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#1 OFFLINE   Chinto

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

Yesterday I decided to check my tire pressures which was reading 34 psi in all four. Interestingly, the low pressure monitoring system does not recognized 34 psi as low. This makes me wonder how low must they go before it does report low pressure? Anyway, I decide to familiarize myself with the Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) by inflating the low pressure tires with it. Instructions on use are in the pouch. Basically, it is a two hose system. The black hose is for air only and the clear hose is for sealant and air. The top of unit has a selector switch to direct which hose you want to use and a 12 volt plug on the bottom of the unit. The built in air gauge is on top which registers the air pressure as soon as you screw the hose onto the stem and turn selector to air only. The gauge appears accurate when double checked against an electronic air gauge. So you plug into the 12 volt outlet and push the on/off button on the unit and pressure immediately begins to increase. When the TMK gauge showed 40 psi I switched it off and removed hose which when I used my tire gauge showed 38.5 psi.

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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#2 OFFLINE   rfruth

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Good idea, thanks !

#3 OFFLINE   AgentCMAX

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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.



#4 OFFLINE   RachelnLa

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

Good idea to practice before you need it.

#5 OFFLINE   CNCGeek

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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.


#6 OFFLINE   raymondmgeorge

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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!!!!!!



#7 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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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.  :rant2:  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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#8 OFFLINE   rjam

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 04:00 PM

Ball inflation adapter is located where? It comes with TMK from the factory's? Thanks for the update.

#9 OFFLINE   raymondmgeorge

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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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#10 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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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.

 

 

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#11 OFFLINE   rjam

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:59 PM

Thank you for the update. Use the unit to adjust tire pressure and never noticed. Went out and took a look. Mine is missing but there is a really low tec pair of gloves.

#12 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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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. ;)



#13 OFFLINE   wab

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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 :lol: .



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:17 PM

Pep Boys (and others) sell a Peak brand combination tire inflator (less the foam) and Jump Start battery.

This one via eBay is currently on sale for $50.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...6394?rmvSB=true








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