My wife and I were just about to go out on our Friday night datenight when I noticed that my brand new front tire seemed rather low. I took a quick check of the tire pressure and it showed a nice solid 0 psi. So time to pull the ole spare out of the trunk....rignt?
Ya well that sucker was dead flat too, so I went to remove the front wheel and take it to a gas station to have them look at it. Thats when I discovered that my lug nut wrench had too big of a head on it and wouldn't fit into the recessed holes of my brand new rims. Bah.. off to Wal-Mart for a can of fix-o-flat we went.
We got back home, filled the tire, drove to the gas station, filled it up the rest of the way and checked the other tires. Thats when I noticed that the rear wheels felt a bit warm to the touch... i.e. I almost burnt myself when I touched the rim.
So today I need to take apart the rear brakes and install some new pad sliders and clean everything up. I hope that fixes it this time.
I also need to check that front tire for any damage. It seems to be holding air (for now) so it may just not have sealed properly to the rim but I suspect that there is a nail hole in there somewhere.
Wish me luck... I will update later.
Tom aka Fowvay
PS... heard a funny lil clunk going thru a corner last night too... hoping that was just something kicked up from the road and nothing serious. :lol:
PSS... see even I screw up with my VW...