98 civic LX (canadian) 225000kms. 5 spd
Last night driving home from Pizza Hut, noticed a humming and abnormal noise
from drivers rear tire. Pulled over and looked, lugs tight etc, it was dark
so I did a 'feel' test around the circumference of the tire, and found a
screw at an almost right angle, facing towards the inside of the tire about 1
inch from the outer wall. (it was in the tread).
I backed it out with my screwdriver, expecting a loud HISS when it came out.
It was about 1.75 inches long, probably a #8 screw or so. Well no hiss, and
the tire appears to be holding air no problem, no slow leak as of this
My question, did I dodge a bullet and don't have to worry about getting a
plug or anything? Would this have caused any damage that will become more
apparent on the highway when exposed to heat and normal driving conditions?
I know there will be no hard and fast ruling here, just looking for opinions.
Terry in Winnipeg. :)
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