Y61 Wheel allignment

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Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by Ivor » 21 Feb 2018 08:30

I think I screwed up... :thumbdown:

Had new tyres fitted to my 2013 4.8 Y61 and thought it a good idea to let them check the wheel alignment.

The patrol did not pull left/right at all beforehand but the shop told me that the left front was quite a bit out of spec.

In a moment of weakness I said they should adjust it to within spec.

Now the patrol is pulling to the left.

Anybody had a similar experience?

I am thinking that perhaps the weird setting on the left was to compensate for something and that the specs provided to the alignment shop machines does not include this.

I suppose this is the classical case of "if it ain't broken, don't fix it".

Your advise would be much appreciated. Perhaps a shop that you can recommend to do it right. I sort of trust the shop that did the work for me, but you know, garbage info in, then garbage results will follow.

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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by Tinus lotz » 21 Feb 2018 08:34

Go to autowiel centurion west speak to barend he will sort you out where are you from?

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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by hugejp » 21 Feb 2018 08:43

Barend did my Patrol close on 100k ago & still tracking true...
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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by Ivor » 21 Feb 2018 08:48

Thanks for the pointers.

I am in clearwater fly fishing estate, elardus park area.

We have two patrols in the estate I know of.

I will take it to Barend.

That solves the "who to take it to" question.

Any ideas about why this might happen?

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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by AdrianPowrie » 21 Feb 2018 10:27

+1!!
Barend and his team know their berries... :oldtimer:
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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by Ivor » 21 Feb 2018 11:40

@hugojp -->

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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Feb 2018 19:13

THere is only one adjustment on a Patrol's wheel alignment.

That is the tow in/out. The steering box is mounted ont he right-hand side of the car (unless yours is left-hnd-drive). From there, it links to the left front wheel.
that in turn links to the right front wheel.

In other words, the only possible adjustment is to the RIGHT front wheel.

However, the patrols are known to pull left, and it could just be that something in the previous set of tires was preventing that to some extent.
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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by hugejp » 21 Feb 2018 20:58

Ivor wrote:
21 Feb 2018 11:40
@hugojp -->

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kan ook wees

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Net so!!!
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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by SCUBA Patrol » 22 Feb 2018 07:42

Peter Connan wrote:
21 Feb 2018 19:13
THere is only one adjustment on a Patrol's wheel alignment.

That is the tow in/out. The steering box is mounted ont he right-hand side of the car (unless yours is left-hnd-drive). From there, it links to the left front wheel.
that in turn links to the right front wheel.

In other words, the only possible adjustment is to the RIGHT front wheel.

However, the patrols are known to pull left, and it could just be that something in the previous set of tires was preventing that to some extent.
I agree with Peter on the pulling left, the Volvo's also pull to the left, was told "it is a safety feature as it will prevent you from moving into on-coming traffic in the event of you falling asleep behind the wheel". FYBUI
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Re: Y61 Wheel allignment

Post by Alex Roux » 22 Feb 2018 11:36

SCUBA Patrol wrote:
22 Feb 2018 07:42
I agree with Peter on the pulling left, the Volvo's also pull to the left, was told "it is a safety feature as it will prevent you from moving into on-coming traffic in the event of you falling asleep behind the wheel". FYBUI
Apologies for hijacking the thread.

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