4 new tyres fitted, check esp light came on twice!

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by chris mcm, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. chris mcm

    chris mcm

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    No. Had a load of suspension work done on it this week but that warning only came on after I fitted the new tyres and had the tracking done.
     

  2. Jamz72

    Jamz72

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    The tyre width will make the overall diameter bigger and therefore the rear axle will be rotating at a slightly different speed than before (more so than worn tread to new tread). Might not be an issue if you change 215 all round to 225 all round because the difference will be uniform
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
  3. chris mcm

    chris mcm

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    There is nothing on the tyre saying outside or an arrow or anything, just the rim protector thing.

    eagle-f1-asymmetric-2-side.jpg
     
  4. chris mcm

    chris mcm

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    Came on while driving there :worried:
    its never ending with this car
     
  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    sorry to hear that..you will get it sorted in no time and the romance is back :thumbup:
    we all have been there..it gets sorted and you love it again.
     
  6. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    if in doubt and all the guessing get it plugged in to read the ecu codes....

    tyres don't always have a "fit this side out" or rotational arrows on it all depends on the tread pattern and/or construction they are symmetrical or asymmetrical etc
     
  7. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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  8. chris mcm

    chris mcm

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    At the risk of jumping the gun I think the problem is sorted. Whoever done the tracking completely ballsed it up,the readings where way off when hooked up to the 4 wheel laser alignment. Was on the motorway home and no warning lights and the steering wheel is now centred, I hope that's the end of this. I have the before and after printout in the car.
    and for anyone else wondering about the fitting markings on the tyres there is a TINY bit of writing on the sidewall with loads of different languages on it, the last language is English and it says exterior on it!
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Bad cop

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    Good to hear!

    When you posted this pic up with the tyres, I went out and looked at mine cos I have the same tyre, couldnt find it lol! I assumed there was jusst an interior marking for the fitters.
     
  10. Paddy_R

    Paddy_R Platinum Member

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    Look on the other side of the tyre. There is a HUGE inside written on it. You'd have to be an idiot to put Eagle F1s on the wrong way round.

    I always use Modern Tyres on Mill Street Newtownards for my alignment checks. Good folks who know what they are at. Not too far from Belfast either.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
  11. chris mcm

    chris mcm

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    I take it the tracking being way off was confusing the car then?
     

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