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Some one is watching out for me!! Got Real Lucky!
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Willy-N    Posted 02-13-2005 at 18:58:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well some one is watching over me because when cleaning the parts on the brakes today I found a problem. Both rear rims on one side had 10+ inch long cracks on the back sides near the lugs!!!! You could not see them from the outside but they were about 1/8" deep and I was just getting ready to loose both tires on one side. That would have been a disaster on a curve in the mountians loaded with water! Up set the Tire Guy did not catch this when he mounted my new tires! So I inspected all of them real close today. I watch for cracks all the time around the lugs but these did not show unless you pull the rims off the truck and looked behind them. Real scary thinking about what could have happen if I had not decided to do a brake job on it. Mark H.


Peanut    Posted 02-13-2005 at 20:52:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good thing someone was watching out for you Mark. Glad to see you posting.


Willy-N    Posted 02-14-2005 at 07:26:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do watch out for myself also but this was some special help in catching this now!! If I had not done the brakes it would have been missed till the rims broke off the hub or I saw the cracks forming on the outside when I check them. PS the brakes were not that bad and could have been used for another season but I wanted to change them anyway. Mark H.


Burrhead    Posted 02-13-2005 at 19:22:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy they may not have been cracked when the tireman did his thing. I do my own tire/brake work and sometimes a good drum will be cracked on next inspection.

What kind of spindles do you have?? You would'nt have a brake on that wheel if the drum burst but the wheels should stay in place alright.


Burrhead--brainfart    Posted 02-13-2005 at 19:24:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
went back and reread. rims--not drums. gotta remember that. But anyway the wheels may have cracked after the tire work.


Willy-N    Posted 02-13-2005 at 19:27:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
12 miles on the new tires and the cracks were in plain veiw from a distants. They are also rusted in the cracks been there a while. No excuse for him missing them. The 12 miles were with out water in the tank to. Mark H.


Burrhead    Posted 02-13-2005 at 19:36:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep wit no more time and distance than that there aint much excuse for missing the cracks.


Willy-N    Posted 02-13-2005 at 19:43:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was his job to look at the rims. I would have bought new ones from him if they were bad and he could have made more money off me. I think he has some liability when mounting tires on bad rims when the problems are clear as day when they are off the truck. I sure know when I was doing electrical contracting work anything I touched I inspected for problems befor putting it together again. Mark H.


Burrhead    Posted 02-13-2005 at 20:08:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
me too Mark. Anything I do for hire is garantole. It gets inspected pretty close and if they don't want to fix it right I don't fix it.


Willy-N    Posted 02-13-2005 at 20:15:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
This guy is picky to he does all my tire work and knows I am picky about what goes on and how much wear is on tires befor changing them. He can re/sell the ones I take off! I usaly watch but this time I left the truck there to have it done. Cracks happen in big trucks often so you watch for them all the time. He knows that so he should have checked them while they were off for safety reasons. That is part of his job. Mark H.


mark    Posted 02-13-2005 at 19:09:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man alive! I'd be sreaming in the tire guys ear
come morning. even on staright and level it
could very easily sling ya into the oncoming
lane.


Willy-N    Posted 02-13-2005 at 19:24:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
He gets a call in the morning! They were on the drivers side to! He better not even think of charging me for changing them onto new rims either. I paid to have a profresional do this, he should have inspected them befor mounting them. I only have 12 miles on these tires driving it home to be parked for the winter. Just blows me away thinking about it!! Mark H.


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