Found this in the boot... what pressure to use?

Found this in the boot... what pressure to use?

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MX5noob

Original Poster:

27 posts

3 months

Monday 14th June
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Can anyone suggest the correct pressure for an MX-5?
There are no markings on the compressor which I found in the boot.
By my own convoluted and probably ignorant methodology, Im assuming around the 1.8 mark?
Any advice and edumacation gratefully received!


Glug69

68 posts

90 months

Monday 14th June
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Doesn't it say in the door jam?

jimmytheone

349 posts

186 months

Monday 14th June
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The handbook for my uk spec 1.8 on 185/60/14s or 195/50/15 is
180kPa = 1.8kgf/cm2 = 26psi front & rear
HTH!

AW111

6,935 posts

101 months

Monday 14th June
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Glug69 said:
Doesn't it say in the door jam?
That would be the easiest way wink


Google says around 29 psi / 200 kpa.

littleredrooster

4,749 posts

164 months

Monday 14th June
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Don't rely on the gauge of the compressor - they're not very accurate.

MX5noob

Original Poster:

27 posts

3 months

Monday 14th June
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Glug69 said:
Doesn't it say in the door jam?
Nothing there


jimmytheone said:
The handbook for my uk spec 1.8 on 185/60/14s or 195/50/15 is
180kPa = 1.8kgf/cm2 = 26psi front & rear
HTH!
Google also said 26PSI for my year MX5.
I found a nearly identical machine, which had:
1) Same black guage
2) Additional red guage, with PSI markings
What I dont know is.... what are the markings on my guage. The markings on my guage are not PSI I dont think.

AW111 said:
That would be the easiest way wink
Google says around 29 psi / 200 kpa.
My machine has a /100kpa text.
Im the weakest link here, as Im not sure what that means nor what my guage is measuring, as "PSI" is not featured on my dial/guage.
What am I missing?

Thanks for the help.

MX5noob

Original Poster:

27 posts

3 months

Monday 14th June
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littleredrooster said:
Don't rely on the gauge of the compressor - they're not very accurate.
I can cross check it with something else at some point.
Or invest in a pressure guage (...at some point hehe )

Oilchange

7,172 posts

228 months

Monday 14th June
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100 kpa =1 Bar

1 Bar = 14.4 psi

so 28.8 for a tyre is ok, as mentioned earlier 29 psi so 200 kpa roughly.

So fill the tyre up to 2

MX5noob

Original Poster:

27 posts

3 months

Monday 14th June
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I found this online. Its not mine.
Note the PSI guage in red.

My machine is very similar, but missing the PSI markings in red.
If you see 26PSI in red, its by the 1.8 marker in black.
Thats why I mentioned the 1.8 figure in my earlier post.

But not wanting to guess, as I dont have any red guage data to reference, Im still not sure how to calculate what 26 to 29 PSI is, on that black guage, on my unit (in the first photo above)

Here is the other unit I found online with the additional red PSI guage....

AW111

6,935 posts

101 months

Tuesday 15th June
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MX5noob said:
Glug69 said:
Doesn't it say in the door jam?
Nothing there


jimmytheone said:
The handbook for my uk spec 1.8 on 185/60/14s or 195/50/15 is
180kPa = 1.8kgf/cm2 = 26psi front & rear
HTH!
Google also said 26PSI for my year MX5.
I found a nearly identical machine, which had:
1) Same black guage
2) Additional red guage, with PSI markings
What I dont know is.... what are the markings on my guage. The markings on my guage are not PSI I dont think.

AW111 said:
That would be the easiest way wink
Google says around 29 psi / 200 kpa.
My machine has a /100kpa text.
Im the weakest link here, as Im not sure what that means nor what my guage is measuring, as "PSI" is not featured on my dial/guage.
What am I missing?

Thanks for the help.
The gauge reads in kPa * 100.

So 2 on the gauge is 200 kPa.

MX5noob

Original Poster:

27 posts

3 months

Saturday 19th June
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Oilchange said:
100 kpa =1 Bar

1 Bar = 14.4 psi

so 28.8 for a tyre is ok, as mentioned earlier 29 psi so 200 kpa roughly
Just seen this. We posted at the exact same moment.
Got it. So my reckoning of 1.8 was OK (for 26psi, which is what id found online and was also echoed here).
I went into brain freeze regarding what a bar was anyhow. Thanks for the help Oilchange, and everyone else.

Oilchange

7,172 posts

228 months

Saturday 19th June
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