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355 Tyre Blowout

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by matkat, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Posted on the main board but thought I should put it here aswell.Driving along fat dumb and happy loud bang from rear left.pulled over to look at it and found about 6 inches of tread missing extending right around the tyre circumference and going from the inside to the outside.When the car was raised onto the recovery truck(no spare and hole far to big for tyre weld)I could see a similar wear pattern on the R/H tyre.The tyres were fitted 4K miles ago(last september)Greypaul want the car back for examination.The tyres are Bridgestone Expedias.
    Dave Mc
     
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  3. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    Thanks for the tip, Dave- will check mine.

    Glad no harm done.

    Robert.
     
  4. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

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    When you say tread missing, was it completely flat bald on the inside edge of the tyre? Or was there a little bit of grip left - say 1/2 mm??

    For comparision for others: My rears seem to have worn evenly over the last 4K miles - with around 8mm of thread left evenly over all area.
     
  5. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Adrian,the tread had completely gone not worn Just missing,you can see the cords and thats it.
    Dave Mc
     
  6. daz355

    daz355 Formula Junior

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    Sounds like the tyre delaminated.
     
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  8. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Darren,that is exactly what has happened,the tyres have only been on the car for 4K miles.I am taking it back to Greypaul soonest
    Dave Mc
     
  9. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Just thought I would post a few pics of the tyre,FYI the car had a annual with cam belts and water pump change in July and has covered 1500 miles since then,comments or thoughts?
     
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  11. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Never been on the track,tyre has done 4K miles only,as far as I am concerned the geometry is the problem,i complained about this before to the dealer.The full geometry was checked in July and I have the figures which I have posted under the same thread title in the "modern ferrari" section,I have also checked out the thread You linked and will instruct the dealer to follow the figures given for my particular requirements which are road use only.
    Dave Mc
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  13. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

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    blimey!! Thats a worrying problem... I didn't realise a tyre could decontruct in such a way...
     
  14. Rod

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    Dave..

    Hope your well

    just as well that you were taking your time... imagine at speed?

    Rod
     
  15. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

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    Crikey Dave that is serious how did you manage to get your wife to agree to bring that wheel indoors and photo it in the dinning room Respect m8

    RAY360M
     
  16. LetsJet

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    Yes, I have a comment.........

    That tire is fried! How did you drive on that? You should pre-flight your car before you drive mate. Your lucky no damage to the car and you weren't hurt.
     
  17. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Guys thanks for the comments.

    Rod it happened on the Perth-Dundee road going towards Dundee just before the BP garage.As for speed I was at about 85 when it happened.

    Ray,thats My garage floor!does your dining room have a floor like that?

    Eric You are of course correct,but it appears the main dealer never saw it either,it had an annual service in July which also included a cam belt& water pump change so it would appear the main dealer also missed it.When it happened there was not a great drama, I in fact did not realise what had gone on and I thought I had hit something on the road,the only thing that was obvious was a marked pull to the left,tyres are now changed and will get the car back to the dealer soonest.
    Dave Mc
     
  18. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

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  19. stevep

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    ray thats proper mate, your wife must be very very understanding
     
  20. ferrari355gtb

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    Quality garage.
     
  21. ferrari355gtb

    ferrari355gtb Formula 3

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    Coming back to the tyres - surely your tracking must of been out to cause something like that ?

    Rick (just off to check my tyres)
     
  22. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

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    Thanks Steve she is a diamond and suffers my passion for Ferrari She has put up with me for thirty four years I wanted to put the car in the lounge but she resisted that so being a builder got permission (planning )to extend the lounge

    RAY360M
     
  23. matkat

    matkat Formula 3

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    Ray,I am now sorry i mentioned it!!top garage,the problem I would have is why bother putting the telly there you would never watch it lol.Seriously though that Garage is like Your cars,absolutely amazing.

    As for the tracking you are right but this must have been going on for some time and My question is this,why was this never picked up by the main dealer? it has only done 1.5K miles since it"s annual in July,it also had a geometry check then,I have the figures so will see what transpires with that,one of Our board technical members has the figures and will look into them.
    Thanks everyone,and Ray that garage,WoW.
     
  24. ZYMOL348

    ZYMOL348 Karting

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    hi Dave i had a simerlar problem with the front tyres on my 348 but not quite as bad ,the inside edge went on mine and i had only done around 50000 mls i just assumed it was the tracking had it checked and replaced the tyres


    zymol348
     
  25. stevep

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    hope you meant 5000 miles fella
     
  26. ZYMOL348

    ZYMOL348 Karting

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    YES thanks fella one to many noughts

    zymol348
     
  27. kenyon

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    This can happen tp tyre you are below the wearing indicators on the tyre.
    Plus the in side edge of the tyre is wearing more. If this hppens you need to change them around. If they are astremetrical you cannot.
     
  28. kenyon

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    This can happen to a tyre you are below the wearing indicators on the tyre.
    Plus the inside edge of the tyre is wearing more. If this hppens you need to change them around every so often. This allows the tyre to wear evenly across the thread pattern. If they are astremetrical you cannot.
     

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