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Lints

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Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 5:09pm

Tyre Predicament

HI All,

need some advice on my fortuner 3.0d 4x4. i have the original set of tires on the car, bridgestone duellers 694 265/65/17 and i have done 54k on them, and they still have about another 5k km left in them. my spare is brand new and never been used.

the issue i am faced with is that my left rear now has a pin hole leak on the side wall and drops from 2,2 bars to about 1.2 every 3/4 days. Now do i buy one new tire, and then fit my spare tire and the new purchased tire at the rear and use the right rear which is still ok as my spare, or do i need to replace all 4 considering that the fortuner is permanent 4 wheel drive.

is there any issues with running two old tires and two brand new tires with an all wheel drive vehicle.....not sure if there would be diff issues or any other factors I need to consider

any advice would be appreciated?

PS. i am so pissed off as i was hoping to get any extra 5k out of them which would get me to my bonus run and I was then going to replace them with 265/70/17 with the amada 50mm kit.... :cursing: :cursing:

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Thursday, June 15th 2017, 7:59am

If you can find the leak then patch it for the time being.

Or get that liquid that patches up punchers. I hate that stuff but for a few rand it might just help you get the most out that tyre


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Thursday, June 15th 2017, 2:11pm

......Patch it or use a plug.....any tyre fitment centre should be able to locate the leak.... :D

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Saturday, June 17th 2017, 1:23am

Thanks guys. Since it's a side wall leak I think I will try the liquid sealant option


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Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 6:17am

To answer your question about different tires front and back, i dont think it would be such an issue unless the tires are of different aspect ratios. (different outside diameters)

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