Electra V8-350 5.7L DSL (1983)
Spare Tire: Technical Service Bulletins
Spare Tire - GM Temporary Use Clarification
Model Year 1983
Bulletin No. 83-191
File in Group 30
GENERAL MOTOR'S TEMPORARY USE SPARE TIRES
MODELS AFFECTED: ALL
The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify General Motors' current usage of temporary spares on passenger cars (1983-84 models).
All GM cars are equipped with one of two types of temporary spares as standard equipment:
The stowaway (folding) spare is not used on any 1983-1984 Buicks.
The compact (high pressure) spare is the only spare used by Buick. It remains inflated and is designed to operate at 60 psi. This spare is
usually smaller in diameter than the road tires, yet the wheel is usually one inch larger in diameter than the road wheels.
The compact spare is servicable using conventional equipment and procedures. The tire is available through Firestone, General, Goodyear,
Goodrich and Uniroyal. The wheel is available through GM Parts. The wheels are compatible with compact spare tires only.
When properly inflated and installed, the (high pressure) spare will provide satisfactory service until the road tire can be conveniently replaced.
Tire size and pressure for the spare tire and road tires can be found on the tire placard located on the driver's door edge.