This sunday i had a flat tire, i tought it was a screw or a nail, as i was backing up with the wheel turned out so my friends could look for screws or nails they called me out to look at the tire, the inner shoulder was to the cord and beoynd, it was totally gone!
Fortunatelly i was able to borrow two wheels from my fríend Roger so i could get home.
I tought something may have run loose and was shaving the tire.
Today i went down to my local mecanic and eleveted the car for inspection from underneath, no signs what so ever on any
contact at all with anything in the wheelwell or nearby, not the lower support arm, not the swaybar, no nothing.
There are absolutely no play what so ever in any bushings or tie rod ends or wheelbearing, every thing is Mercedes tight.
We measured the distance between the tires on the frontside and the backside of the front tires to determine if there was a exessive toe out or toe in, but this very unscientific way did not gave any answer.
The size of the tires are 255" / 35x 19", the rims are Brabus 19" x 9,5" with 10 mm spacer at front and the brand of the tires is Nokian Z line, this is at least the third set of Nokians a have used and i have not had any problems at all before, i have orderd two new Nokians
to be delivered at friday.
Tomorrow i am going to try to get a wheel aligment but i do not think it is out by much if at all.
Does anyone have a clue?
The left front tire is totally alright with a mild wear pattern as expected.
Could it be a factory defect tire?
I will take the protocol from the wheelalignment and send to Nokia if there are no obvius errors in the alignements.