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    Default Nitrogen in tyres

    Good morning,

    Just want to share something.

    In an attempt to increase fuel consumption, I dabbled with oxygen/nitrogen combination to inflate my tyres.

    You would not believe the difference. My fuel consumption decreased from 10,2km/l to 10,8km/l

    Try inflating your tyres with at least 78% nitrogen.

    It works.

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    Too much pollution in gauteng, only managed 77%
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Good morning,

    Just want to share something.

    In an attempt to increase fuel consumption, I dabbled with oxygen/nitrogen combination to inflate my tyres.

    You would not believe the difference. My fuel consumption decreased from 10,2km/l to 10,8km/l

    Try inflating your tyres with at least 78% nitrogen.

    It works.

    Cheers
    April fool? Normal air is around 80% nitrogen...??
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    Maybe the altitude, attitude or aptitude.
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    This all is just hot air

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    Inflating tyres with helium works much better. Makes the overweight 4x4s also lighter. Seriously my trailer went from 1480kg down to 1225kg when I inflated the tyres with helium.
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    Rather use Helium it will raise your car very slightly, so less tire contact and there for less tire wear and better fuel consumption
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    Sounds like you guys are calling me a liar.
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Good morning,

    Just want to share something.

    In an attempt to increase fuel consumption, I dabbled with oxygen/nitrogen combination to inflate my tyres.

    You would not believe the difference. My fuel consumption decreased from 10,2km/l to 10,8km/l

    Try inflating your tyres with at least 78% nitrogen.

    It works.

    Cheers
    Why not just drive faster if you want to increase fuel consumption?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    Why not just drive faster if you want to increase fuel consumption?
    That would negate the purpose of adding 78% nitrogen
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    Good morning,

    Just want to share something.

    In an attempt to increase fuel consumption, I dabbled with oxygen/nitrogen combination to inflate my tyres.

    You would not believe the difference. My fuel consumption decreased from 10,2km/l to 10,8km/l

    Try inflating your tyres with at least 78% nitrogen.

    It works.

    Cheers
    There are so many factors that you don't have control over or have to duplicate to even start considering the cause of a 0.6Km/L change in fuel consumption, but I doubt that it will be the percentage of nitrogen in your tyres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    There are so many factors that you don't have control over or have to duplicate to even start considering the cause of a 0.6Km/L change in fuel consumption, but I doubt that it will be the percentage of nitrogen in your tyres.
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    Inflating tyres with helium works much better. Makes the overweight 4x4s also lighter. Seriously my trailer went from 1480kg down to 1225kg when I inflated the tyres with helium.
    Wow - 255 kg's less.
    Picture of your trailer please showing the tyres that were inflated with 255 cubic meters of helium.
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    Not a bad idea. There is just one minor problem. You have to have a tank of helium in a boot. Normal tires will most probably leak on helium.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    Inflating tyres with helium works much better. Makes the overweight 4x4s also lighter. Seriously my trailer went from 1480kg down to 1225kg when I inflated the tyres with helium.
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    Well if it is of interest to anybody, my tyres make Nitrogen.
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    Driving faster actually decreases your fuel consumption. You spend less time on the road so the engine uses less fuel. Common sense really.
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    That would negate the purpose of adding 78% nitrogen
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaconell View Post
    Fuel consumption much beholden to precentage oxygen in brain.
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    Default Re: Nitrogen in tyres

    I'm telling you.

    Listen to me.

    It Works.

    I am going to test another theory today.

    Adding a cup of petrol (must be unleaded) to a tank of diesel will clean the injectors. That will probably lead to, and I am guesstimating here, a 5% decrease in fuel consumption as well.

    I don't have petrol with me now. Anyone fancy a try and to report back?
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