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    Tyre compressor

    Hi,
    Can anyone reccomend a home compressor suitable for tyre inflation that is man enough and gives a acurate pressure reading, i gave a halfords speciel which is about as much use as a chocolate teapot, i have industrial air supply at the workshop but it's not practical to keep going backwards and forwards.Just wondering what you guys are using,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldazzle View Post
    some of the price's on there are a joke !! , its a cheap plastic pump that will last about a year , and have you ever used it in anger , I have on the wifes TT , you can here it from the other side of the town .

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    Wouldn't it be easier to have the tyres removed and checked and also the rims checked for corrosion then you wouldn't have a need to keep inflating your tyres?

    Otherwise, I have an Air pump from Argos, it was about £14 iirc. It used to pump up my Discovery tyre no problem. (which used to deflate due to the rims corroding and causing a small leak)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmcgee View Post
    some of the price's on there are a joke !! , its a cheap plastic pump that will last about a year , and have you ever used it in anger , I have on the wifes TT , you can here it from the other side of the town .
    So it would appear they're not up to Audi's usual build quality then.
    Some ebay sellers really do take the p***.
    As suggested if you are constantly having to inflate your tyres you'd be better of having the rims checked & cleaned up.
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    I had a small air leak which meant I had to top every week. Was some corosion on the wheels. Paid £10 to have tyre removed rim rubbed down and tyre put back on. Its really not worth hassel having to top up with air every now and then

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    The Michelin 12262 tyre inflator is the dog's danglies. Built in LED lights for night time, digital gauge, pressure release, etc. Better than any Halfords special. My last one sounded a pneumatic drill before giving up the ghost.
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    try Lidl they do an excellent heavy duty one, the gauge is good too and it's a solid bit of kit

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    Just ordered a ring rac630 as that has come out on top of numerous tests so will see how that performs, i don't suffer with pressure loss but have 4 cars, motorbikes, push bikes that all need air in tyres and i also check pressure on a weekly basis so was just looking for ine that performed better than the one i have.
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    I have a battery booster/compressor combo from Maplin, the booster pack works a treat but the compressor can only be run for about a minute before it starts to get to hot and it has to be let to cool down for 5 minutes. So inflating a flat tyre could take hours lol. I just have a twin cylinder foot pump that is far more reliable and quicker.
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    I've had quite a few 12v ones over the years all of which, including a coupe of expensive ones have packed in. When my last one from Costco died I was forced to use the track pump for my mountain bikes and it works a treat, bit more effort obviously but just as quick and more reliable, even manages to blow up my caravan tyres and they are 65psi. Chain reaction usually have good deals on.
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