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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:

Operating and display unit
Overview of control and display unit 1 -  Heated driver seat regulator Optional Seat heater has 3 heat settings. Current setting is shown by LED. If no LED is lit, seat heating is switched off. 2 -  ...

Removing and installing bracket for onboard supply control unit -J519-, RHD vehicles
Removing –  With ignition switched off, disconnect earth cable from battery → Chapter. –  Remove dash panel → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.70. ...

Folding the backrests on the rear bench seat forwards and backwards
Fig. 95 Rear bench seat: release button ①; red marking ② First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The rear seat is split for folding. Each part of the rear bench seat can be folded down to increase the size of the luggage compartment. Folding the rear ...

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