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As soon as I put the plug in and cut it off flush with the tread, I will fill the tire. I've never had one come out or have a problem ... and I've done a lot of them.


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If your tyres are symmetric, you don't have a "outside" or "inside" marking on the wall of the tyre. You will also notice there is no driving direction indicated on the wall of the tyre. (info): On non-symmetric tyres it is important to maintain the driving direction and outside/inside markings that are indicated for the wear of the tyres as well as your ...


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You should check tire pressure every single time you leave home, along with chain tension. If your tires are leaking this much, you should have them replaced. In the meantime, fill them up every time you leave the house. Pro tip: a bicycle pump will work to fill your motorcycle tires, believe it or not. Keep one in the garage so you don't have to stop at a ...


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This question is closely related to: difference between 175/70R 13 and 155 R 13 tyres According to my reply on the post above (and @Paulster2 comment), you COULD change the tyres. You are talking only about the width of the tyre. For FWD or RWD cars: as long as the two on the front match with eachother and the two on the back match with eachother, you're ...


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I wouldn't change the size. It screws everything up. Speedometer, ABS, transmission....all of the sensors think the car is going a different speed than the actual speed. I haven't done it but I would say that the ensuing results of changing the outside diameter of the tires would not be desirable.


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Does anyone you know have a set of jack stands you can borrow? May be a better option than cinderblocks or wood. One other consideration is to put fuel stabilizer in the tank, then fill it all the way up. This will help keep the fuel from getting stale while sitting for the month. Also, disconnect the battery so it doesn't get the slow drain whammy put on it ...


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I would jack the vehicle up and use jack stands instead of blocks. Even the cheapest jack stands would be safer than stacked wood. If it is only sitting for a month, the jack stands on the axle tubes will be fine. If it will be in long term storage then I would put the jack stands on the frame. By supporting it by the frame the suspension will be unloaded ...


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There is a huge pile of information about tire sizing around the internet. I'll attempt to summarize its application here. Tires have 3 numbers, which work together to describe the tire's size. The first number is the section width, the second number is the sidewall ratio and the third number is the rim diameter. Section Width The section width is the ...


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Most donut spares are a smaller diameter than the original tire. If the vehicle has a donut spare this is smaller in diameter then I wouldn't consider it to be a metric of consideration. My recommendation would be to retain that diameter. I think the only relevant piece to this is, if you have a greater width of tire, will it fit in the compartment in ...


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tl; dr You can run it, but there is a cost. You'd need to double check to ensure the rotations per mile (RPM) are almost/nearly the same (if not exactly). If it's off by more than a few percentage, you are going to have a problem with your anti-lock brakes (ABS) throwing codes on you. If you run a mis-matched donut on the front, you will have issues with ...


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It's also called ''sway bar link''


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Audi generally relates to RWD or AWD cars with more power than the general drive around car that most people buy. Hence the most people recommend more expensive tyres to handle the extra power. However expensive tyres and cheap tyres can be bought for any car. It all depends on the specification you need. Best thing to do is search online with your tyre ...


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As long as you fit the same size tyres, it doesn't matter all that much. "Premium" tyres don't make as much noise when you're cruising (e.g. the Geolandar tyres on the Subaru Forester is jokingly called the GeoSquealers) and they might offer a bit better handling in dry or wet conditions, but if you don't drive like a maniac, you probably won't notice the ...


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Perhaps you would be better served by going in with some specific questions rather than allowing a salesman (who might be paid on commission) to drive your purchase. For example, when I search Tire Rack for 2005 Audio A4 Quattro (Base model), I see many tires ranging upwards from $265 USD. When I purchased my snow tires recently, I asked the shop that I ...


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tire shops don't want to sell you junk tires. they lose time and money when you come back complaining about excessive noise or a rough ride, and the techs barely make any money doing warranty work. they aren't always just trying to steal your money when they recommend a more expensive option.


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No one has mentioned that the schrader valve could be leaking air too. Older valves may have their rubber seals deteriorate over time and leak. When you do the soapy water test, you might want to try putting some over the schrader valve area as well.


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Safely jack one or both front wheels off the ground. Manually spin the tire while watching the tread pattern. If you notice a shift in the tread you have a bad tire. Sometimes the belts the tires are made of shift under the tread. It is also referred to as tread squirm or shift. It can be subtle enough to not be noticeable on the rear but can be felt when ...


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You should fill your tires as often as they need filled. Checking your tires once a week is a good maintenance schedule. If, while doing your checks, you discover one or both are low, add some air to them. If you discover there is a continual loss of pressure, you'll need to get the tires checked for leaks as @DukatiKiller suggests. There is no reason to ...


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Most legislations require tire manufacturers to list the week and year of manufacture as a 4-digit code on the sidewall. In the example picture, the last four digits of the tire identification number (5107) refer to the week and year of manufacture (WWYY format). This means that the tire in the image was manufactured in Week 51 of 2007 (mid-December).


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Background There is no air pressure relationship between the front and rear tire. Possibility It may sound coincidence but it appears you have two tires that are leaking. To troubleshoot the issue, fill the tires to 40+ psi. Have a bucket with soapy water and a rag or sponge handy and cover the surface area of the tires with the soapy water. You will ...



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