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1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

Postby oldschool1 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:47 pm

1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

A funny thing happened on the way to work. The rear of the car began to shake ... sideways. Once parked, here's what I found.

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Having spare tires is a cool thing.
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Re: 1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

Postby IndyDave » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:36 am

Good to see your tires have spare cars!
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Re: 1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

Postby CDW6212R » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:52 am

It's good to see no harm to you or the car.

Are those aramid fibers we read of in tire adds so much?
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Re: 1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

Postby K MANIAC » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:24 pm

How old is that tire, John? Time to replace it (obvious) and any other "like" tire (same manufacturer, model, age) as any like tire is ready to fail in the same manner at any time. Tires have a shelf life. Any tire more than 10 years old should be replaced or placed in limited use (spare, short trips in town only, or roller for storage), regardless of tread depth.

Tires are date coded and have been for over 30 years. Near the bead on the sidewall on one side of the tire you will find a string of letters and numbers starting with DOT. The segmented block of four digits on the right end of this string is the date code in two-digit week and two-digit year (wwyy) format. For example, if the four digits are say 3510, it means the tire was manufactured 35th week 2010. Likewise, 1800 means the 18th week of 2000. If you find only three digits, say 518, the tire was made 51st week of either 1998 or 1988. Any tire with a three digit date code should be scrapped or put in a museum.

An OCD guy like me knows the date codes on the tires of all my cars. I have a matched set of four on my Blass, made and installed by me in 2008. There is a matched set of four on the pewter LSC, made and purchased by the previous owner in 2010. I just put a matched set of tires on the sandstone LSC last September.

If you don't know the age of the tires on your car, now is a good time to check.
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Re: 1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

Postby oldschool1 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:40 am

hmm.
A CHALLENGE!

I genuinely think it was due to hitting potholes but I can check the date codes in the AM.
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Re: 1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

Postby oldschool1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:49 am

Six days later and here's what I found.

Wow.

How time flies when you're having fun.

KManiac was spot on when he said to check the dates. The set that had a blow out was produced (gasp) the 13th week of 2007. It lasted almost TEN YEARS of outdoor storage!
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A quick look at the other side of the blown tire showed some interesting findings.
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More to come ...
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Re: 1LNBM93E3JY824694 1988 LINCOLN MARK VII LSC TIRE

Postby 90 MarkVII BB » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:36 am

Good tires are probably the single best investment in any car. If you can't get your power to the road, what's the point?
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