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    Puncture?

    I had my MOT last wednesday and had an advisory because I had a nail in the centre of the tread.
    I hadn't noticed it losing any pressure so hadn't noticed it myself.
    I was losing pressure on the other side however so yesterday I went to kwik fit and asked them how much to repair a puncture.
    "£18.50"
    Why not I thought,
    They diagnosed the rear nearside tyre was fine, but was losing air through a crack in the alloy (about 10 psi a day) so that will need refurbing.

    the offside rear however they could repair.....



    ....No they couldn't, as the tyre size is 215/30/r20, they couldn't break the bead on the tyre, as every time they moved the machine on it, the side wall popped out again.

    After about 20 mins of trying they gave up and said that someone with specialist equipment would need to do it as they couldn't.


    So pumping up the tyre and refitting it they sent me on my way.


    6 am this morning I arrived at work (10 miles and 70mph limit ) from my house and found that the tyre had gone completely flat.

    Lunchtime I nipped out to try and pump it up with a compressor I've been carrying in the boot,

    No joy.

    After work I jacked up the wheel and spun it.... Found the problem and phoned my dad to bring me 2 of my old alloys and meet me at work..

    Problem was, (bearing in mind I'd been driving at 70 on the way to work, so could have happened anytime on the journey)

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    It looks like the tyre has come off the rim, however the bead is still in place.

    The split is in the sidewall and big enough to get my whole hand in with room to spare.

    Can't help thinking if that had been a normal profile tyre, It would have come off the rim and I might be in a bush somewhere.

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    thats down to it getting hot an low of air

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    bloody hell Drew, you were lucky mate. As you say, you could have ended up in a bush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    thats down to it getting hot an low of air
    To be fair it did STINK of burnt rubber

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    did they damage the tyre when trying to sort out your problem with there machine??looks the sort of place a tyre removal machine would sit, maybe it weakened the wall..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    bloody hell Drew, you were lucky mate. As you say, you could have ended up in a bush.
    Too right, I was quite shocked when I stuck my hand round and my fingers disappeared into the Gash

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersterl View Post
    did they damage the tyre when trying to sort out your problem with there machine??looks the sort of place a tyre removal machine would sit
    Got a feeling they did, but as they couldn't repair it, they didn't charge me anything so I've no proof I was even there... just my uneducated opinion against theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewwhelan View Post
    Too right, I was quite shocked when I stuck my hand round and my fingers disappeared into the Gash
    Not the first time I've heard that one either

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewwhelan View Post
    Too right, I was quite shocked when I stuck my hand round and my fingers disappeared into the Gash
    ROFL.

    I hope you get that huge smelly gash sorted out mate. I'm not really that good on big gash's like this, but i reckon it was those guys using their big tools on it.
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