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Have to vent....
« on: December 09, 2011, 01:51:20 PM »
 I HATE those friggen tire preassure light they put on cars! All they do is freak women out! I swear at least once a month I get a frantic call from Holly, pretty much pulled of the side of the road cause the tire preassue light came on. Seriously, what moron needs a light to tell him the tires are low?Any responsible vehicle owner checks that on the reg. Preassure fluctuates with temperature. Not to mention her Trailblazer has aluminum rims which are know to loose air. I curse GM everyday of my life for those things!!!  >:(

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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 02:03:55 PM »
I HATE those friggen tire preassure light they put on cars! All they do is freak women out!

Not to mention her Trailblazer has aluminum rims which are know to loose air. I curse GM everyday of my life for those things!!!  >:(

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Um, Barry.....see the contradiction here?
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 02:08:52 PM »
you let holly drive? ;D
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 02:10:12 PM »
There must be a fuse you can pull out, right?
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 02:30:29 PM »
Since I just now found out those exist, as a gadget nerd, I have to say that's cool as hell.

I wonder if mine would go off every time I drove to work (3 psi pressure drop).
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 02:34:39 PM »
I wonder if mine would go off every time I drove to work (3 psi pressure drop).

probably would - it got cold overnight the other day (well cold in a relative sense - you guys would probably still wear shorts at 50df) and my wife's light went on that morning, as did several of my coworkers - I drive a '99 so I don't have that fancy technology.
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 02:59:30 PM »
I hear you. I don't have any tire pressure lights, but I've got one damned loud seat belt buzzer that I'd like to shoot if I could ever find it.

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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 03:02:41 PM »
I believe that became a new 'standard' due to one or more accidents that was blamed on tires... I don't like em either... just another example of over governing...
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 03:08:23 PM »
I believe that became a new 'standard' due to one or more accidents that was blamed on tires... I don't like em either... just another example of over governing...

I think it's more a fuel efficiency thing that all newer cars have these.
But it's also, as weaze says, another thing to cause panic in the unsuspecting driver.
I wonder how long it will be before some homebrewer harnesses the technology from a remote pressure sensor transmitter....
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 04:41:26 PM »
I believe that became a new 'standard' due to one or more accidents that was blamed on tires... I don't like em either... just another example of over governing...

I think it's more a fuel efficiency thing that all newer cars have these.
But it's also, as weaze says, another thing to cause panic in the unsuspecting driver.
I wonder how long it will be before some homebrewer harnesses the technology from a remote pressure sensor transmitter....
Now that you brought it up... About 2 days.
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 05:41:30 PM »
(well cold in a relative sense - you guys would probably still wear shorts at 50df)

I skied in a t-shirt this morning. ;D
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 06:10:20 PM »
Wait, your name is Barry?
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 06:16:46 PM »
It's my nickname. My birthname is Weaze.
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 06:18:28 PM »
I HATE those friggen tire preassure light they put on cars! All they do is freak women out!

Not to mention her Trailblazer has aluminum rims which are know to loose air. I curse GM everyday of my life for those things!!!  >:(

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Um, Barry.....see the contradiction here?

I see what you mean Denny, but my point is, they loose a couple pounds, no big thing. The preassure goes up and down with the temp. I hate her freaking out every time the light comes on. I got it under control!
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Re: Have to vent....
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 06:39:27 PM »
I have a tire pressure light in my Jetta...it lit once and I added some air which reset the light. Just another "bell and whistle" to help sell more cars. I don't really need, as I do all of the maintenance on my cars. Tire pressure is checked and adjusted somewhat regularly. However some folks like the security of having this feature.
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