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The new tires smell good #4618870
12/30/17 02:05 PM
12/30/17 02:05 PM
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andyd Offline OP
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It is amazing how smells trigger your memory. The new tires threw a TPMS light. Tires inflated with ~ 70F air. 3 days of 20F tripped a TPMS. I checked the pressure. All 4 were closer to 30 psi than 35 psi. I set them at ~ 38. Light is out. I had left the caps off so to make it quick at the air station. When I replaced the caps, I caught a whiff that carried me back to working the tire machine at the Marshfield Ctr Garage. 50+ yrs ago. It was a good smell. grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618875
12/30/17 02:13 PM
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Especially when changing 6 new semi truck sized RV tires- walk in the garage after that change.... inhale...shiver w delight



UD

Last edited by UncleDave; 12/30/17 02:14 PM.

Uncle Dave
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Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618883
12/30/17 02:17 PM
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Echo your sentiment. Love the smell of new tires. But, those are chemicals off gasing from a petroleum product. Ugghhh!



Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618888
12/30/17 02:21 PM
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yeah agreed its awful health wise.

a definition changed radically since since I was a kid.

I'll take the life reduction that results from one or two sniffs like that every 7 years .

I'll take it like a like a man and die a few hours earlier than otherwise.

kids...

UD


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Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618894
12/30/17 02:37 PM
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I can't remember what tire brand a couple years ago that had some kind of lavender scent put into the tire and as the tire got hot would give off a fresh lavender scent.

strange.


I'd buy Callahan autoparts if I could.
Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618898
12/30/17 02:57 PM
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andyd Offline OP
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Echo your sentiment. Love the smell of new tires. But, those are chemicals off gasing from a petroleum product. Ugghhh!

eah agreed its awful health wise.

a definition changed radically since since I was a kid.

I'll take the life reduction that results from one or two sniffs like that every 7 years .

I'll take it like a like a man and die a few hours earlier than otherwise.

kids...

UD


heh heh and single malt scotch is just old dirty ethanol grin2


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618905
12/30/17 03:18 PM
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I like to sniff the tires on display and squeeze the tread blocks hide

Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618916
12/30/17 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: andyd
heh heh and single malt scotch is just old dirty ethanol grin2


We all pick our poison.


UD


Uncle Dave
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Re: The new tires smell good [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4618923
12/30/17 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
I like to sniff the tires on display and squeeze the tread blocks hide


oh yeah..... for sure.

its all about %'s over a lifetime.

As a kid visiting yamaha/honda/suzuki/kawasaki bike dealerships in the spring with a floor full of new models fresh from japan - all absolutely wreaking of cosmoline and assembly oil combined with low density polyethylene plastic outgassing - I'm pretty sure thats worse that the sum total of "new tire" smell Ive acquired in my 51 years on the planet.

All us old guys are screwed....


UD

Last edited by UncleDave; 12/30/17 03:39 PM.

Uncle Dave
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Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4618946
12/30/17 03:56 PM
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When I was 14 I had a work permit and worked in a tire store for the summer and on Saturday (no Sunday back then). I don't do tires anymore to this day!


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Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4619013
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It is amazing how smells trigger your memory.

Yes it is.
When ever I smell exhaust fumes, it reminds me of when I worked on a Dairy Farm (plenty of exhaust from the tractors).

Edit: That was when I was 18 yo. I was not cut out to be a Farmer, but I still respect their work ethic.

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Re: The new tires smell good [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4619116
12/30/17 07:17 PM
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How smells trigger memories is indeed astounding.

Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4619121
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I once had Pirelli tires that smelled like vanilla, especially after they got really warm.

Re: The new tires smell good [Re: MasterSolenoid] #4619158
12/30/17 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: MasterSolenoid
It is amazing how smells trigger your memory.

Yes it is.
When ever I smell exhaust fumes, it reminds me of when I worked on a Dairy Farm (plenty of exhaust from the tractors).


I grew up on a dairy farm. Even today, I can't smell diesel exhaust without also smelling corn silage and manure.

As far as tires go, there's nothing like standing downwind of the dragstrip's burnout box.

Diane Ackerman said this in A Natural History of the Senses:

"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the Poconos, when wild blueberry bushes teemed with succulent fruit and the opposite sex was as mysterious as space travel; another, hours of passion on a moonlit beach in Florida, while the night-blooming cereus drenched the air with thick curds of perfume and huge sphinx moths visited the cereus in a loud purr of wings; a third, a family dinner of pot roast, noodle pudding, and sweet potatoes, during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town, when both of one’s parents were alive. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines, hidden under the weedy mass of years and experiences. Hit a tripwire of smell, and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth."

Re: The new tires smell good [Re: andyd] #4619192
12/30/17 08:39 PM
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Often I visit a small town in which the biggest thing is a Michelin rubber plant. The whole town smells like a tire store.


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