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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 4:59 am

I have noticed that I'm needing to put air in my tyres every week. Had a new rear one two weeks ago - and when I checked the pressures on Saturday - that one was on 22, the other was on 23 and the fronts were on 19 and 23. Thats a week after I had them all at 26(f)/28(r). Any idea what's going on here?
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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 5:09 am

interesting one!! your not overtightening the valve caps are you? very odd there all going down!!

or did those kids who scratched the car put pins in your tyres too? Shocked


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Post  Rich on 27/5/2008, 5:12 am

Could be that they are leaking round the rims. A common fault on the earlier alloys as the paint can flake a little which leads to the tyres not seating correctly. You may need to have the tyres off again to but a good way is to smear some fairy liquid round where the tyre meets the rim and see if any small bubbles appear.

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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:13 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:interesting one!! your not overtightening the valve caps are you? very odd there all going down

or did those kids who scratched the car put pins in your tyres too? Shocked

Believe me - I've checked!! Don't think I'm overtightening the valve caps - I did wonder if it was the silly pressure monitor ones that i have on my tyres.
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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:16 am

Rich Stone wrote:Could be that they are leaking round the rims. A common fault on the earlier alloys as the paint can flake a little which leads to the tyres not seating correctly. You may need to have the tyres off again to but a good way is to smear some fairy liquid round where the tyre meets the rim and see if any small bubbles appear.

Rich.

Judging by the state of the alloys - they have been kerbed quite regularly! Had a big problem with wheel wobble when I bought the car, and it turned out that whoever had balanced the wheels had just added more and more weights - there were 15 on one wheel - changing the tyres corrected the wobble, but I wonder if the wheels are knackered.
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Post  Rich on 27/5/2008, 5:18 am

When I bought mine, I had a leaky tyre. I had the tyre taken off and they ran a wire brush on the rim where the tyre sits. That took off any loose paint. Then, the tyre was refitted and hey presto! Leak stopped. Note that it's the inner part of the rim, not the bit you can see... Wink

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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 5:21 am

sounds like you need to gt some new alloys!!!


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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:21 am

Rich Stone wrote:When I bought mine, I had a leaky tyre. I had the tyre taken off and they ran a wire brush on the rim where the tyre sits. That took off any loose paint. Then, the tyre was refitted and hey presto! Leak stopped. Note that it's the inner part of the rim, not the bit you can see... Wink

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More flaming expense!!! How am I ever going to experience the darkside when the basics keep going wrong!!
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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:22 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:sounds like you need to gt some new alloys!!!

Thay're on the list!!
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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 5:25 am

dressur wrote:
PaulMGTF160 wrote:sounds like you need to gt some new alloys!!!

Thay're on the list!!

stews got some that wil look good on yours there new and sat in his she or garage.... there the 11 spokes!!


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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 5:26 am

soon the list is

stews splitter
stews bonnet
stews alloys (new ones not on car yet) Laughing


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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:29 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:soon the list is

stews splitter
stews bonnet
stews alloys (new ones not on car yet) Laughing

He might twig who has lifted all his not so spare parts - seeing as I drive past him waving most mornings!!
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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 5:31 am

dressur wrote:
PaulMGTF160 wrote:soon the list is

stews splitter
stews bonnet
stews alloys (new ones not on car yet) Laughing

He might twig who has lifted all his not so spare parts - seeing as I drive past him waving most mornings!!

good point!!! some improvisation may be required then!!


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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:32 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:
dressur wrote:
PaulMGTF160 wrote:soon the list is

stews splitter
stews bonnet
stews alloys (new ones not on car yet) Laughing

He might twig who has lifted all his not so spare parts - seeing as I drive past him waving most mornings!!

good point!!! some improvisation may be required then!!

Sequins perhaps?
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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 5:35 am

maybe some blinkers!!!

so what you going to do about these alloys in the mean time!!


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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:39 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:maybe some blinkers!!!

so what you going to do about these alloys in the mean time!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-MG-Rover-TF-16x7-0J-Wheels-Silver-MGTF-MGF-F_W0QQitemZ220231803577QQihZ012QQcategoryZ28648QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

Slightly eyeing these up!!
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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 5:45 am

everyone wants wheels like mine!!!

Nick
Max
Stew
Dave
now you!!!!

i'm a trend setter!!!! Laughing Cool


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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:48 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:everyone wants wheels like mine!!!

Nick
Max
Stew
Dave
now you!!!!

i'm a trend setter!!!! Laughing Cool

Oh bugger - back to the drawing board!!
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Post  Rich on 27/5/2008, 5:50 am

What's wrong with these?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mgf-mg-tf-mgtf-16inch-11spoke-alloy-wheels-with-centres_W0QQitemZ110256062512QQihZ001QQcategoryZ10414QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

PaulMGTF160 wrote:everyone wants wheels like mine!!!

Nick
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Stew
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now you!!!!

i'm a trend setter!!!! Laughing Cool
Common Charcoal car... You may as well have the common wheels too!

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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 5:59 am

Rich Stone wrote:What's wrong with these?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mgf-mg-tf-mgtf-16inch-11spoke-alloy-wheels-with-centres_W0QQitemZ110256062512QQihZ001QQcategoryZ10414QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Common Charcoal car... You may as well have the common wheels too!

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how rude!! and from a wannabee Dodge Viper!!!

Quite like those wheels though!!
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Post  Rich on 27/5/2008, 6:07 am

dressur wrote:how rude!! and from a wannabee Dodge Viper!!!
As I keep having to remind people. Dodge Vipers didn't have MG logos in their stripes... And it's the last car I'd want to copy. It's more of the classic GT racer look. If you have a look at the races still held with the classics, you'll see Jags, Astons, Ferraris, Bentley, Fords (GT40), Shelbys etc. all with stripes. That's what Dodge copied!
Nur Nur Ni Nur Nur! Laugh my a**e off!

Now look what you're doing.... Encouraging me to take this off topic. I'll have to punish myself now. But haven't got time. Off out so will let you fight amongst yourselves...
Beam me up!

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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 6:11 am

Rich Stone wrote:
dressur wrote:how rude!! and from a wannabee Dodge Viper!!!
As I keep having to remind people. Dodge Vipers didn't have MG logos in their stripes... And it's the last car I'd want to copy. It's more of the classic GT racer look. If you have a look at the races still held with the classics, you'll see Jags, Astons, Ferraris, Bentley, Fords (GT40), Shelbys etc. all with stripes. That's what Dodge copied!
Nur Nur Ni Nur Nur! Laugh my a**e off!

Now look what you're doing.... Encouraging me to take this off topic. I'll have to punish myself now. But haven't got time. Off out so will let you fight amongst yourselves...
Beam me up!

Rich.
And all the jags, astons, bentleys, ferrari's, gt40's and shelbys have MG logos in their stripes of course!
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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 6:16 am

180 is a good price i'd keep my eyes on that if i were you Ally!!


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Post  dressur on 27/5/2008, 6:39 am

PaulMGTF160 wrote:180 is a good price i'd keep my eyes on that if i were you Ally!!

I'm watching them - like a hawk!! I wonder if he likes chilli?
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Post  Dark Knight on 27/5/2008, 6:47 am

dressur wrote:
PaulMGTF160 wrote:180 is a good price i'd keep my eyes on that if i were you Ally!!

I'm watching them - like a hawk!! I wonder if he likes chilli?

could we worth asking!!


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