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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Damage caused by foreign bodies

Driving over hard, pointed objects like nails, screws and the like can pierce the tyre.
This always leads to tyre damage.
   
Damage due to embedded foreign body
Often, the object -marking- is so securely embedded in the tyre that it will not free itself even at higher speeds. Consequently, it can act as a plug and seal the tyre relatively well. This results in a gradual loss of pressure, which the driver will not notice immediately, but which can lead to sudden and complete tyre failure.
  Note
No repair should be attempted on a steel-belted tyre of which the structure has been punctured by a foreign body.
 

Damage caused by foreign bodies

Swellings in the tyre sidewall
A swelling in the sidewall of the tyre indicates that the substructure of the carcass has been damaged.     Typic ...

Stripped profile
Tyres with stripped profile Such damage usually develops over a longer period of time. If an already damaged tyre is exposed to high stress, the ...

Other materials:

Adjusting door
Special tools and workshop equipment required   Door alignment tool -3320-   Universal joint for 3320 -3320/1-   Bit for 3320 -3320/2-   ...

Removing and installing front air distribution flap control motor -V426-, RHD vehicles
Special tools and workshop equipment required Vehicle diagnostic tester First carry out the following work: –  Switch off all electrical consumers. –  ...

Removing air conditioner compressor from and installing to bracket, Golf GTE
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331- (5…50 Nm) Removing –  Observe safety precautions → C ...

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