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Old 07-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Calibrating/Adjusting Tire Pressure Guage?

I was suspicious of my 0-30 tire pressure gauge so I tested it with another calibrated guage and it was off enough that I either need to get a new gauge or open this one up and adjust it.

Anyone know if a liquid filled tire pressure gauge can be readjusted or is it just time to get a new guage?
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Calibrating/Adjusting Tire Pressure Guage?

Probably isn't serviceable these days. Most stuff they force you to spend the money on a new one.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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It doesn't need to match another gauge, you use a tire gauge as a reference. If your says 10 lbs and mine says 20 lbs, but you set your tire to your gauge at 10 lbs every pass and it works then your setting the tires the same every time. Even if mine says your using 20lbs as long as its works for your setup it doesn't matter what they really are. A better test would be to measure your tires with both gauges. Let air out, and then refill. Use your gauge to set them back to the original psi that you read with your gauge. Then check with the 2nd gauge. As long as they both read the same reading before changing tire pressure then you know your gauge is going back to the same spot at whatever PSI it might be. AND liquid filled gauges are temperature sensitive, i don't run any liquid filled gauges.
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Default Re: Calibrating/Adjusting Tire Pressure Guage?

Does it zero?...You may need to vent it if it is a liquid filled...Its not uncommon.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Calibrating/Adjusting Tire Pressure Guage?

You said the magic words...LIQUID FILLED.
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Default Re: Calibrating/Adjusting Tire Pressure Guage?

I have a digital and a analog, I set digital to analog and all is good, as stated above all is well as long as you use same guage time after time as long as it is consistant.....Liquid filled isn't.....
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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As long as it's consistent and it's the only gauge you ever use, the reading is irrelevant. Find the indicated tire pressure that works, and always use that gauge.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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Default Re: Calibrating/Adjusting Tire Pressure Guage?

Find a bunch of friends and test everyones gadge on a tank ( tire will go down so big tank) and average everyones find most that are close,,

then fill a tire / tank to what you like and psi / bar u use and use a sharpie marker and make a line to correct you fav gadge,,
but i might also get new one but keep old friend for when in a fix or bind,

Hope we gave ya some ideas

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Did you vent the gauge yet?
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