vrgelinas at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 13:56:42 PST 2015
I was able to get the wheel off today, and didn't find any play in it,
thankfully. I took a couple of shots of the front suspension on the side I
suspect to be bad (where I hear the rubbing and where the tyre is flat).
I've shared them in my Dropbox if anyone cares to look at them and offer
their 1/50 of a dollar.
If you need more angles, please let me know. She's not going anywhere and
nor am I, for the most part!
On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 5:08 PM, Steve Sears <steve.sears at soil-mat.on.ca>
> If the mechanic who did the safety removed a tire to check the brake
> pads, it is possible that they forgot to torque up the wheel bolts when the
> car was off the lift. You may have been singing "you picked a fine time to
> leave me loose wheel" :-)
> 2001 allroad 6MT
> [1987 5kTQ] - sold
> 1980 5k
> 1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
> 1961 Zweirad Union DKW 158 Violetta - wall art
> 1930-something DKW F? Projekt - on the back burner
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> To: Vincent Gelinas <vrgelinas at gmail.com>, Grant Lenahan
> <glenahan at vfemail.net>
> Cc: "AudiFans \(Qlist\) S4 Qlist" <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Steering Oscillations
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> Couldn't all this just be a tire going out of round without any other
> failure? I wonder if the sound could just be the side wall or tread rubbing
> the inner fender well or strut tower intermittenly.
> Hopefully that is it since the tire is ruined anyway. I would use the
> widow maker to lift the car to spin the wheel and listen. That can be done
> without getting underneath of it.
> Just my tax-free 2 cents...
> On Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:12 PM, Vincent Gelinas <
> vrgelinas at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree, the timing was pretty funny. I was going to throw a reference to
> the Dacia Sandero under the good news part, but I couldn't find a good
> place for it.
> I'll get it up on a lift as soon as I can and report back.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jan 24, 2015, at 12:57, Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net> wrote:
> > yep
> >> On Jan 24, 2015, at 12:17 PM, Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com>
> >> On the abstract side of things, here is what I find alarming:
> >> "Good news! My car passed inspection and I have a [safety] sticker!
> >> Bad news! On the way home, something in my front end started squeaking,
> there was a soft pop going around a curve, then my steering wheel started
> oscillating violently, so I limped home."
> >> Please tell the world which shop failed to identify this imminent
> >> I realize not everything that can break necessarily shows signs just
> before it goes, but the timing couldn't be more hilarious.
> >> - Huw
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