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Old 12-03-2005, 07:02   #1 (permalink)
Mark Solesbury
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OT ish - 51' BMW Mini pulling to the left

Afternoon.

The Mrs has a Mini One, but it pulls to the left a bit. Tyre pressure is
fine.

Whats the 1st things to look for? Tracking?

Im gonna have a quick look at the suspension... but i hope its not that!


Mark.
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Old 12-03-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
Paul S. Brown
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Re: OT ish - 51' BMW Mini pulling to the left

Mark Solesbury wrote:

> Afternoon.
>
> The Mrs has a Mini One, but it pulls to the left a bit. Tyre pressure is
> fine.
>
> Whats the 1st things to look for? Tracking?
>
> Im gonna have a quick look at the suspension... but i hope its not that!
>
>


Binding brakes?

Tread depth? (You *do* rotate the rims, don't you?)

Or maybe just the extra weight in the offside biasing the car - every motor
I've ever driven pulls left, and it's almost definitely down to my not
inconsiderable mass in the drivers seat - if I get a similarly sized
passenger it normally goes away.

P.
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Old 12-03-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
Bob Hobden
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Re: OT ish - 51' BMW Mini pulling to the left


"Mark Solesbury" wrote

>
> The Mrs has a Mini One, but it pulls to the left a bit. Tyre pressure is
> fine.
>
> Whats the 1st things to look for? Tracking?
>
> Im gonna have a quick look at the suspension... but i hope its not that!
>

If it's tracking etc it will normally want to go left all the time, a flat
empty bit of road, a steady cruise, and a very very lightly held wheel will
show that. be carefull though.
More likely a brake binding, leaking brake etc.
Check your handbook about wheel swapping, some BMW's say don't.

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Bob
In Runnymede, 17 miles West of London


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Old 12-03-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: OT ish - 51' BMW Mini pulling to the left

(You *do* rotate the rims, don't you?)

Mine seem to rotate quite nicely by themselves.....

TonyB


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