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      12-23-2010, 02:33 PM   #12
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Drives: 320D M-Sport Estoril Blue II
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London

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Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
I do check them every few weeks guys. With a 1% accuracy dial gauge.

They just never lose any air is what i'm saying!!! Not a jot.

The rating plate give M+S winter pressure by the way (mine does anyway)
The sticker on the door pillar of my motor gives the same type pressure figures for Standard and M & S tyres size 205/55 R16.

i.e. For 16” tyres 4 passengers is: Front 2.1Bar/31psi
Rear 2.6Bar/38psi

‘Continental’ recommend that for their Winter Contact TS830P standard pressure should be increased by 2.9psi above standard.

I have therefore increased my pressures to: Front 2.3Bar/34psi
Rear 2.8Bar/41psi

These figs do give a noticeably a more firmer ride so on my Xmas trip tomorrow to the hinterlands above the Watford Gap, with 3 up + luggage, I will leave the pressure at these higher figs. I will see how it goes.
Actually, I think I prefer the softer ride!
Merry Xmas to all!!