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Old 10-30-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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WOW! What a lot of useless jabber just to answer the question about using a good bike pump to inflate a car tire!

The simple answer is........ Yes, you can inflate a car tire with a good bike pump but it's a lot of work. Better to fix the tire.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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I have no income or have not invested in a DC volt or other type pump with a motor. So my son's car is in the driveway on PNO (non-op registration) while in Army training. So I cannot drive it (and other reasons). I only want to check and bring to right levels or top off. Why are there such sarcasm with some forumer's? Questions can be answered respectfully and do they really know why the question is asked?? Thank You for respectful answers.
OK, short answer: It will work.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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OK, short answer: It will work.
With a lotta work.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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With a lotta work.
Look, the OP asked if it could be done, indicated that he/she figured it would take time, and has since stated that he/she had no money. So, a bit of work and a pump make it possible.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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Yes you can but the volume wiht tsake some time if its very low.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Incognito
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Of course you can.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Houston/Heights
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Allow me to share a little thing I leaned a while back. Get yourself one of those plastic coiled airlines from Home depot. They already have the threaded ends. Then get two air chucks. One that clamps on is handy. That way, you can "borrow" air from your spare, or a little from another tire, in an emergency. 18 Wheelers spares, have so much volume of air, that you can fill yours up, and they won't even miss it. ---Be sure and ask first. I always keep one of these set ups on my Bike, and in my Car. they have saved me more than once, when there is no station close at hand.
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Yes... no reason why it wouldn't work with a quality pump...

My uncle had a fishing boat on a trailer that he let my use. The 15" tires were flat and I used a hand pump to inflate... it took forever on the first one... on the second one, I only put enough air in the tire to drive to the gas station and use their air
Can you actually inflate with tires on the ground? Any pump will work with no weight on the tire but if you want to inflate with the weight of the vehicle on the tire, a hand pump sounds hard to me.
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Great idea, Brian . . . that's why so many Tire Shops offer "free air checks" nowadays.
Used to be you could fill up free at gas stations but now they have that thing that wants a dollar for air.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Can you actually inflate with tires on the ground? Any pump will work with no weight on the tire but if you want to inflate with the weight of the vehicle on the tire, a hand pump sounds hard to me.
That doesn't make any sense. That's like saying you can carry an empty air tank, but it's too heavy if it has 150 lbs of air in it.
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