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#1 PowderblueKes

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Hey,

 

I'm a bloody idiot. Let's get it out the way.

 

Driving a 2004 Xsara Picasso HDi Exclusive. 

 

Was told I needed to replace 1 of the main tyres, and with 2 others advisory to be changed on the last MOT. Spare wheel was also advised to be replaced. 

 

Smart man here thought to replace all 4 tyres and use the only good one to replace the spare, thinking I'd be a clever man. However, now I can't get the spare wheel carriage back up because the wheel is too big and I've no longer got the spare tyre to know what the dimensions are.

 

Can anyone advise on a tyre size for the spare wheel please so I can get it replaced?

 

As I say, bloody idiot.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

If my memory serves me correctly the tyre sizes are on a sticker inside the door pillar (drivers side I think), along with the paint code.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:47 AM

I'm sure mine is  a standard sized wheel...   and fits in fine *with a bit of persuasion and awkward lying on the ground....  I'm on 195/60/15s, but my last car was 185/60/15

 

Edit:  is the wheel the right way in - upside down ?   (can't remember if it matters - not been under there in a while  :)  ) 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:16 AM

Should be a bog standard wheel and tyre, as grey says upside down with the plastic box of tricks inside the dish, it is a lot of wiggling and bouncing to get it fully into the rack but it should go, ps put some grease on the retaining screw before it decides to seize up



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:54 AM

It's a 195/65/15/H tyre on the spare.

 

Will try and get some WD40/grease on the retaining screw, it's unscrewed low but I can't get it any lower as it disconnects from the carriage when I apply anymore lefty-loosey pressure to the screw.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:07 AM

I'm sure mine is  a standard sized wheel...   and fits in fine *with a bit of persuasion and awkward lying on the ground....  I'm on 195/60/15s, but my last car was 185/60/15

 

Edit:  is the wheel the right way in - upside down ?   (can't remember if it matters - not been under there in a while   :)  ) 

 

Yeah, the box of magic is in the gap. The awkward lying on a gravel drive trying to push up whilst also trying to get the carriage catch under is tearing my back up. 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

Usually I ended up with grazed knuckles when the tray was unlatched and dropped to the road



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:44 AM

If you let the air out it is a much easier fit B)


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:53 AM

If you let the air out it it a much easier fit B)

 

Oh you legend.

 

I refer you to my first statement of "I'm a bloody idiot"


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:53 AM

Thanks again for all the responses folks, you've been amazing.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:11 AM

If you let the air out it is a much easier fit B)

 

Fill it with helium to make it lighter



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:46 PM

Fill it with helium to make it lighter

 

Now it's less helpful advice...



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:30 PM

Hi all. Just wait till you have to get at the spare wheel on a wet and dark night, lying on your back trying to get at it. One of the best reasons for joining the RAC whoever.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for all the help folks.

 

Armed with confidence, I went at it again last night. Most of the problem was the release hook screw being rusty so I couldn't lower the screw enough. Brute force did the job and it's all in.

 

Thanks again!


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