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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Foreign Object Damage

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

Foreign Object Damage

Tire Sidewall Swelling
A swelling in the flank of the tire indicates that the substructure of the carcass has been damaged.     Typical ...

Disintegrated Tread
Tires with Torn-Out Tread Such damage usually develops over a longer period of time. If an already damaged tire is exposed to high stress, the ...

Other materials:

Fitting the removable ball coupling
Fig. 91 Overview: removable ball coupling First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The removable ball coupling is located under the luggage compartment floor with the vehicle toolkit. Key for : Cap Ball coupling Retaining balls Catch for locking ...

First aid kit and warning triangle
Fig. 153 In the luggage compartment: holder for the first aid kit Fig. 154 In the luggage compartment. A: Warning triangle under the loading edge, B: Warning triangle in the vehicle tools First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings First aid kit A first-ai ...

Two-Part Spray Filling Paste
Definition: Two-Part Spray Filling Paste -ALN 788 007- Edition 06/2011 Product Description The Two-Part Spray Filling Paste -ALN 788 007- is a two-part spray filling paste us ...

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