to a vacuum and recover my tire gas. Soon I will have a compressor I can use to pull tire gas out of a tire and force in to a bottle. Then I have more tanks I can store gas in once the compressor is up and running, I dont think these other tanks will survive pulling a vacuum inside them.

The helium biasply trailer tire test will be soon. This test will just be to see how fast it leaks out.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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