Mine came filled with nitrogen, nitrogen is more inert gas as well as less sensitive to expansion with temperature changes, also molecules are larger therefore less permeability through tire rubber.....thats the story but whether or not there is any perceivable benefit to it in normal use is another question....Is anyone using nitrogen in their tires?
https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/1f11af7b-66b6-41bb-81e5-9760ea930272Simple note, air is about 78% nitrogen already...the one really true “benefit” of nitrogen fill is reduced moisture in the tire. Of course, with alloys, so what?
Almost. There is no practical difference in the response of N2 compared to O2 to temperature or pressure changes over the temperature and pressure range that can operate a car. They both behave as ideal gases in "common" circumstances.Mine came filled with nitrogen, nitrogen is more inert gas as well as less sensitive to expansion with temperature changes, also molecules are larger therefore less permeability through tire rubber.....thats the story but whether or not there is any perceivable benefit to it in normal use is another question....
This is true. You have all sorts of things attacking the outside of the tire accelerating the physiological age of the tire (UV, ozone, chemical exposure). But you also have this phenomena known as Intra-Carcass Pressurization (ICP), which is the excessive pressure gradient inside a tire that causes belt edge separation by accelerating the oxidative degradation of the belt compound. It is a time dependent event, but some things, like object penetration (not necessarily a puncture of the inner liner but let's say a screw that has gone part way through the belt package) can accelerate things.According to "the interweb" oxygen permeation through the casing of a tire damages the casing (I can believe this).
What is blinker fluid and why does it need a warranty?Mine came with Nitrogen from the dealer as part of the Unrequested but Mandatory Upcharge like blinker fluid warranty. The pressure still varied greatly with temperature and low pressure light still came on when it got cold. I’ve been topping off with regular air and can’t tell any difference. Also the stupid special valve caps stic out slightly from the rim and rub on Carwash guides (touch free car wash of course).
My Giulia with the helium filled tires makes it sound like a Ferrari (even in A mode). With the yellow brake calipers it also looks like a Ferrari. Only problem is I don't fool anyone cuz I look British/Irish 50/50!I fear to think what helium would make the exhaust sound like! LOL