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      01-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Tyre repair goo kit

Hi,

I'm getting some non-runflat's installed this month.

What is the recommended tyre inflator if/when a puncture is suffered?

Is it the BMW kit (seems a bit pricey)?
Will a no-name kit from halford do the job?
Is there something magical that exists only on the interwebs that i should order?

Many thanks!

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or i could just join the AA..

cheaper and less mess, haha
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I've got a 12v compressor, a digital pressure gauge and a couple of cans of tyreweld
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      01-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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I got these for my car

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002Q560WE

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SLIME-TIRE...item1e67e78100
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Slime looks good! I recall using something similar with bike tyres when I used to ride...

I assume you put it in the tyre as a preventative measure?
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Slime looks good! I recall using something similar with bike tyres when I used to ride...

I assume you put it in the tyre as a preventative measure?
Don't think so:

'SLiME is recommended as a repair only in high speed, over-the-road tires.'
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Yeah they do alot of bike kits too BGM

its not a preventative measure, it would go in after any damage has been done
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I picked up the complete BMW kit from Sytner Sheffield via Anneka for 80 something quid. No out of all reason I thought.
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Halfords are out of stock ...Holts do a repair kit....very good value...you get a torch, visibility jacket, and a 400ml can....for like 6.50 .....and tescos selling for 7.50...but they are both out of stock...

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Fleabay

ContiMobility kit. Less than 30, but check the expiry date on the goop.
Ford ones available, but get SMax rather than Fiesta because there is a larger goop bottle. Again, check expiry.

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might just get one of these: http://www.slime.com/shop/safety-spair-70005/

it's a slime wotsit and compressor in one.. less scope for me messing it up.

apparently it can also be used to inflate tyres without the goo.. just a shame it isn't digital!

thoughts?
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Fleabay

ContiMobility kit. Less than 30, but check the expiry date on the goop.
Ford ones available, but get SMax rather than Fiesta because there is a larger goop bottle. Again, check expiry.

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is the goop in these washable, or does it just make a huge great unrepairable mess?
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is the goop in these washable, or does it just make a huge great unrepairable mess?
As far as I know it washes out with warm water but it's a very messy business & whether the tyre repairer is prepared to spend time doing this is another question!
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At least the slime can be washed out, the tyre weld cannot.
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or i could just join the AA..

cheaper and less mess, haha
I think (sure someone will point out if i'm wrong) if you havn't got a serviceable spare, AA have no responsibilty to do anything with you. they could drive away or charge you for recovery should you get a flat.

It was an AA man that told me this. wether they would or not, i don't know??
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I think (sure someone will point out if i'm wrong) if you havn't got a serviceable spare, AA have no responsibilty to do anything with you. they could drive away or charge you for recovery should you get a flat.

It was an AA man that told me this. wether they would or not, i don't know??
I think you're right, but I wonder what their policy is with regard to cars fitted with OEM run-flats.
Definitely something that would have to be clarified before joining.
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might just get one of these: http://www.slime.com/shop/safety-spair-70005/

it's a slime wotsit and compressor in one.. less scope for me messing it up.

apparently it can also be used to inflate tyres without the goo.. just a shame it isn't digital!

thoughts?
This looks good, especially as you don't have to remove the valve core and it, purportedly, doesn't affect the RFT transducer.
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This looks good, especially as you don't have to remove the valve core and it, purportedly, doesn't affect the RFT transducer.
RFT transducer?
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RFT transducer?
tbh, this was also my first thought
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RFT transducer?
Yes, as in pressure transducer, one per wheel, which wirelessly transmits individual tyre pressure and temperature figures to the computer, which displays them on the screen.
Not to be confused with the simpler pressure loss indicator. This relies on increased rotational speeds, caused by reduced diameter as a result of pressure loss, being detected by the ABS sensors.
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Yes, as in pressure transducer, one per wheel, which wirelessly transmits individual tyre pressure and temperature figures to the computer, which displays them on the screen.
Not to be confused with the simpler pressure loss indicator. This relies on increased rotational speeds, caused by reduced diameter as a result of pressure loss, being detected by the ABS sensors.
Apologies, I wrongly assumed that being on an E90 forum you had an E90 and were talking the usual drivel about the tyre pressure warning system..

I take it your new 5ser has actual sensors? I'd be intested to know how theyre powered especially if they use a fancy kinetic system.
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Apologies, I wrongly assumed that being on an E90 forum you had an E90 and were talking the usual drivel about the tyre pressure warning system..

I take it your new 5ser has actual sensors? I'd be intested to know how theyre powered especially if they use a fancy kinetic system.
Absolutely no apology required, but good of you to offer one.
I freely admit to hijacking the forum, but I'm a frequent visitor as my last car was an E92 and there's a much larger UK following here.
My F10 doesn't have the ststem as it wasn't available at the time, but I will be ordering it for my next car and I'll be very surprised if it isn't an option on the new F30 3 series.
It's only around 250 and, IMO, one of the more reasonably priced options - what you see on-screen is a plan view of all 4 wheels along with the actual press/temp figures - perfect for obsessive compulsive people like me!
As to how it works, I don't know, obviously they can't be electrically powered, but I imagine that they're interrogated by a constant send/receive loop from the car's computer.
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