Oil change today, had 'em look at the leaky tire too. Tried to scare me
with the yellow gunge on the oil filler cap (antifreeze!) until the
manager came in and declared it normal. Quick Google, appears this is
indeed normal in the winter. Didn't see the "layering" on the dipstick
someone mentioned and my antifreeze is fine...
They recommended an additive called "MOA". I'm not familiar with that
one, but the guy who I talked to never heard of Seafoam either, so I
suppose we're even :)
What would y'all recommend?
Not so much luck with the tire. These are Michelin LTX M&S tires,
recommended by y'all back in 2005. They have perhaps 45,000 miles on
them, with many, many more to go... except...
This shop (different than the last two) FINALLY found the cause of the
slow leak - a screw, been there long enough the head is gone - but on
the inside edge of the tire, along the sidewall near the tread. Bugger.
They left it alone, they can't fix it, they use only regular "inside"
patches. From past experience this is the worse place to get a
puncture, but before I try to figure out how I'm going to afford
replacing these tires, I wanted to get additional opinions.
Is this a lost cause? Would a shop who uses the "rope" type plug be
able to fix my tire? Would tire slime work to keep this tire good for a
I bought these before I knew I had to replace all 5 tires, so my spare
is an unused OEM tire. From what I understand about 4x4s now, utterly
worthless to me, and just being used for weight (Dodge Dakota SLT club
cab 4x4 for those of you that don't know me).
If I need to buy new, these still a good deal? Or perhaps the LTX M/S2
- what's the difference between the two?
Hey, without me and my old Dak it'd still be way too quiet around here :)