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Had a blowout on the M3 tonight, on the rear. Shame as the tyre was in great condition. Do I have any kinda come back on the manufacturer? The way its split all the way round on the inside wall gives me the impression its a manufacturing fault, but it could just be the way blow outs happen.

Unfortunately, I have a feeling this might force my hand, and lead me to park the GTA up for the next 6 months or so. It needed lower arms and a few other bits, and now another tyre. For the cost of a tyre I can tax the old rover I used last winter, and will give me 6 months cheap motoring. I'm yet to decide...
 
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You'd struggle to get the manufacturer to accept blame.

What 'was' the brand??
 
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It's a PS3, was in great condition with tons of tread left.
A damn good tyre............but the manufacturer will blame the fitter at best :(

I know what you'll say............but are you sure that the wall wasn't hit against anything between the fitting and the incident??
 
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1 million percent. It went on the inside, and my alloys are unmarked
I still think you'll get no refund mate :(

Slightly OT, but are you going to do the arms and other work you mentioned yourself??.it's worth it to save the labour.
 

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33 is the 147 GTA spec.....what is it on the 156??
2.5 Bar Front (just over 36PSI)
2.3 Bar Rear (about 33.5PSI)

A lot simpler if you use Bar rather than PSI...

That is for reduced loads.
For full loads it is 2.8 Bar Front & 2.6 Bar Rear.
 
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2.5 Bar Front (just over 36PSI)
2.3 Bar Rear (about 33.5PSI)

A lot simpler if you use Bar rather than PSI...

That is for reduced loads.
For full loads it is 2.8 Bar Front & 2.6 Bar Rear.
Running at 32 psi really 'shouldn't' cause an issue then.
 
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It is still under pressure, which is never a good idea...
A fair point, and I'm also a stickler for running tyres to the maufacturers recommendations, but a pound or two under wouldn't warrant a blow out.
 

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New PS3 ordered from Camskill for £107. Local shop is gonna fit it for a fiver.

That makes £112 all in. Much better than the £150 quote I got earlier in the day.
 
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