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Old 09-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #351
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No. After 5 years you need new tires. The rubber starts to lose its oils and dries out. It will starts to crack and could cause a blow out or the tread will unravel.

And they make economy tires that last over 40k miles. The rubber is hard and you sacrifice a lot of grip.
I guess that means my Bridgestone RE090 tires must have been a huge sacrifice. I took them off my car in April 2011... With 124k miles on them.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #352
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No. After 5 years you need new tires. The rubber starts to lose its oils and dries out. It will starts to crack and could cause a blow out or the tread will unravel.

And they make economy tires that last over 40k miles. The rubber is hard and you sacrifice a lot of grip.
Yep yep
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #353
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I guess that means my Bridgestone RE090 tires must have been a huge sacrifice. I took them off my car in April 2011... With 124k miles on them.
Lol how in the world did you get that many miles on one set of tires!
Did you drive 5mph everywhere?

Sorry I'm calling bs.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #354
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Depends where you live. When I lived in Seattle, tires lasted a lot longer than they do here and I think its mainly the heat and huge amounts of direct sunlight. Not mileage wise, but as far as drying out and cracked rubber goes.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #355
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My anatomy hurts from laughing so hard at this thread! Awesomeness!!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:52 PM   #356
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No. After 5 years you need new tires. The rubber starts to lose its oils and dries out. It will starts to crack and could cause a blow out or the tread will unravel.
Does that mean that the spare tire in my 05 Baja and STi need replacing ?
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #357
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Does that mean that the spare tire in my 05 Baja and STi need replacing ?
No because it's not exposed to the elements, or in constant contact with a surface. (Not sure if smart ass)
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #358
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technically yes they should be replaced.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #359
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Lol how in the world did you get that many miles on one set of tires!
Did you drive 5mph everywhere?

Sorry I'm calling bs.
I got 70k out of my porenza 070's
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #360
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Lol how in the world did you get that many miles on one set of tires!
Did you drive 5mph everywhere?

Sorry I'm calling bs.
Call BS all you would like. I bought my car with 124k on it in march '11. It still had the factory tires on it, confirmed by the DOT dates. Sure it is very possible that the previous owner replaced the tires at some point. But to be able to find an OEM equipped tire with a DOT that pre-dates the production date of the car? I doubt it.

Regardless, I don't drive my car like the original owner. His job had him travelling constantly. Highway driving wears tires significantly slower than stop and go, city driving.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #361
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what was the dot code? some of them are confusing. betting you read it wrong. im sorry i just cant accept that he got that many miles on a summer tire. even if it was all highway
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #362
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what was the dot code? some of them are confusing. betting you read it wrong. im sorry i just cant accept that he got that many miles on a summer tire. even if it was all highway
They must have been some sort of diamond/Kevlar turbo tread.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #363
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Does that mean that the spare tire in my 05 Baja and STi need replacing ?
I would say yes. But the best thing to do is ask the dealer.. Just like a 25 year old car with 3 miles on it, it's still old.

I'm dealing with a 1995 olds cutlass ciera right now that has 80k miles on it.. The car is in 100x worse shape than one of my P71's with 180k on it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #364
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How the hell do you fix the issue with sludge once its that bad? Ive been told Filling with ATF and running at Idle only to clean out the sludge but i cant imagine it working with that.

Auto RX I believe is the product sold to help this situation out. bobistheoilguy.com has lots of success stories.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #365
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Call BS all you would like. I bought my car with 124k on it in march '11. It still had the factory tires on it, confirmed by the DOT dates. Sure it is very possible that the previous owner replaced the tires at some point. But to be able to find an OEM equipped tire with a DOT that pre-dates the production date of the car? I doubt it.

Regardless, I don't drive my car like the original owner. His job had him travelling constantly. Highway driving wears tires significantly slower than stop and go, city driving.
There's no way in hell you got 124k miles out of a set of tires, sorry. After reading your story above, that further reinforces it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #366
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what was the dot code? some of them are confusing. betting you read it wrong. im sorry i just cant accept that he got that many miles on a summer tire. even if it was all highway
I'm a long time auto tech. I didn't read the DOT wrong. I also don't still have the tires, as I had the new ones installed at my shop while I was on my two week R&R from my deployment. I was quite shocked that they were XX06 tires. And before one of you jackasses says "there is no XX" yes, I know. I just don't recall the week they were made. I just remember it was about a month or so prior to my cars 11/06 production date.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #367
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Possibly the guy had other set of wheels and tires and threw the stockers back on when it was sold? 124K is ridiculous even highway and going mostly straight with no corners
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:10 PM   #368
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Call BS all you would like. I bought my car with 124k on it in march '11. It still had the factory tires on it, confirmed by the DOT dates. Sure it is very possible that the previous owner replaced the tires at some point. But to be able to find an OEM equipped tire with a DOT that pre-dates the production date of the car? I doubt it.

Regardless, I don't drive my car like the original owner. His job had him travelling constantly. Highway driving wears tires significantly slower than stop and go, city driving.
Or.......

The original owner of that car did what I did when I bought my Legacy GT. I immediately took off the RE-92's. When I sold the car, I put the RE-92's back on the car. Original tires on the car with 91k miles on the car and 400 miles on the original tires.

I did get 72k miles out of a set of tires on my Mazda 6i.
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Or.......

The original owner of that car did what I did when I bought my Legacy GT. I immediately took off the RE-92's. When I sold the car, I put the RE-92's back on the car. Original tires on the car with 91k miles on the car and 400 miles on the original tires.

I did get 72k miles out of a set of tires on my Mazda 6i.
This. Thank you for bring some brains into this.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:48 PM   #370
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I'm a long time auto tech. I didn't read the DOT wrong. I also don't still have the tires, as I had the new ones installed at my shop while I was on my two week R&R from my deployment. I was quite shocked that they were XX06 tires. And before one of you jackasses says "there is no XX" yes, I know. I just don't recall the week they were made. I just remember it was about a month or so prior to my cars 11/06 production date.
If you are in fact a long time tech you should know better. Because what you were proposing was just silly.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:53 PM   #371
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Or.......

The original owner of that car did what I did when I bought my Legacy GT. I immediately took off the RE-92's. When I sold the car, I put the RE-92's back on the car. Original tires on the car with 91k miles on the car and 400 miles on the original tires.

I did get 72k miles out of a set of tires on my Mazda 6i.
Possible, but not probable when considering the condition of the original wheels.

Anyway, let's perhaps get this thread back on track with more "lack of maintenance" stories.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #372
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My dunlop SP600's that I bought off another STI owner started to crack after 4.5 years of use. I bought the tires with more than 90% tread. I was surprised they started cracking so badly, i took off the wheels that they are on and will not put them back on the car. My Dunlop SP600's on my OEM wheels are still fine and they are 2 months shy of 4 years by manufacture date. I have them on the car now. I wonder if they will last 5 years without seeing cracks in them.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #373
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Possible, but not probable when considering the condition of the original wheels.

Anyway, let's perhaps get this thread back on track with more "lack of maintenance" stories.
"My car is slipping a bit." There was this guy who came into the shop, and we took off some Bridgestone RE090's that he'd had on for 124 THOUSAND miles. (D*ck move, I know) :P
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:07 AM   #374
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"My car is slipping a bit." There was this guy who came into the shop, and we took off some Bridgestone RE090's that he'd had on for 124 THOUSAND miles. (D*ck move, I know) :P
Lol..
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:45 PM   #375
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Back on topic.

Car- 2000 passat v6 4motion
Symptoms- runs rough, smells like something is burning.

First step



okay, lets take a look


Yep, there is a spark plug under all that oil. All three plugs on that bank were that way, with the middle one just barely poking out of the oil. The oil was leaking down the engine and burning off on the exhaust manifolds... I can see why they put it off though, 75 bucks for a VC gasket set? At my cost? damn. They usually run $15-20 a side on most normal cars... Bit of a pita too. Fixed now, hopefully the next one isn't a VW.

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