Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 05:04:10 -0400 From: "hippo" <johnhnospamam.shoal.net.au> Subject: Re: Got the wheel off!
Charles C wrote: >Laura K wrote: >> "Pidgeonpost" <Pidgeonpostnospambrain.com> wrote in >> news:dckrf8$lua$1nospam6.svr.pol.co.uk: >> >> >>>I've never had this severe a problem - could it be Laura lives near the >>>coast? Maybe electrolytic corrosion 'cos of steel against alloy....? Send >>>your suggestions on a postcard.... >> >> >> No. I'm in East Tennessee. I bought the car in Durham, NC, in January with >> 100,000 on it. It may have spent time at the beach. Could also have been in a >> lot of salt used for snow removal. >> It had Visa tires on it, which were awful, particularly in rain. Hydroplaned >> like crazy. Been meaning to put new tires on in ever since I bought it. >> I've ordered four Pirelli P-Zeros from Tire Rack, which look like they'll be >> very good in rain and snow in addition to being good dry weather tires. We >> don't get enough snow to justify snow tires but enough where, on our steep, >> twisty roads, I have to worry about it. >> From looking at the flat tire after I finally got it off, it looked like it >> had a puncture that gave it a slow air leak. I'd noticed the tire was losing >> air and kept putting off doing something about it other than fill it back up. >> The cords were showing on the inside edge of the tire in just one spot. >That could have been a faulty (or damaged) tyre. Do have a good look at >the wheel that there is no corresponding damage and get on with driving >the car ;-) If the wear is not round the tyre I would not worry too much. >Charles >-- You go girl! P0s are a nice choice. Do you habitually do things that involve hitting things with hammers and the like ....? Cheers