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Old 04-17-2016, 05:30 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I'd like to put my $0.02 cents in on this matter- I work as a service valet at my local Volkswagen dealership.
The way I see it, regular air is almost 80% nitrogen. Nitrogen is a colorless, odorless, neutrally buoyant fluid when released into the atmosphere. If I were to line up two identical cars, one car with nitrogen filled tires and one with standard air, there would be no appreciable difference between the two. So I do not feel bad about misleading the customers. Besides, it's free!

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Service valet ......misleading customers........


Gosh, 'thank you for your service'
So do you mislead customers ALL the time or just on the nitro???

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Old 04-17-2016, 05:45 PM   #152 (permalink)
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The best part about nitrogen filled tires is the green valve caps. I switched a couple from my Prius to my bike's tires so I could quickly spot the valves to air up. Much easier to see the green than a speck of black on black rims.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:38 PM   #154 (permalink)
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If the oxygen leaks out and the nitrogen stays in, eventually you'll have pure (or almost LOL) nitrogen anyway.

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Nitrogen is marginally better than air. Would I pay for it? No. If offered to have it put in my tires for free, sure I would take it over ordinary air.
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And don't forget, the regular air has as much as 2% H20....This substance has been proven to be a gas, or, a solid, when it isn't being a liquid
Not to mention the thousands of deaths every year.
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Not to mention the thousands of deaths every year.
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Be like the Jeep guys and fill tires with CO2.
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TIL Jeep upside down is 'beer'. Saw it on a T-shirt.

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• FREE for 80% N2
Maybe from you bicycle pump. At the gas station it's 75.
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TIL Jeep upside down is 'beer'. Saw it on a T-shirt.



Maybe from you bicycle pump. At the gas station it's 75.
I just sold the compressor I used to build two houses, amazed it still worked after almost 20 years. Don't think I've ever bought bottled water. Last haircut mom paid 50 cents for when Ike was president. Now I just stick the number 3 attachment and run it until nothing more falls in the newspaper. Wife buys the paper. I wouldn't pay for it, not worth it anymore. No watch or cameras, cell phone does that. Trying to get the wife to drop the landline (useless) and the cable crap altogether, even the internet unless I can get it on a phone, which we pay her daughter $25 a month on her family plan.

Today I rode my bike to Wendy's for my $4.61 lunch. The cashier told me to fill out the survey and get $2 off. I think tomorrow I'll try for maybe 10 miles. Bike paths all over the place, including one that is detached from the highway on route 5 for 50 miles. Stunning ride through the country including the home of Pres. john Tyler (tippecanoe and tyler too) I think.

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