2009: New Tires
Another great start... a lovely screw right in the front tire, causing a medium rate
leak. Since I don't shy away from rain driving with this car, I determined it might be
a good time to swap out the 6 year old tires (after about 35000 km on them).
At the same time, I decided to rid myself of the wobbly front rotors with
new GM units. The originals had warped by 10000 km with easy driving, and had been
turned a few times. Each time they warped soon enough. I had had enough of this cycle.
Along with this came new bearing hubs and pads, as well.
Along with the new tires came some replacement tie-rod ends.
A power steering flush was also performed. Actually, a double flush... it was
that dirty in there!
All this along with the new GS-D3 tires helped reduce a lot of the steering instability.
Looks more and more like the rack is ultimately to blame in this problem. That's something for
another year, though.