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Old 12-29-2009, 11:12 AM
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i've had a lot of issues with my volvo tires getting flat and the air leaking out, what's the correct tire pressure for a 2002 S60
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i've had a lot of issues with my volvo tires getting flat and the air leaking out, what's the correct tire pressure for a 2002 S60
your tires and wheels dimensions???
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:36 AM
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Recommended tire pressure is listed on the inside of the gas filler door. These numbers would only apply if you aren't running bigger/smaller tires then what is recommended.
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There will probably be a range given for appropriate pressure. The higher the pressure, the better the gas mileage (Obama's energy plan ). The lower the pressure, the softer the ride. Once you check the recommended pressure (should be on the tire), you can decide what balance is right for your driving.


Edit: Just went out to my 06 S60 and checked for you. There were 2 different stickers... Not sure what the difference is.
Sticker 1:
Front (205/55/16)- 32PSI
Rear (205/55/16)- 30PSI
Spare (125/80/17)- 61PSI

Sticker 2:
Front (205/55/16)- 38PSI
Rear (205/55/16)- 38PSI
Spare (125/80/17)- 61PSI

All pressures should be measured when cold, not after driving the car for a while. Road heat will cause the pressure to increase as the gas expands.

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:48 AM
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Hi,
I put the following tire pressure:
Front - 32 PSI
Rear - 30 PSI
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:32 AM
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I use 32-33 lbs on all my vehicles's tires: Benz, V70, S60. You will get better tire wear with a little higher pressure. The Goodyear Triple Tread All Seaon I have on my V70 do loose air every few weeks and I have to add more. These are some of Goodyears top tires so don't know why but all tires will loose some aire over time. My S60 has the same tires but they don't loose air like the V70. The S60 does have new wheels so maybe that's part of it........sealed better than the original wheels on my V70. My Benz with $200-plus Michelin tires also loose some pressure after several weeks so just comes with the territory.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:47 AM
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I like 35 psi all the way around. Although IIRC, my Nexens say a max of 42 psi and the Sumitomos say a max of 38 psi.
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Tire inflation pressure, unless its way too low to seat the bead isn't likely to cause this problem. I'd have someone look at the rims. Occasionally, corrosion of the aluminum can cause this problem, or it can be caused by excessive "curb rash" especially on the side that would hit the curb. But if all four tires, I'd check the wheel rims for corrosion that can let air leak out. This problem is dependent on age and use of salt, etc., in your locale.
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32 is wayyyyy tooo low

36 front 35 rear here
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Just because the tires say a max of 38 or 42 doesn't mean that is what you should inflate them to. Overinflation will cause wear along the middle of the tire, underinflation will cause wear on the edges. I don't see why you'd want to inflate at a level different from what the manufacturer recommends.
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