Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 02:03:08 +0100 From: "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos_removeme_nospamee.ac.uk> Subject: Re: Got the wheel off!
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 -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply. Work: http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/ Hobby: http://www.egothor.org/