Monday, April 13, 2009

Pulling to the LEFT problem..



I've been always getting the pulling to the left problem with the Peugeot 308. Its a right hand drive and people from Nasim even told me that the problem is normal as the car is built for left hand drive and there is a bushing issue where these cars are built to be slightly pulling to the left as the roads are tilting towards the right, on the right lane.

However, because we are driving on the left hand side of the road, plus the roads here are tilting to the left, plus the car is built to pull a little to the left, we end up having a 308, pulling to the left issue in Malaysia.

I spoke to Raymond, who owns a 308 THP during our last TT session and he told me that the Pirelli guys in Glenmarie solved his pulling to the left issue. I was determined to solve my problem too, so I took a stroll there today and spoke to the nice people there.

They told me that many 308 came and had the same problem. So, they started working on my car.

First, they took a test drive around the block. Confirmed, the car is pulling to the left.
Second, they did the alignment. 
Third, they rotated the tires. As my car just hit its 10,000km, it was time for a rotate anyway.
They also did wheel balancing.
Finally, they delivered the car and told me it was a  camber issue, so they toe in a little and the car will be even better as time goes. I really don't know what that means.
However, I took the car for a drive and I was really amazed that the car is moving straight when I let go of the steering wheel.

I am glad that its straight now. The damage? RM 32 for wheel balancing and RM 45 for alignment.  For RM 77.00 I think it was worth it...

I would recommend those with this problem to pay them a visit. The Pirelli shop is located at the corner right in front of the entrance to Nasim Glenmarie. Its called Goh Swee Hin (KL) Sdn Bhd.

Good Luck and cheers! 

4 comments:

  1. this is really a good solution. and, good that the pirelli guys have confirmed my suspicion on the tuning for european roads.

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  2. need to change any nut or just adjustment?

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  3. Hi.. been reading your blog and I found that it is very informative. Just one thing I would like to ask, do you encounter any problem with the wipers on the GT version? Mine is the normal 4 door turbo version and I think the wipers are configured for LHD as the passenger side wipes clearer. Hehe, just wondering as I'm looking for a solution. TQ and keep up the good work :)

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