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Old 08-27-2017, 05:35 PM
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Exclamation Not Vlad's tire!

No, this is not Vlad's tire!
I had someone ask me about a leak he had on one of his brakes, he thought it was leaking from the o-ring. I suggested that he take it to a buddy of mine who was closer to him and retired, he'd have more time than I did right now. I actually replaced a cracked leaking brake line for him back in Nov. last year, while I was at it I flipped his tires, greased his bearings, and checked his brake pads also. At that time he was wanting a condition inspection and had a list of things that needed attention. He received the list when he bought the plane, from someone that had a pre-buy insp. done and decided to not buy it. I told him that I did not have the time to do that kind work and suggested that he find a shop that could spend the time on it that it needed. He told me a couple months later that he got the condition insp. done by someone else. It was down for a few weeks. Now today is 9 months from when I worked on the tires and brakes and maybe 7 months since a condition insp. was done by someone else. He showed up at my buddies hangar today to get the leak fixed. When he took the wheel pant off he could not believe it. He told him right away that he had bigger problems than a leak. He showed him the tire and the guy said he did not know it was like that. The other side was almost as bad. The brake pads were worn so bad that the o-ring on the puck was coming so far out that it was leaking but not because the o-ring was bad, because the pads were nearly gone. He said he wondered why they were making so much noise. Yes, that is the inter tube poking out of the 1" hole. So I guess this answers the question, when should I change my tires. Well da, when the tube pokes out. You would actually have to look at them to see this though.
My buddy told him to go buy a lottery ticket, because he was a very lucky guy!

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Old 08-27-2017, 06:11 PM
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I would love to see that picture rather than a big minus sign.
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:39 PM
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Default Can other see the image?

I can see the image both on my computer and my iphone.
Can others see it?
Not sure why that is happening :-(

Try this link:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OI...g=w460-h613-no
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:43 PM
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I can see it now. Holy smokes - wow. What a picture. That is a big problem just waiting to happen.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:04 PM
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This is unbelievable. Someone needs to introduce this owner to the word "preflight".
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:36 PM
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My buddy told him to go buy a lottery ticket, because he was a very lucky guy!
I would suggest a clue instead of a lottery ticket, they work more often.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:52 PM
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On a positive note, they must be very robust inner tubes.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:43 AM
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If I am reading this correctly, he went from a treaded tire to worn-though in 7 months. But not only worn though in one spot, he also managed to take all the tread off the entire face of the tire. That seems nearly impossible to do??
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:58 AM
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If I am reading this correctly, he went from a treaded tire to worn-though in 7 months. But not only worn though in one spot, he also managed to take all the tread off the entire face of the tire. That seems nearly impossible to do??
Re read the original post....9 months prior the tires had been flipped. But still a lot of wear in 9 months flying.
still........amazing! One lucky guy!
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:02 AM
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If I am reading this correctly, he went from a treaded tire to worn-though in 7 months. But not only worn though in one spot, he also managed to take all the tread off the entire face of the tire. That seems nearly impossible to do??
Agreed. You can't go from some tread to completely warn through tread in 9 months through normal flying unless something else is going on.
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