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Old 17th September 2008, 18:04   #376
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There is a screw in the Jeep tyre. Considering it is a tubetype tyre, I should have had a flat tyre. But that is not the case, what gives?
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There is a screw in the Jeep tyre. Considering it is a tubetype tyre, I should have had a flat tyre. But that is not the case, what gives?
Sharath,

good that the screw has not screwed the tube . I think it is the tread depth of your tyre that has saved it -- assuming that the screw is of a small size and is just embedded in the tyre tread.

Maybe you may have a flat if you try to remove it.
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Old 17th September 2008, 18:19   #378
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Thread depth seemed to have saved you BUT remove it ASAP and see if you are getting a pressure drop, if so get the tube fixed and check for scarring and multiple pokes it might have taken.
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Since it is tube type, it is because the screw is too small for a full penetration (no double meaning intended). Therefore it should be safe to pull out with pliers. However, pull it out when you are near a repair shop, just to be on the safe side.
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There is a screw in the Jeep tyre. Considering it is a tubetype tyre, I should have had a flat tyre. But that is not the case, what gives?
Amazing, that a tube tyre did not suffer a puncture.

Once, I've had a 3 inch nail sitting pretty in my TL Michelin AT-Xs which I realised only during my routine nitrogen check that happens once in six months. I was actually surprised that the tyre did not suffer a puncture


After which I've made it mandatory to self inspect all the tyres as soon as i finish an off road expedition.
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Amazing, that a tube tyre did not suffer a puncture.
It turned out to be a half inch screw, no puncture though.

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After which I've made it mandatory to self inspect all the tyres as soon as i finish an off road expedition.
That way I have to do it everytime I take it out, here all roads are off-road.
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I am seeing that one of the lambda hubs is bleeding lubricant. Before I take it to the mechanic, I wanted to how this can happen. The other one is totally dry.
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I am seeing that one of the lambda hubs is bleeding lubricant. Before I take it to the mechanic, I wanted to how this can happen. The other one is totally dry.
I was wondering how oil is coming out from this. Free wheeling hubs needs to packed with grease.

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I am seeing that one of the lambda hubs is bleeding lubricant. Before I take it to the mechanic, I wanted to how this can happen. The other one is totally dry.
I too had the same problem. in my case one of the hub bolt was not tightened properly. i just tightened it myself and now i don't see any leakage.
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I am seeing that one of the lambda hubs is bleeding lubricant. Before I take it to the mechanic, I wanted to how this can happen. The other one is totally dry.
Are you sure it's oil? There was a whole Sam Kapasi inspired thread on street dogs and what they do to cars awhile back...

Is it grease or lighter stuff than that, oil? Have you looked at the hub from inside the wheel? Maybe somebody over oiled the splines or maybe they messed up when they packed your bearings. My guess is all this is. Hub bolt sounds plausible.

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Excess grease coming out?

When was the last time this was opened and what was done?
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Does the differential contain oil? My suspicions are - (1) If any oil seal from the diff. is leaking, or (2) if grease has MELTED (poor quality grease, long running on overload, failure to maintain proper intervals between bearing grease changes etc).
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Every possible lubricant was changed after the Coorg OTR in July. Even the hubs were re-greased in July.
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Sorry! Off Topic but these were so hilarious!
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because the screw is too small for a full penetration (no double meaning intended).
By saying that you forced me to think.

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Are you sure it's oil? There was a whole Sam Kapasi inspired thread on street dogs and what they do to cars awhile back...
You always manage to pull a good one off everytime!!
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I too had the same problem. in my case one of the hub bolt was not tightened properly. i just tightened it myself and now i don't see any leakage.
Turned out to be the same problem. The mechanic opened the hub and checked, then he put it back with some kind of gum to avoid future problem.

I even had fule leak issue after the recent full tank. I got the tank removed and had it thoroughly checked. There was no leak in the tank. But the diesel was leaking through the the cap when it was full.

The driver seat had become loose, the welding had come off. Got it rewelded with electric weld. The gas weld can't be done without removing the cushions.

Total bill came to 170 bucks, out of that 80 was for the auto to take the tank to Udupi and back.
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