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#1 21-01-05 18:06:15

jonks
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Slow punctures

I have a slow puncture in one of my tyres. When I pump it up to 32 psi it takes about three weeks to go dowm to about 25psi.

Its a 130 quid tyre so I'm a bit angry that i have to buy another one, and i cannot stand having odd tyres so will have to shell out £130 again soon.

Anyone know if it is very dangerous to drive with the slow puncture?

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#2 21-01-05 19:49:02

grahamo
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Re: Slow punctures

Hi
It may not be a "puncture" could be a faulty valve or maybe the tyre is not seating correctly on the rim. Even if it is a puncture it could be repairable but the repair should be done by a qualified person ( it will require vulcanising)
I would let a tyre specialist have a look, but be wary of the big nationals, some will try to rip you off.
Graham.

#3 24-01-05 22:11:33

Philip R
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Re: Slow punctures

I've had 3 punctures in the last month, due to a building site near my office I suspect....

Had the first one fixed at ATS for £15 - then the latest two with a local guy for a mere £5 each.

All 3 different tires but not losing any pressure, safe as houses. smile

Much safer with a fixed puncture than a slow one I'm sure.

Philip


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#4 25-01-05 21:24:47

Peter Leigh
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From: South Monmouthshire
Registered: 26-12-04
Posts: 73

Re: Slow punctures

I have a slow puncture in one of my tyres. When I pump it up to 32 psi it takes about three weeks to go dowm to about 25psi.

Ah thats not  too bad. I would certainly put up with that for a while if the tyre is very expensive  (eg high speed rated). The main problem with a nail is that it might pop out/in  then the tyre will deflate fairly fast (a minute or two maybe). Would make sure the wheel was  on the back of the car as well . You would be surprised at the number of nails in tyres that people dont know about, either because they are not quite fully through the tread wall yet or if their lucky drop out with tyre wear or angle of attack. Thats why a frequent visual check all around the tread is useful and pull out any foreign bodies you see with long nose pliers.

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#5 04-02-05 08:43:35

Rauxaman
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Alloy wheels can be a pest if they have even a small ammount of corrosion on the rim... can cause the slow puncture you're describing. The tyre needs to be removed, the wheel sanded on the rim and then some thick black gunky stuff applied before replacing the tyre.

Then of course there's those really sharp "dry wall screws" that all builders use these days, they are really cheap so they don't look after them and they fall out of the backs of their vans... see loads about wherever these guys operate.

#6 17-04-05 21:11:01

Mmm
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From: W Sussex
Registered: 08-04-05
Posts: 262

Re: Slow punctures

yeah worth at least checking to see if it can be repaired...if the puncture is near the shoulder of the tyre it cant usually be done. But theyre unlikely to charge you just to have a look if it cant be done....this happened to me just a couple of days ago. And i dont think its particularly dangerous. Of course if you drive on it at low psi and/or at high speed for any distance then youre gonna knacker the tyre and *then* it will be dangerous but i wouldntve thought 25psi in a small hatch would be damaging at all.

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#7 17-04-05 21:11:02

Mmm
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From: W Sussex
Registered: 08-04-05
Posts: 262

Re: Slow punctures

yeah worth at least checking to see if it can be repaired...if the puncture is near the shoulder of the tyre it cant usually be done. But theyre unlikely to charge you just to have a look if it cant be done....this happened to me just a couple of days ago. And i dont think its particularly dangerous. Of course if you drive on it at low psi and/or at high speed for any distance then youre gonna knacker the tyre and *then* it will be dangerous but i wouldntve thought 25psi in a small hatch would be damaging at all.

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#8 02-10-05 11:58:46

tuneman
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From: South Wales
Registered: 01-10-05
Posts: 52

Re: Slow punctures

I dont get puntures anymore..

I bought a product from qvc shoppin ch, U inject this stuff into the tyres and its stays in there for the life of the tyre its called

Super Guard u can either look for it on qvc or google , Its not the same as that cheap get you home repair from halfords either lol  this is permanent

Mike

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#9 09-10-05 18:08:03

Dundeeguy
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From: Dundee
Registered: 02-06-05
Posts: 135

Re: Slow punctures

tuneman wrote:

I dont get puntures anymore..

I bought a product from qvc shoppin ch, U inject this stuff into the tyres and its stays in there for the life of the tyre its called

Super Guard u can either look for it on qvc or google , Its not the same as that cheap get you home repair from halfords either lol  this is permanent

Mike

One of our customers had stuff like that in his tyres. We ended up taking it back out as he had a massive wheel balance problem due to it. Don't know which type he had but it was useless!

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#10 09-10-05 22:02:18

tuneman
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From: South Wales
Registered: 01-10-05
Posts: 52

Re: Slow punctures

My tyres are fine as far as i can tell, i had new tyres on the front and balanced then used the tyre sealant and NO wheel shake or balance problems at normal speed-

But i did get a little shake on the wheel at  xxx...excessive speed  :oops:  so slowed down.

It does state on the bottle that you have 2 drive slow for the first 25-30miles, so as to get an even coat of sealant all around the inside of the tyre wall, after that you will be fine -otherwise you may get problems.

Mike

Id recommend it and use it again  smile

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#11 09-10-05 22:07:42

Dundeeguy
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From: Dundee
Registered: 02-06-05
Posts: 135

Re: Slow punctures

Maybe this customer didn't adhere to the instructions then

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#12 09-10-05 22:21:42

tuneman
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From: South Wales
Registered: 01-10-05
Posts: 52

Re: Slow punctures

lol  yess more than lightly , You will always find somebody that thinks they no betta.

I remember once i put a flat pack wardrobe together drilled the holes for the door knobs and screwed them in and was then 2 short, i then decided to read my "instructions"  :oops:  and found that i was only suppose to drill 2 holes for the handles either at the top or bottom. (and not 4 holes ) Easy mistake lol

But i new better  big_smile  NOT

Also it does state on that tyre sealant , U shud not use it on tyres that already have punctures , Meaning that you can have a tube fitted then use it - does that sound right !!

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