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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:

Run-flat tyres, repair work
  WARNING Tyres with run-flat properties must be replaced after they have been run deflated. Adhere to the special assembly instructions → Chapter. ...

2-pack fine filler
Designation:   2-pack fine filler -LSP 784 002 A2- Issued 06/2011 Product description The 2-pack fine filler is a very fine, thixotropic polyester filler. ...

Assembly overview - wheel bearing assembly
1 -  Splash plate 2 -  Bolt 12 Nm 3 -  Wheel bearing unit Removing and installing → Chapter Cannot be repaired 4 -  Bolt ...

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