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

My experience was the same twice, once on my car and once on a woman's car (not a Delorean) that I had stopped to help change her flat tire.
I have been told that alloy wheels can become like welded to the steel that they are bolted to, electrolysis I think and a light coat of never seize should be used to prevent this. this happens when tires are not rotated in a timely manner.
Haven't had a problem since.

Gary Masie

> > From: Rod Dillman 
> > Subject: Flat Tire Issue
> >
> > All the discussion in another thread about flat tires on the 
> road reminded me of a flat I observed last year. I was at a 
> local country club and our group had just finished preparing for 
> a non-profit foundation golf tournament. One of our members was 
> backing out to head home and turned a corner too short causing 
> his front tire hit a low brick wall. The brick wall tore a hole 
> in the sidewall of the front tire upon impact. The vehicle was a 
> large Lexus SUV which the owner had bought new and had serviced 
> regularly at the Lexus dealership. In fact, just a few days 
> before it had been serviced and the tires, according to the 
> dealer, had been rotated.
> >  
> > We got the vehicle jack out for the first time ever and 
> properly placed it for the lift. We broke the lug nuts loose, 
> lifted the front tire up and took off the 5 lug nuts. The tire 
> would not come off even after repeated kicking by the largest 
> member of our group. One of our group lived close by and he went 
> home and got a rubber mallet and also a sledge hammer. The 
> mallet did nothing so the 8 pound sledge hammer was employed. It 
> must have taken 20 to 25 hits on the rim before the sledge 
> hammer broke the rim loose. In spite of the dealer's claim to 
> the contrary, I don't believe the tire had ever been rotated. It 
> was like the rim had somehow bonded to the metal it was bolted to.
> >  
> > I have often thought that if this flat had occured on the 
> highway there would have been absolutely no way to remove the 
> rim and put on a spare since sledge hammers are not provided 
> along with the jack and lug wrench. 
> >  
> > 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
> >  
> > 
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >

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