hole in tire on the side not side wall just side
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06-17-2011, 07:23 AM #21
Too many horror stories to ever use the fix a flat.
06-17-2011, 12:17 PM #22
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Central Florida
Navy Blue, Dark Cherry
- 98 M6 TA, 87 A4 TA
I also had a customer with a wheel out of balance, put it on the balancer added weights, spun it again to check it and the balance moved, remounted the rim thinking it wasn't seated propery, same thing, so I took the tire off the rim to check the balance of the rim itself only to find a solid frozen puddle of fix a flat spinning around inside the tire after I dismounted it. (this was in upstate NY in the winter BTW, one more reason I love FL, no frozen car issues).
I can just imagine the repair order for that one "customer states tires feel out of balance when tempreature is below freezing" lol
06-17-2011, 12:50 PM #23
yes this hole was a bit wider than the normal nail, must have been glass.
the tire man initially inserted a plug then imenidately pulled it out.
he ended up using a differnt shaped patch covered w/ black glue see attached illustration.
tire is holding 35Lbs of preasure for last couple of days.haven't driven car much I'm leary of a blow out. this tire has definitly
slowed me down a bit.
I'm thinking that tread separation will occur soon due to the hole allowing moisture on the metal cords inside tire.
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