[Healeys] Tyre Pressures

Peter & Veronica greylinn at ozemail.com.au
Sun Aug 6 18:07:29 MDT 2017

Kilopascals? In Oz we want PSI!

From: Bob Spidell 
Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 8:56 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net 
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Tyre Pressures

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:


    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


    BJ8, original Metallic Golden Beige

    Tim Ward

    Warwick House

    12 Mill Road


    NN7 4BB

    Tel: 07855 388 751


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