Re: Eating tyres
Alfa's wear tyres unevenly only if front/rear/both tracking is wrong, or suspension parts are worn or damaged.
Your car is exhibiting the classic symptom of excessive toe out. Because the road crossfall or camber requires the steering to be turned slightly to the right to compensate, if the wheels are initially toed out, the left wheel comes into line and the right wheel is even more toed out, causing wear on the inside of the right wheel only.
What should you do now? Swap the front wheels over, which puts the evenly worn tyre on the right. If the steering wheel is central, lengthen each track rod by a quarter of a turn. If the steering wheel is not central then lengthen ONE track rod by half a turn. Be sure to make a chalk mark on the track rod and track rod end before you loosen it, to give a reference.
If the right tyre is showing even wear after a few hundred miles, fit a new pair of tyres. If not, make a further adjustment.
P6000's are not directional, if fitting only a pair of tyres the new tyres should ALWAYS go on the rear.
Last edited by ak164; 15-07-06 at 18:11.