Finally got myself a compressor air pump

Anything automotive in nature, be it Nissan or one of those "other" manufacturers.

Moderator: volvite

User avatar
palmerwmd
Site Admin
Posts: 2343
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:45 am
Location: Mid Atlantic

Finally got myself a compressor air pump

Postby palmerwmd » Sun Sep 17, 2023 8:27 pm

Finally got myself a compressor air pump for my tires.
I have one tire especially where it has a super slow leak.
Maybe 2-3 psi per month.

No one has been able to locate it. :cry:

So every month I pay my $$ at the gas stations air pumps.
Often they are broke or take your money beofre you are done.
The one I bought today was form Walmart.
I bought a unit for some 50+ USD.
In years past i had once bought a unit for 20 bucks, but that broke the first time I needed it so hopefully this one will last longer.

Took the opprtunity to plus up all 4 tires and boy does it feel like it woke up the car!
Talk about a cheap "tune up".


User avatar
VStar650CL
Posts: 531
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:19 pm

Re: Finally got myself a compressor air pump

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Sep 17, 2023 8:53 pm

palmerwmd wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2023 8:27 pm
Took the opprtunity to plus up all 4 tires and boy does it feel like it woke up the car!
Talk about a cheap "tune up".
I've been telling people for ages that you can even make a '69 DeVille handle with 70 psi in the tires. :lol:

grm3
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:44 am

Re: Finally got myself a compressor air pump

Postby grm3 » Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:20 am

I had a slow leak that lost about a half pound each week compared to the other tires. That turned out to be the the valve stem, and not the tire itself.

User avatar
palmerwmd
Site Admin
Posts: 2343
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:45 am
Location: Mid Atlantic

Re: Finally got myself a compressor air pump

Postby palmerwmd » Mon Sep 18, 2023 9:35 am

grm3 wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:20 am
I had a slow leak that lost about a half pound each week compared to the other tires. That turned out to be the the valve stem, and not the tire itself.
hmmmm... interesting...

silverarrow27
Posts: 422
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 1:40 am
Location: Banning, CA

Re: Finally got myself a compressor air pump

Postby silverarrow27 » Tue Sep 19, 2023 9:59 pm

I would have recommended the Milwaukee air pump that is on sale quite often. Set the psi you want and once it hits the goal, it stops. A full charge will pump my 33" tires plus top off another vehicle before battery is drained. Obviously it'll benefit anyone the most that already has a a Milwaukee line up of tools.

TooMuchControl
Posts: 351
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:41 pm

Re: Finally got myself a compressor air pump

Postby TooMuchControl » Sat Sep 23, 2023 4:54 pm

palmerwmd wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2023 8:27 pm
Finally got myself a compressor air pump for my tires.
I have one tire especially where it has a super slow leak.
Maybe 2-3 psi per month.

No one has been able to locate it. :cry:
Not sure if this is possible, however, I too had something like this.
My tire mechanic found it - it was a cracked TPMS. He found it after taking it off the rim.

My leak was a nuisance as well. I had a Ryobi powered drill and I purchased the pump that matched the battery and was doing this for awhile


Return to “General Automotive”