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      03-31-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Air or helium?

Hey guys I'm new at BMW and my title says it all. One f my run flat tires is low. Do I put air or helium?
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Helium? Really? Please tell me you meant Air or Nitrogen?
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      03-31-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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My vote goes towards:

HYDROGEN!




And to make my post somewhat constructive: OP i just use air

The air we breath is already 78% nitrogen, so i dont really see the point of spending $ on an extra 22%. But thats just me.
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If they put real helium you will go flat in few days. Helium molecules are so small that they will pass through the tire itself. Why do you think party balloons all deflate in few days?
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Sorry I meant nitrogen. Lol
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Nitrogen is supposed to be lighter and hold pressure better. Whenever I had my cars filled with it, it was because I got it done for free. Never paid for it, since I could have just paid 25 cents to do it myself with normal air...
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I'll go with air since I can get AE for free too . Dk
Where to find nitrogen. Thanks bro.
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Sometimes the dealerships will hook you up. I haven't looked into it in a long time... but when I get my summers put on monday, maybe I will ask about it...
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Maybe that is what BMW meant with their Balloon Financing program?

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Air fixed it. Thanks guys I put helium next time .
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If they put real helium you will go flat in few days. Helium molecules are so small that they will pass through the tire itself. Why do you think party balloons all deflate in few days?
Because people are doing helium hits...
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With questions like this I am shocked people can function
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With questions like this I am shocked people can function
A. You're posts are always negative
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C. Do you come to this forum just to tell us how dumb we are?
D. Do you feel superior?
E. You're a troll

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Shouldn't this go in the tire section.

Step up your game.
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The reason why people use Nitrogen is because it doesnt change with outside temp. so if you are concerned and outside temps jump often Nitrogen might help. Also there is no oxidation on wheels from Nitrogen.

edit: and if u seriously track then would probably benefit as well from more consistent tire psi

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The reason why people use Nitrogen is because it doesnt change with outside temp. so if you are considered and outside temps jump often Nitrogen might help. Also there is no oxidation on wheels from Nitrogen.
There you go. a real answer

the oxidation bit is interesting...
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helium ftw!
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Funniest post in a while, and the OP was a good sport with his mistake
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