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Unread 03-24-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Fix-A-Flat,Lawn Mowers, and tire pressure.

My Dad's riding mower tires were all low on pressure. I was over at his place today helping him to get it ready for the season. He said he had some Fix-A-Flat and told me to put it in the tires. I dont use the stuff so I read the instructions and went at it. It says to put all that the tire will hold until the Fix-A-Flat stops flowing into the tire. So after doing all four tires I thought it seemed like the tires were bulging so I checked the pressure. I couldn't believe it over 55PSI! On a tire that calls for 14psi. Is this normal for Fix-A-Flat and could this be dangerous? It doesnt sound good to me. I told my dad about it but he did seem to care and drove it around for a while like it says to do. I havent checked the pressure since then I dont want the damn thing to blow up in my face. Is there any danger here? What should I do?

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Unread 03-24-2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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Lower the pressure to the recommended psi. If the fix a flat is going to find the leak it would have done so by now.
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Unread 03-24-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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Funny thing is that there was no leak, at least not one that needed fixed. Just about any riding lawnmower/ATV/gator tire that I have ever seen has needed air after a few months.
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Unread 03-24-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
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what would be the best way to release all of that pressure?

cmotsvt: your right, there was no leak but my dads the type of guy that you do what he says just to keep from hearing him b!tch.
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Unread 03-24-2007, 03:16 PM   #5
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A railroad spike?
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Unread 03-24-2007, 03:17 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by cmotsvt
A railroad spike?
Someone is a
It says right on the can if the tire is overpressurized to
1. Shoot with .460 round
2. Place said tire in your home and set fire to it


The directions are written for car tires. In most car tires a can like that won't get you anywhere near the recommended tire pressure. Best way to let the pressure out is just grab something skinny and push the valve stem in. It should only take thirty seconds or so for a little lawn tractor tire to bleed off that pressure.
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Unread 03-24-2007, 04:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help, that took care of it.
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