[Healeys] Tyre Pressures

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Sun Aug 6 16:56:22 MDT 2017

What's all this 'bar' stuff?  That how many bars you can hit before you 
have to check your tyre pressure?

Us Yankees want to know kilopascals ;)


On 8/6/2017 7:28 AM, Oudesluys wrote:
> Just returned from the Italian/French mountain passes. Loads of fun, 
> even with a fully laden Kia Rio I was repatriating, also thanks to the 
> climate control on board. If you are returning during the weekend I 
> strongly advise you to avoid the Toll roads and Motorways, they may be 
> very crowded and slow, are expensive, very, very boring and the 
> services and meals are lousy.
> Tap in "avoid motor ways and/or toll roads" on your (up to date!!!!) 
> GPS or smart phone and enjoy the really excellent secondary and 
> smaller roads. It will take a bit longer but is so more pleasant with 
> nice places to see, many excellent small restaurants, hotels on the 
> way, plenty of arm muscle exercise and the petrol is way cheaper. Just 
> be aware that petrol is mainly sold along the road near the larger 
> towns and at the hyper markets e.g. Intermarché, very well indicated 
> beforehand often near industrial estates. Do carry a 10 litre jerrycan 
> with petrol, just in case.
> Tyre pressure also depends on temperature, I had over 40ºC with tarmac 
> melting. I would settle for around 2bar for this size of tyre in general.
> Kees Oudesluijs
> Op 6-8-2017 om 12:11 schreef Tim Ward:
>> Hi
>> Getting the car ready for a drive to the South of France taking in 
>> the Route des Grandes Alpes all the way to Menton. Then back mostly 
>> on Motorways.
>> So the drive will be a mixture of Motorways and Mountain Pass Roads.
>> Question therefore is what Bar Pressure should I put in for the 
>> different roads.
>> I have 72 spoke wheels all fitted with relatively new Vredestein 
>> Tyres 185/70, HR15, 89H
>> As usual I look forward to the benefit of your collective wisdom
>> Many thanks
>> Tim
>> BJ8, original Metallic Golden Beige
>> Tim Ward
>> Warwick House
>> 12 Mill Road
>> Kislingbury
>> NN7 4BB
>> Tel: 07855 388 751
>> http://www.shuttermagic.co.uk/

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