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Old April 29th 04, 03:22 PM
Tom Boltwood
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Default Alfa 164 Tyre Pressures - Info needed



> From: "Emjay" >
> Organization: Customer of PlusNet
> Newsgroups: alt.autos.alfa-romeo
> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:13:15 +0100
> Subject: Alfa 164 Tyre Pressures - Info needed
>
> Hello folks,
>
> Picked up the 164 today, and despite it just being MOT'd and passing, I
> can't help but think that the tyre pressures are low.
>
> The owners manual is missing, so I can't easily look it up.Anyone have any
> idea what they should be ??
>
> For reference:
>
> Alfa 164 2.0 TS
>
> Tyres are Michelin Pilot Primacy 195/65 R15
>
> Thanks for looking
>
> Best regards
>
> Marcus
>

I'll have a look at the manual when I get a minute, but I always just have
30 psi all round. I've put 205s on mine, and it's made a big difference to
the understeer.
>


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Old April 29th 04, 09:09 PM
Emjay
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Thanks Tom

I checked them in the garage, and 3 were around 27 to 29 psi. Then new tyre
that the garage had fitted to get it thro the MOT was at 35 !

Anyway, I've set them all to 30. You're right about the understeer ! :-)

Cheers

Marcus


"Tom Boltwood" > wrote in message
...
>
>
> > From: "Emjay" >
> > Organization: Customer of PlusNet
> > Newsgroups: alt.autos.alfa-romeo
> > Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:13:15 +0100
> > Subject: Alfa 164 Tyre Pressures - Info needed
> >
> > Hello folks,
> >
> > Picked up the 164 today, and despite it just being MOT'd and passing, I
> > can't help but think that the tyre pressures are low.
> >
> > The owners manual is missing, so I can't easily look it up.Anyone have

any
> > idea what they should be ??
> >
> > For reference:
> >
> > Alfa 164 2.0 TS
> >
> > Tyres are Michelin Pilot Primacy 195/65 R15
> >
> > Thanks for looking
> >
> > Best regards
> >
> > Marcus
> >

> I'll have a look at the manual when I get a minute, but I always just have
> 30 psi all round. I've put 205s on mine, and it's made a big difference to
> the understeer.
> >

>



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Old April 30th 04, 08:39 AM
Jacopo
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On my 164 I had 205/55/R16 91W, and the pressure was 2.5 bar (handbook), but
for long travels @ maximum speed there was written to increase the pressure
of 0.5 bar. Mine were about 2.8 bar.
Bye

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Bolzano, Italia
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Old April 30th 04, 09:50 PM
Emjay
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Thanks for all the info - very much appreciated.

I've checked the tyre size again - they are definately 195 / 65 R15
Michelin Pilot Primacy

Has the previous owner fitted wrong rubber?

Best regards

Marcus



On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 07:39:32 GMT, "Jacopo" >
wrote:

>On my 164 I had 205/55/R16 91W, and the pressure was 2.5 bar (handbook), but
>for long travels @ maximum speed there was written to increase the pressure
>of 0.5 bar. Mine were about 2.8 bar.
>Bye
>
>--
>Jacopo
>Bolzano, Italia


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Old April 30th 04, 10:20 PM
MarkK
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"Emjay" > wrote in message
...
> Thanks for all the info - very much appreciated.
>
> I've checked the tyre size again - they are definately 195 / 65 R15
> Michelin Pilot Primacy
>
> Has the previous owner fitted wrong rubber?


No. It definitely says 195/60R15 in my manual (from a 1992 2.0TS), but I've
just checked some sales brochures for both pre- and post- facelift (1993)
models. All say 195/65R15 in the tech spec. I had a 2.0TS a few years ago,
and I've just checked my records - it had 195/65R15 tyres, so you're OK!
Sorry if I caused concern, but I blame the manual... I'm not sure you can
trust the pressures I gave either.

I got the manual I have from a stallholder at Spring Alfa Day a few years
ago. I bought it as a memento. It's possible that it was disposed of by the
importer due to misprints... who knows!

Mark


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Old April 30th 04, 11:06 PM
Emjay
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Phew - that's a relief - didnt fancy having to fork out so soon on new
tyres !

Ah well - I can rest easy for now.

Many thanks

Marcus




On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 22:20:31 +0100, "MarkK" >
wrote:

>"Emjay" > wrote in message
.. .
>> Thanks for all the info - very much appreciated.
>>
>> I've checked the tyre size again - they are definately 195 / 65 R15
>> Michelin Pilot Primacy
>>
>> Has the previous owner fitted wrong rubber?

>
>No. It definitely says 195/60R15 in my manual (from a 1992 2.0TS), but I've
>just checked some sales brochures for both pre- and post- facelift (1993)
>models. All say 195/65R15 in the tech spec. I had a 2.0TS a few years ago,
>and I've just checked my records - it had 195/65R15 tyres, so you're OK!
>Sorry if I caused concern, but I blame the manual... I'm not sure you can
>trust the pressures I gave either.
>
>I got the manual I have from a stallholder at Spring Alfa Day a few years
>ago. I bought it as a memento. It's possible that it was disposed of by the
>importer due to misprints... who knows!
>
>Mark
>


 




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