To Pull it or not to Pull it

Submitted: Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 21:34
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I just found a small splinter of wood imbedded in the side wall of one of my front tyres, Wile I was changing the front pads , Was most likely picked up when I was at Cape Arid a few week’s ago.

Had a small pick at it and it feels as thou it’s in there fairly secure, so I am at a bit of a loss now as the tyre is not loosing any pressure and it’s been in there for a little over 1800k’s minimum so should I just leave it be. Or pull it out and risk devolving a leak.

Is it unsafe to leave it in there, If it was in the tread would not be to worried over it but at it’s in the sidewall I am a little more cautious.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 21:40

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 21:40
Exploder,
I would remove the splinter and have the tyre checked.
A slow leak in the tyre could destroy it.
If over a time it slowly deflates while you are driving, it could blow the side wall.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:14

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:14
Check. Will pull it out latter tonight and see what happens overnight, if it looses any pressure I will duck down to the tyre shop in the morning and get them to check it over.

I haven’t adjusted the tyre pressure in 3 week’s since I left Esperance where I pumped them up to 40psi and they are still at 40Psi now.
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Reply By: Jimbo - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 21:49

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 21:49
Your thread heading took me back to my pubescent youth.

The answer would have been........

At every opportunity.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:16

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:16
LOL
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:40

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 22:40
pull it
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Reply By: Gu_Patrol - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 23:00

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 23:00
let the tyre down first then pull it
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Reply By: Sarg - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 00:58

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 00:58
At least, put this tyre on the rear.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 05:08

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 05:08
Of course pull it out if you can. I get a fair bit of wood in the tyres and periodically I check them and try and dig out as much as I can. It is often alot harder than it looks. I find best results are with a small screwdriver digging out as much of the wood as possible
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Reply By: Exploder - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 12:10

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 12:10
Pulled it out, only a small peace about the diameter of a peace on spaghetti type paster, 5-7mm long

Tyers still inflated, and checked it with soapy water and no air leaks.
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 12:37

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 12:37
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