How to Inflate a Tire with WD40

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  2. Buzz48317

    Buzz48317 F1 Rookie

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    Very cool...still sounded like it was leaking though.
  3. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ

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    I like the Top Gear version...
  4. mattymouse33

    mattymouse33 F1 Rookie

    Oct 25, 2004
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    Could that be done with a normal tyre?
  5. lmpdesigner

    lmpdesigner Formula 3
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    Nov 5, 2003
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    Brian Willis
    Standard tire shop procedure for a tire--We used starter ether fluid.
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  7. scottyd

    scottyd Karting

    Jun 22, 2005
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    Yupp, seen this done many times. First time i seen it was with a tractor tire and a lighter, you need balls to do that. Big bang!!!
  8. Teenferrarifan

    Teenferrarifan F1 Rookie

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    What exactly is causing that to inflate?
  9. Meister

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    An explosion is nothing more than a rapid expansion of material, in this case gas/fumes/vapor etc. The vaopr cuases enough high pressure to fill and inflate the space contained by the tire. That's my non engineering take on it.

    I would guess the hissing is the valve stem inards which they removed so it wouldn't shoot out and either be lost or shoot an eye out.
  10. SpecialK43

    SpecialK43 Karting

    Oct 12, 2007
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    Our commercial facilities use straight ether, which is the main source in many starter fluids. It is very safe in a controlled set-up, such inflating in a cage and using the correct tools.
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