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Old 11-15-2009, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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25PSI? Yeah... forgot to check those...

So I went out and checked my tires on Cara the other day, because the noise from the rear tires seemed louder, and the front tires were harder to turn w/o the PS (EOC).

It turns out, I haven't checked them in quite some time, I guess... 20PSI on 3 tires, and 25 on the fourth... Hm... no wonder it handles funny?

So, I pumped all 4 back to 40, and now it's GREAT!

I'm going to remove the PS belt, as well. I don't need it at all, and the wife's car is running just fine, so I don't see her needing it anytime soon.

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Old 11-15-2009, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ahh, but if he hadn't let the pressure drop, he wouldn't have gotten to feel the difference after pumping
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've noticed that I'm coasting further...maintaining speed longer during EOC. This could have a very positive effect, I think. She's like a new van again.
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Ah yes, the old too little PSI in the tire robs MPG trick. Me thinks KAOS had a hand in your little misfortune.

(I haven't checked mine in over a month ... Damn You KAOS!)

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm going to remove the PS belt, as well. I don't need it at all, and the wife's car is running just fine, so I don't see her needing it anytime soon.

yeah fight the fluid!
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get the mpg numbers before removing that belt

im curious to the number change
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Toots and the Maytals said it best... "Pressure drop, oh pressure, oh yeah, pressure's gonna drop on you..."
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yeah fight the fluid!
I drive the van around for miles a day with the engine off.. it's not hard to steer at all, even at parking lot speeds... especially now, with 40 PSI in the tires.
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Worked on a friends tacoma, tires were bulging a bit. Sure enough 18 psi up front and 21 in the rear

factory only recomends 26 f and 29 r seems low, but wasn't my truck so thats what I set it at.

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