Anybody tells you can't switch back to regular oil after high mileage, don't do business with them.
Have them show you a warning on the bottle that says so.
The wheel bearing MAY have been the cause of your tire problem, it could also be a casting defect in the wheel (if Aluminum) or a bent/bad stamping in a steel wheel.
Wheel bearings do not have to be changed in pairs, if you are concerned about other wheel bearing:
Raise car, put on stands. Grasp tire and push/pull both horizontally and vertically, if any movement then possible wheel bearing, ball joint, tie rod, control arm bushing. If you notice any movement in the tire, then the wheel bearing should be changed as soon as you can afford it, it also will eventually fail and possibly sieze.
Check CV boots for any signs of leakage or cuts/rips in rubber boot.
The bad bearing could have been transferring heat to wheel and causing the bead to seperate, you will just have to wait and see if air escapes again.
If air escapes again, talk to tire store about putting a tube in it, since it would most likely be a casting defect, and your only other choice would be to get a used wheel.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 AT 7:38 AM