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Tire Compressor broken again

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Hello Minor problem compared to others but I wonder how long these compressors/Seal kit last. I had to replace one with the 2013 volt and now the one with my 2015 Volt broke. At the switch. I was expecting this one with the 2015 to go as it was laboring alot after 35PSIG where the units with the 2013 hummed right along to 42 PSIG. Actually the unit reads about 45PSIG to get 42 PSIG on the tires. You have to overshoot what pressure you want to see on the display. I think I checked this a few years ago with a hand gage and the display is more accurate then the compressor gage.
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Use CO2 cartridges only in emergency situations. Never use the C02 cartridge to regularly inflate your tires, once tires are inflated with a C02 unit air, air will dissipate through your tire. you will notice a noticeable loss of air overnight having used the C02 cartridge. If you do use a co2 cartridge, I would then deflate the tire and refill tire as your normally would do once you get to a safe spot.
Why do you say this? Plain air is mostly nitrogen, with a molecular size of 155 picometers. CO2 has a molecular size of 232 picometers. It should dissipate LESS.
C02 is soluble in rubber and not constrain by normal permeation loss, it can transfer through the bulk of the rubber resulting in severe pressure loss. We use C02 cartridges because constrained in a moderate pressure cartridge other gases would require a much more dense cartridge to constrain the gases. Anyway and all stories have an anyway C02 is a quick option for quickly pumping up the tire but loss of pressure is real and takes place in a very short period of time.
Got it. That got me to the right references and a new thing learned for the day. Thanks!
Hello For anybody out there that does use the Mickey mouse air compressor, It is warrantied by the 35000 mile warranty. What will probally happen is the switch will break. Do not tell them (The others/Dealers) that it broke, you have to say the switch malfunctioned. If you say the switch broke they will TRY and call it pyhsical damage (Like dropping it from a 10 story building) and it will not be covered.
I think I am the only one who ever admitted using this thing???? I have never seen much about it before. So for what it worth that is how to get a new one. But it sure did not look new to me. Oh well at least I got one, so can you.
12v power cords are cheap and easy to bodge in.
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