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Author Topic:   tire reliefs/bleeders
eborcim
Member
posted September 22, 2003 11:11 PM
even the best ones out there arent very good.

toss them all and learn to set your air low, and allow for the increase in pressure, nitrogen helps but air is fine if you get it figured out.

myself and many have tried reliefs over and over, you need a full time crew guy to clean them and work with them on race day.. and they still mess up.

FirstLight7
Member
posted September 23, 2003 09:38 PM
After pumping them up with the hand pump I will leave them in the pump for a minute or more to make sure that they will maintain the selected pressure. We usualy clean them before each use and moisten the o-ring seal before snapping them into the reciever.

If they are left in the tire in-between the heat race and the feature the tire will have less pressure when it cools so we make sure to add air just before the feature. Depending on track conditions we prepare a different set of bleeders for the feature so essentially they are reset/checked for every race. We only run them on the rear so setting 2 pair for the night isn't too bad. I have had some where the springs have gotten weak and needed replacing but you can usually spot them when they won't sustain pressure on the hand pump.

The reliefs aren't perfect by any means but I like the consistant handling feel when they are working. Typically my rear tires will pick up 2-4 lbs of pressure without the bleeders (on dirt).

FirstLight7
Member
posted September 28, 2003 01:17 PM
One more thing to look for, I have occasionally had the wheel adaptor loosen and cause a leak around the seal at the rim. Easy to spot if you happen to be looking at it when you spray it down.


eborcim
Member
posted September 29, 2003 11:41 AM
I think I'm done with them until I can get more time to work with them.


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