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Warning: tire pressure!! (archive)

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Posted by BillP on July 08, 2000 at 18:44:51:

All,

I've had my '00 540iA for about a month now and have been starting all of the routine things we should all be doing (wash/wax, tire pressure, oil/water/battery levels, tweaking settings, installing various "stuff" (see earlier posting below), etc.)

Today was the day I bought my tire pressure gauge.

SURPRISE!

Three of my tires were at 34 psi and the fourth tire (front left) was at 42 psi!! I lowered the fourth tire down to 34 psi pending determination of what psi I want to have the tires at.

Yes, I measured them cold and yes, I double-checked the readings and yes, I have a high-quality gauge.

Interestingly, I hadn't noticed any pulling to the right yet I did notice a subtle low-frequency drone, independent of speed, from that tire.

For those that may have forgotten my Euro Delivery woes of trashing one of my wheels, that was the wheel/tire that was replaced in-transit to the US.

Lesson to be learned - make no assumptions. Get in the habit of checking as much about your car as you feel comfortable doing.

Does anyone have a checklist at-hand of the things they check each week/month?

Also, I bought a California Duster today - great product. Saved me a car-wash this week.

Also#2, the xpel install has been delayed a week due to weather - good weather. It's tough to tell the wife we can't go to the beach because I want to frolic with my German mistress ... again.


Bill



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