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Post by Raxacorico » Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:45 am

If you adjust your tyre pressures you have to go into settings (Tyres, on the Vehicle screen) and SET. The car then OKs this and SAVES the new pressure if deemed to be within limits.
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Post by G43FAN » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:38 am

Most Tyre pressure monitoring systems do not actually measure the tyre pressure but monitor the wheel speeds using the ABS sensor. The system then looks for any mismatch in rotation speed between the wheels indicating that there has been a change in overall circumference and then flags this as a tyre pressure problem.
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Post by Anduain » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:54 am

G43FAN wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:38 am
Most Tyre pressure monitoring systems do not actually measure the tyre pressure but monitor the wheel speeds using the ABS sensor. The system then looks for any mismatch in rotation speed between the wheels indicating that there has been a change in overall circumference and then flags this as a tyre pressure problem.
Really interesting, I didn't know that! Thanks for this!
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Post by craig » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:08 pm

great reply's many thanks
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Post by rikimaru » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:16 pm

Silly question probably but does replacing either the alloys or wheel trims count as a modification for insurance purposes?
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Post by MotMot » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:20 pm

rikimaru wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:16 pm
Silly question probably but does replacing either the alloys or wheel trims count as a modification for insurance purposes?
Alloys maybe - wheeltrims no.

Wheeltrims have no bearing on how the car operates.. alloys might if they were not specific to the iD3 for example...

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Post by Cherry » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:19 pm

rikimaru wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:16 pm
Silly question probably but does replacing either the alloys or wheel trims count as a modification for insurance purposes?
If you do it after delivery then you must declare this.
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Post by gailjon » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:38 pm

Declaring alloy wheel doesn't (usually) add anything to you premium so it is well worth telling them.
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Post by Jonty0560 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:20 pm

Back to Alloys, the dealer I went to had a Max available but with the steel wheels (why are alloys not not standard???). I had them put the Loen Alloys on for the same cost as the other Alloys that are factory fitted. Car was delivered in 2 weeks as a result otherwise would have had to wait for 3 months. I have also used tyre pressure sensors with a visual indication of the pressure. Display is windscreen mounted and solar powered. When you have a problem, you know which wheel it is. Have similar on my motorbike.
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Post by G43FAN » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:34 am

The cars standard tyre pressure warning system should pick up any discrepancy anyway it shouldn't matter which wheels are fitted?
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