[Healeys] Tyre Pressures

Tim Ward timwarduk at aol.com
Mon Aug 7 02:39:59 MDT 2017

After two Bars who gives a PSI?


Thanks to everyone who responded




From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: 06 August 2017 23:56
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


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



Tel: 07855 388 751





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