Re: [DML] Re: Fw: Flat Tire Issue
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Re: [DML] Re: Fw: Flat Tire Issue


In my experience this issue is not limited to alloy wheels but applies to 
all wheels.
Last December a friend of mine decided to install winter tires on his Volvo. 
He had two sets of steel rim wheels, one with summer and one with winter 
tires. It took us a better part of the day just to remove the old wheels 
from the car. We tried kicking the wheels, hitting them with rubber mallet 
and then steel hammer. We even tried heating the rims with a torch. Nothing 
worked. We ended up using a pneumatic hammer with a flat end and hitting the 
rim from under the car. This finally worked but not right away... it still 
took a good few minutes of hammering to get the wheels off the car.
The cause? All four steel rims rusted at the point where it contacts the 
centering rim on the hub. BTW, he removes all wheels about every six months! 
Anti-seize on the center hub is a very good idea.

Suggestion to Bill - carry a spare DeLorean with you. You never know what 
might fail!

Greetings from Poland!
Tom Niemczewski
Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E

From: "Harold" <hmcelraft@xxxxxxx>
> But, all alloy wheels seem to corrode to the hub (the centering part of 
> the hub that is close fitting) and considerable effort is required to 
> remove them.
> He has to clean the hub and wheel with a wire brush and apply a small 
> amount of anti-seize to the hub before putting the wheel back on. This 
> seems to prevent or minimize the problem in the future.
> Harold McElraft - 3354
>> From: Rod Dillman <rhdillman@...>
> ............................................
>> Is this a Lexus specific experience or can it happen to other cars? The 
>> Lexus was probably 3 or 4 years old and had about 100,000 miles on it.
>> Rod
>> 10921


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