Tyre Monitoring Systems - In Practice

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    Having experienced a four year old Uniroyal tyre delaminate on the back axle a year ago I'm now even more cautious about tyre condition, pressures and weight on the axle than I was previously.

    I've just ordered a Tyrepal Solar 4 which is still on a promotional price of £99.99 but with CC discount of 20% comes down quite nicely to make it what seems a good bargain.

    I'm wondering what running characteristics those that already have them see displayed so I can gauge whats normal and whats not!

    I normally run at 60psi front and 65psi rear. I'm assuming that should increase over journey time, but to what average is considered normal and what would be a sign of a problem? I'm assuming decreasing pressure is more of a concern indicating a puncture and then running low increases potential for a blowout?
     
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    Expect to see a 10 psi increase in pressure as the tyre warms up, although I don't find that the temperature reading goes up that dramatically but I have the sensors inline with a valve extension pipe as opposed to the usual cap sensor, your own experience will soon tell you what is normal for your van. A drop in pressure would be worth worrying about and would set the alarm off on the unit.

    All in all a good bit of kit for peace of mind.

    Martin
     
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    We use the tyre pal set up and have to say they are brilliant.
     
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    Ran a tyre pal system for a about 18 months..
    It was good ,but one sensor packed in and had to be replaced in that time...
    Two sensors were vandalised while parked up and when I tried to replace them tyre pal said they no longer supported my model but we're prepared to sell me the latest one at a good price... at the time another 140 odd pounds..
    I don't call that good service and worked out at very expensive tyre pressure monitoring. .
    May try another system when I'm over my grump lol.. cause they are nice...
    Andy.
     
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    The fitting instructions give advice on what to set the alarm levels at.
     
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    What kind or moron would want to vandalise a tyre valve...lot of sad sick people about!
     
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    Kids for their BMX, didn't realise they needed the other bit as well.

    Martin
     
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    Thats why mine are behind the wheel trims Andy.

    Martin
     
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    Haha.. don't know.. happened while parked up in a port car park while I went over to arran as a foot passage. .
    Think they were trying to remove them and damaged them..


    Another point worth a mention... my locking rings were alloy and corroded badly.. if you didn't keep oiling them the grub screws seized. .
    Andy
     
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    i run tyrepal,and set my tyres at 60 psi all round,and see an increase in pressures to 68 rears and 65 fronts when motorway driving less when on A roads,i set the alarms at 72 high and 56 low,works for me(y)
     
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    Lol.. didn't have trims on me camper..... mine were on the end of the valve stem so for a trim to hide them it would be fitted incorrectly wouldn't it... and bending the valve stem..
    Andy.
     
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    I have 67 front 80 rear and they increase 10% usually 74 88. VERY hot weather will see a higher pressure but as long as no single tyre is behaving differently there is nothing to be concerned about
     
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    Our 'New to us' Passat has tyre monitoring. It only seems to go up from 39 to 41 when warm.
    Interesting (to me) is the fact that the tyres do vary in pressure by one or two every time I take it out. I'm putting that down to the monitoring system and not the actual pressure.
     
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    Our fronts are 75 and the rears 55 as per Autotrail suggestion.
    On a journey I see an increase ( average ambient temperature.. say 18c ) of about 6 or 7 psi
     
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    Our Tyrepal sensors show a rise between 5 - 10 psi depending on air temperature. Last year, travelling on the hottest day of the year, on a motorway, the Temperature alarm went off. We pulled into a Service area, and parked up till it got a bit cooler outside.
     
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    Andy I use these

    TCSF-sensor-only-1024x646.png valve extension pipe to the sensor and then another extension through the wheel trim with a standard valve cap on and re-inflate in the normal way.

    Martin
     
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    Much better looking than the set up I had.. thanks..
    Andy
     
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    Err! Are you sure that's the right way round?
    Sounds a bit cock-eyed to me. :unsure:
    Does it handle a bit funny?

    Richard.
     
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    Anyone aware of any current offers for Tyrepal systems as I am currently looking to get one? Need an 8 valve system as would like trailer monitored as well.
     
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    What effect does that additional weight have on the wheel balance?
     
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