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Paul_J
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11th Jul 04 at 20:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've got a very slow puncture in my rear left tyre... The other day (after not driving for a few days) I noticed my tyre was flat and I checked the pressure and it was at 2 PSI lol...

Pumped it up to 30 PSI, was fine... checked the next day, it was 27 PSI, the next day about 24/25 PSI... etc

So it is de-inflating... but really really slowly.

I don't really want to get a new tyre as its my rear wheel and I'd have to replace both to get even tread.

Someone said about those kits which are used to repair punctures, which you spray into the tyre - then inflate it or something and it fills the gaps...

Would this work? and are there any downsides to this?

Thanks,

Paul J

[Edited on 11-07-2004 by Paul_J]
Ned
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11th Jul 04 at 20:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes, you use that tyreweld to get you home if you get a puncture, the tyre is then a writeoff so to speak
Paul_J
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11th Jul 04 at 20:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why what does tyre weld do to the tyre?
Ned
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11th Jul 04 at 20:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

donno, but the tyre is ruined once used appently
Adam-D
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11th Jul 04 at 20:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right take to a tyre place get the tyre re-seated and sealed and get a new valve

sorted one of mine once
Paul_J
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11th Jul 04 at 20:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much would that cost adam? I think it was caused by me kerbing it slightly against the same kerb twice in 2 days so it could be it needs to re-sealed.
Adam-D
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11th Jul 04 at 21:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

prob around a fiver no more than 10
mav
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11th Jul 04 at 21:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

tyreweld is only meant to be used to get you home sort of thing if you don't have spare..not to run about on all the time.
Ali Mc
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11th Jul 04 at 21:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Take it to a tyre place and asked to get it plugged. 2 or 3 quid unless there wankers
Drew
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if u kerbed it - and broke the seal around the tyre - just take it to any tyre place - get them to check for punture, if it is the seal - remove it - refit and deal - balance - job done
drunkenfool
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11th Jul 04 at 21:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah, unless the hole is in the tyre wall, it will prob be repairable.
mike_1.2LS96
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
prob around a fiver no more than 10


I went to vaux the other week asked for a tyre change - i already had a tire on another wheel. they did it for free

Last time I got free tracking.
nickyboy01
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11th Jul 04 at 22:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Try and take it to an independant tyre place other than ATS etc. The big places usually have a set price for repairs like that whereas the smaller places will charge a few here and there.

Last one i went to said no charge but i gave the monkey who did it a fiver
1600power
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11th Jul 04 at 23:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

be careful of driving on a puncture, it actually causes damage cuz u end up stretching the hole thats their which will eventually mean new tyre time!

Tyreweld is really on a temporary measure and wont cure it....just get it patched up at ur local tyre place and away u go!
Red_SXi
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12th Jul 04 at 09:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Take it to a tyre place, i've had about 6 punctures and only 1 meant i needed a new tyre
Robertio_uk
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quote:
Originally posted by Red_Sxi
Take it to a tyre place, i've had about 6 punctures and only 1 meant i needed a new tyre


do you know what they did to your tyre?
Red_SXi
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quote:
Originally posted by Robertio_uk
quote:
Originally posted by Red_Sxi
Take it to a tyre place, i've had about 6 punctures and only 1 meant i needed a new tyre


do you know what they did to your tyre?


Yes, they put a rubber plug with a grommit on the end from the inside end, so that the plug never comes out, then its sealed in. This can be done in most cases unless the puncture is on the edge tread on the tyre then it can't be repaired
Ditch
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12th Jul 04 at 10:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by mike_1.2LS96
quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
prob around a fiver no more than 10


I went to vaux the other week asked for a tyre change - i already had a tire on another wheel. they did it for free

Last time I got free tracking.




you serious?!

 
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