The radial tire is a bidirectional tire and the tread may be
positioned in either direction.
Stand tire (1) up and lubricate tire bead (3) with tire soap.
It may be necessary to remove the handle assembly on runflat
compressor (P/N 528236) before inserting runflat into tire.
Insert runflat (2), compressor side first, as far as possible into tire (1).
Lay tire (1) flat on protruding runflat side. Loosen compressor (4). Runflat (2) should insert itself
inside tire (1). If not, repeat steps 5 through 7 and/or use a tire spoon to assist in installation.
If required, clean and lubricate bearing assembly on runflat
compressor P/N 528236 after removal.
Loosen runflat compressor (4) and remove from tire (1).
Apply one 11-ounce tube of gel lubricant (6) around inside of tire (1) at crown area (7).
Evenly spread gel lubricant (6) 4-5 in. (10-13 cm) wide on tire crown (7).
Ensure longer lip of runflat faces inner rim of tire.
Ensure square cut edge of runflat spacer butts up against flat
side of runflat.
Install runflat spacer (5) inside tire (1) and position on valve side of tire (1).
Lubricate O-ring seal (10) with tire soap. Install O-ring (10) in groove (11.1) on top of inner rim (11),
around studs (12). Ensure O-ring is not twisted and that it is uniformly positioned in groove (11.1).
Do not overstretch O-ring (10).
Lubricate tire bead (3) and rim bead seat areas with tire soap.
8-5. RADIAL TIRE, WHEEL, AND RUBBER RUNFLAT MAINTENANCE (ALL EXCEPT M1123
AND A2 VEHICLES) (Contd)
4-5 in. (10-13 cm)