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Old 03-08-2007, 01:32 AM
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I need some rim oil, I plan to change it when I put some mountain air in my tires. I'm probably going to use Pennzoil, they also make the blinker fluid I use. Any other suggestions for what type of oil my rims need?
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:46 AM
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I need some rim oil, I plan to change it when I put some mountain air in my tires. I'm probably going to use Pennzoil, they also make the blinker fluid I use. Any other suggestions for what type of oil my rims need?
Pennzoil?? God no!!! I've heard horror stories of that stuff ruining the turn signal reservoir, it will literally rot right to pieces in no time.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:35 AM
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Question Did you read the Zepplin bulletin??

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i use helium. much smoother ride.
Basically it says that although Helium will reduce your unsprung weight and thus improve your vehicle's handling, Hydrogen is far superior. Dr. Dieter Zeich has done extensive research into Dr. Hugo von Zepplin's secret war research and has come to the conclusion that Hydrogen, when used properly is perfectly safe, and should be the preferred tire inflatant for all of Mercedes Benz products.

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Old 03-08-2007, 10:18 AM
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Basically it says that although Helium will reduce your unsprung weight and thus improve your vehicle's handling, Hydrogen is far superior. Dr. Dieter Zeich has done extensive research into Dr. Hugo von Zepplin's secret war research and has come to the conclusion that Hydrogen, when used properly is perfectly safe, and should be the preferred tire inflatant for all of Mercedes Benz products.

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eh, that doc is a know-it-all. im using helium, or concrete if i cant find helium, and theres nothing he can say to change that.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:39 AM
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Yes they do! There are a lot of independant dealers of synth air down here. Just look for an older person with a green metal bottle and some clear plastic transfer tubing. A lot of these independants will be in special rolling contraptions with 2 big rear wheels and two small front wheels. At first you'd think it would be good if you were sick or something, but they actually use those to carry the green bottles of synth air around with, cuz they get kinda heavy after a while. A lot of them will give you a free sample w/o having to ask.


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Old 03-08-2007, 10:44 AM
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actually, the helium molecule and the hydrogen molecule, (I know they are elements, but the form used is the combined molecule of the elements, i.e. H2 and He2) are such small molecules, that they readily pass through the seals and structure of road tires, so the benifit of unsprung weight would be offset by the continous need to re-apply the gas to the tires.
now if you were to replace the rubber of the tires with Viton, they can handle the more destructive forces of the gas more reliably.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:47 AM
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yeah, but THERES still a benefit.

wow, viton tires? that would be a hot ebay item. and expensive as h3ll
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Winter air is expensive up here, due to the long winters. We use winter air from September to May. We've all learned to recycle our winter air to save money. Some gets used to resuscitate the hibernating animals, the rest gets put into a cardboard box and then stored in a warm attic for the summer. The summer air is so cheap that we just throw it away. I suppose someday the price of summer air will go up and we'll have to figure out a second use for it. Anybody got a use for hot air?
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...and we'll have to figure out a second use for it. Anybody got a use for hot air?
Nope... not gonna touch it...
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I hope certain folks don't get wind of this thread! I fear that they will determine that winter air contributes to global warming and therefore its use should be nearly banned. (I say nearly since of course personal use by some of their biggest thumpers will be 20 times the national average.) All of the rest of us non-elites will have to walk everywhere in the winter.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.....the "award-winning" movie on hot air dooming the earth will be coming out sometime this summer.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:39 PM
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You want your tires to run cool?

Then keep that cold winter air in there all the time!
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I figured that all of the smarta$$ folks would have read another thread...

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eh, that doc is a know-it-all. im using helium, or concrete if i cant find helium, and theres nothing he can say to change that.
Damn, I was waiting for someone to connect this thread and the one relating to the 55 gallons of methanol in the trunk......methanol in the trunk, hydrogen in the tires and a coupla dudes smokin' doobies in the back seat.....kinda resembles the theme of an old Cheech and Chong movie.....

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'67 Eicher ES 202 Tractor "Otto" (2cyl, Air Cooled, 30HP)
Gassers:
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:53 PM
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Talking Excess supplies of Summer Air reported in Washington DC...!!!

Fox News reports the oversupply of Summer Air in the Nation's Capital is reaching critical levels. All citizens are welcome to come to the Capitol and receive their FREE lifetime supply of Summer Air! Must show proper ID and state intended use of Summer Air......

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'67 Eicher ES 202 Tractor "Otto" (2cyl, Air Cooled, 30HP)
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:41 PM
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SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSH.if any of those dow jones types hear we are hoarding air in our tires the price is bound to go up.only one defense for that ripoff.hold your breath
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Damn, I was waiting for someone to connect this thread and the one relating to the 55 gallons of methanol in the trunk......methanol in the trunk, hydrogen in the tires and a coupla dudes smokin' doobies in the back seat.....kinda resembles the theme of an old Cheech and Chong movie.....

SB
shhh, My next thread is "Will A Bale of Pot Fit in the Trunk of a 300D"
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