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    Seem to remember a huge wall chart by Dunlop which was usually found on the wall in the tyre bay. It did have a good picture of a tyre after aquaplaning, which was very helpful in convincing the chief pilot that the tyre damage, needing all four mains changing, was NOT due to a failed anti skid system!
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Smoking View Post
    Yeah, good call. I must say that "the specialist tool shown" looks like my front door key.
    Schoolboy error, never use your own key as a specialist tool to me are tyre cut depth or open cans of grease etc, always use the works van or office key.

    As for spinning the tyre, that's always been a 'No No' for me. The hardest part of any wheel change was dragging out the kit and jacking the thing up, once you've done the hard graft you might as well change the fcuking thing. If it's bad enough to hide it's bad enough to replace...
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    Got to agree BNM. Once jacked the rest is (can be) quick. Spinning the wheel on a line turnaround, unless its really pissing down, there may be a flight crew guy doing his walkround and unless a candidate for specsavers would see the activity around the wheel!
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    There were a few occasions I saw a deep cut, but not see any fabric! I'm quite sure at the depth of the cut, it would have at least passed the 1st tread reinforcement ply. Anyone can explain this?

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    I think one of most useful pieces of information was in the B737 AMM that gave you good info on limits and also the proviso OK to continue but change at 'Next Maintenance opportunity' This gave you a warm feeling if its a tight turn round or major delays going on, allowing you time to get prepared for it's return and not take a delay.These days I think AMM's have been got at by the Lawyers and any good useful stuff like that is leaving the Manuals.

    Flew with TAP recently A320 LHR to LIS and had to chuckle going down the steps as I could see a wheel trolley arriving with a new main wheel in as we taxied in, how clever I thought was the crew to have spotted a dodgy main wheel whilst extending the gear into main base LIS.

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    I often ponder the reason why you only get defects on alternate sectors....?
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