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Old 06-18-2005, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
Martin Edwards
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Tyre wear

Ok, It's not a landy, but you guys are all (ok some of you are) terribly
knowlegable chaps........

Passenger side front wheel on a Seat Alhambra

Wear down to the the canvas on the outside, but loads of tread on the rest
of the tyre. Other side is fine, so surely tracking being out would wear
both?

My tyre dealer says powersteering?

Sugestions?

Thanx!!


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Old 06-18-2005, 16:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre wear

On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 20:51:42 +0100, "Martin Edwards"
<martinedwards@bigfoot.com> wrote:

>Ok, It's not a landy, but you guys are all (ok some of you are) terribly
>knowlegable chaps........
>
>Passenger side front wheel on a Seat Alhambra
>
>Wear down to the the canvas on the outside, but loads of tread on the rest
>of the tyre. Other side is fine, so surely tracking being out would wear
>both?
>
>My tyre dealer says powersteering?
>

Sounds like Milton Keynes Tyre syndrome.
Do you have lots of roundabouts in your area?
Front left tyre on MK cars regularly wear like this due to lots of
fairly high speed roundabouts.

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Old 06-18-2005, 16:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre wear

I agree with the colonel. You could also check your toe in/out (tracking)
this can exagerate wear produced when cornering.

Stew.

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> On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 20:51:42 +0100, "Martin Edwards"
> <martinedwards@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>
>>Ok, It's not a landy, but you guys are all (ok some of you are) terribly
>>knowlegable chaps........
>>
>>Passenger side front wheel on a Seat Alhambra
>>
>>Wear down to the the canvas on the outside, but loads of tread on the rest
>>of the tyre. Other side is fine, so surely tracking being out would wear
>>both?
>>
>>My tyre dealer says powersteering?
>>

> Sounds like Milton Keynes Tyre syndrome.
> Do you have lots of roundabouts in your area?
> Front left tyre on MK cars regularly wear like this due to lots of
> fairly high speed roundabouts.
>
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Old 06-18-2005, 16:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre wear


"Martin Edwards" wrote
> Ok, It's not a landy, but you guys are all (ok some of you are) terribly
> knowlegable chaps........
>
> Passenger side front wheel on a Seat Alhambra
>
> Wear down to the the canvas on the outside, but loads of tread on the rest
> of the tyre. Other side is fine, so surely tracking being out would wear
> both?
>
> My tyre dealer says powersteering?
>
> Sugestions?
>


Get the "Toe in/out" checked and adjusted to your manufacturers spec. (look
it up before you go)
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In Runnymede, 17 miles West of London


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Old 06-19-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre wear

Martin Edwards wrote:
> Ok, It's not a landy, but you guys are all (ok some of you are) terribly
> knowlegable chaps........
>
> Passenger side front wheel on a Seat Alhambra
>
> Wear down to the the canvas on the outside, but loads of tread on the rest
> of the tyre. Other side is fine, so surely tracking being out would wear
> both?
>
> My tyre dealer says powersteering?
>
> Sugestions?


Incorrectly set camber?


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Old 06-20-2005, 00:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre wear

EMB wrote:
> Martin Edwards wrote:
>> Ok, It's not a landy, but you guys are all (ok some of you are)
>> terribly knowlegable chaps........
>>
>> Passenger side front wheel on a Seat Alhambra
>>
>> Wear down to the the canvas on the outside, but loads of tread on
>> the rest of the tyre. Other side is fine, so surely tracking being
>> out would wear both?
>> Presuming that this is a righthand drive vehicle maybe the wheel has been
>> has been in heavy contact with the kerb. This could put the steering out
>> on that side only and cause extreme toe-in on that side, This would
>> produce the result mentioned. Possibly someone not used to the width -
>> obviously not a landrover driver!

Robert
>>
>>

>


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