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I was just looking at my car this morning and noticed that the rear Star is going in a different direction to the fronts.

Can anyone show me a picture of which way they should go?

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Re: Turbine Wheels

BURTON said:
I was just looking at my car this morning and noticed that the rear turbine is going in a different direction to the fronts.

Can anyone show me a picture of which way they should go?
I think your wheels are throwing stars - They're supposed to draw air in, towards the brakes - so they should be fluted that way.

Both covers on the same side should face the same direction, so you should have two pairs of covers which are the same.

These ones are on the correct way round.

http://home.kc.rr.com/brainstorm/M5(E34).jpg
 

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Re: Turbine Wheels

Arse ment Throwing stars! Why did I say Turbines.. Talk about too much sun..

Thanks Andy for that... I think my fronts are wrong then!
 

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AndyE said:
I think your wheels are throwing stars - They're supposed to draw air in, towards the brakes - so they should be fluted that way.

Both covers on the same side should face the same direction, so you should have two pairs of covers which are the same.

These ones are on the correct way round.

http://home.kc.rr.com/brainstorm/M5(E34).jpg
Uh em....
Actually, I think the ones in the picture are the WRONG way round....
If you look at the pic, you notice that the longer,pointed end of the "star" is pointing "backwards" i.e. against rotation. I thought that the longer point should be directed the same way the wheel rotates? :confused2

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What have I started!!! hehe
 

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Uh em....
Actually, I think the ones in the picture are the WRONG way round....
If you look at the pic, you notice that the longer,pointed end of the "star" is pointing "backwards" i.e. against rotation. I thought that the longer point should be directed the same way the wheel rotates? :confused2

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I agree, mine are the other way round with the longer point in the same directon as the wheel rotates. You can see pictures in you click "view my car"
 

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I agree, mine are the other way round with the longer point in the same directon as the wheel rotates. You can see pictures in you click "view my car"
Congratulations for your 100th post!!!!! :happybirt

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IS there a pic like that for the throwing stars?
 

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Great thanks for that... Looks like I have some work to do when I get home.
 

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BURTON said:
Great thanks for that... Looks like I have some work to do when I get home.
Looks like my Backs are wrong.
 

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That's why YOU DO NOT just hand the keys over to the spotty faced apprentice at Kwik-fit (I know but hey, they had a buy-one-get-two offer).

With the added complication of directional tires, it took three goes to get it right last time. Even the manager was bamboozled.
 

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I think I may swap over the covers... hehe..
 

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So is the upshot of this that the stars should lead with their sharp edge (long point in direction of travel) or with their blunt edge? Mine too are odd, i think the rears are wrong, but as I'm due a full set of tyres, I'd like to make sure I get them right!
 
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