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Tire Mobility Kit
Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:59 PM
Bottom line, the TMK (air only) worked perfectly and appears to be a solid well built unit. Granted I did not use the sealant. For those who do not have their own separate air compressor at home this will be a nice addition for you instead of buying air at the gas station. Also there is an adapter for ball inflation or beach raft inflation under that cap so you can use TMK for other air inflation needs.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:28 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:17 PM
Thanks for the info Chinto! I was considering inflating my tires to 38psi but didn't want to make the trip to the gas station. This lil' unit w/ built-in gauge is definitely nice.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:31 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:11 AM
I used it to fill my bike tires when I forgot my pump, did the job even if it was noisey, but thats expected. The knob to set the goo or air was a bit tough to turn, I had to double check the manual to make sure I was not gonna set anything off.
On a side note, I ordered one of these the other day. Hopefully it will help get a more accurate and even inflation on the tires.
Edited by CNCGeek, 11 December 2012 - 08:12 AM.
Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:37 PM
I never checked my inflation kit and when I needed it the unit failed to turn on. Of course my car is out of warranty and the dealer said tough luck. The replacement unit is $280!!!!!!
Posted 03 July 2015 - 08:07 AM
IMO you are much better off with a separate can of sealant you can buy anywhere at low cost. I, like a dummy, mixed up the hoses first time I used it and shot sealant into a bicycle tire. And of course 12V tire pumps are cheap enough. I do like the TMK's pump though - it has worked well so far (for other things!).
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:00 PM
Posted 07 July 2015 - 05:03 PM
I was contacted by Ford Service about my defective mobility pump kit. They wouldn't give me a new one since I am out of warranty but they did offer to split the cost. $140 still is insane for a pump that should be $50-60 max. I have AAA but will probable go get a small pump that can stowaway under the seat and get a can of sealant.
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Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:36 PM
Ball inflation adapter is located where? It comes with TMK from the factory's? Thanks for the update.
On the bottom, if I recall correctly.
Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:59 PM
Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:56 PM
So that's what's in the plastic bag! Mine has the ball inflater plus a red plastic nozzle for, I assume, floats and such. Don't see how that brings it to $280.
Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:48 PM
Found some on ebay most less than $75.
Lots of Kia and BMW
1 Maserati $65, 1 Ford $100 used .
Posted 05 November 2018 - 04:43 PM
Yesterday, the pump in my Tire Mobility Kit broke. The motor ran, but the compressor quit. So now I'm in the market for a replacement tire inflator (no need for the "fix-a-flat" goo).
Any suggestions? I'm leaning toward this: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B074DDJFTH/
Also. FWIW, here are pics of the inside of the inflator:
Edited by Bill-N, 06 November 2018 - 12:31 PM.
Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:04 PM
The air compressor unit you listed looks good. Just make sure the 12v lighter cord and hose is long enough to reach all four tires. I had a similar unit and had to use the front lighter socket so I could reach front tires and rear lighter socket to reach the rear tires.
Another option, If you do not have a battery jump starter, is to consider getting the following jump starter and air compressor combo unit:
It is more money, but I really like inflating the tires without having to manage the lighter plug/cord (especially in the winter).
It also has the added benefit of it doubling as a jump starter to combat the dreaded dead 12v battery.
Posted 06 November 2018 - 12:32 PM
Excellent suggestion as I've had my share of 12V woes. I'll do a bit more research.
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