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david_yorkshire
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Tyre puncture Reply with quote

So;
got a bloody nail in my rear tyre
about 5 cm from edge
nail is small - think picture hook size nail.
very slow loss of pressure - 1 psi in 300 miles / 4 days (when tpms indicated a little low, I initially couldn't even find the nail)

Tyre is a Cup 2, still showing min 6mm tread, so hardly worn ( only done 1/2 a track day on it plus a bit of road use !)

Would a repair / plug be OK ?
seems an arse to have to replace the tyre.
or am i just being a tight arse.....
 
  
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Magic919
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d have it repaired.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a professional tyre company consider it to be repairable I'd get it repaired.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
If a professional tyre company consider it to be repairable I'd get it repaired.



^^^^^This^^^^^^
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche,s official line is no puncture repairs are allowed .

To be fair though ive done many at an OPC !

Repair is fine as long as its not too close to the edge .. patch wont seal properly if it is .

If your going to track it though i might have to question if a repair was advisable.

Track use puts a lot more strain on a tyre than normal road use.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive repaired and tracked tyres and lived to tell the tale...
 
  
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david_yorkshire
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to try the repair route
No track days booked at the mo so we’ll see how it gets on with just road use
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Repaired my own using a kit.

Loads around you get a hole cleaning tool, plugs and glue etc.

Brilliant to get you out of bother and far better than the sticky stuff that is a nightmare to get off the inside when you replace or fix tyre properly.

Yes I know it is not a repair to last forever or suitable using the car track day style.
But I don't blast around on it and it has been fine.

Kit was about a tenner on ebay.

Oh and it saves a butcher getting there hands on your wheels at a pikey car tyre place.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobyone wrote:
Repaired my own using a kit.

Loads around you get a hole cleaning tool, plugs and glue etc.

Brilliant to get you out of bother and far better than the sticky stuff that is a nightmare to get off the inside when you replace or fix tyre properly.

Yes I know it is not a repair to last forever or suitable using the car track day style.



Not true.

I've repaired a race slick with one of those kits. It managed to pick up a puncture when it was brand new while it was still in the pit lane Rolling Eyes

Worked absolutely fine until it was binned due to heat cycles.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyre all sorted
Black Boots at Chesham

They have the required torque wrench, adapter and more importantly the knowledge of what they are doing !

quick service too.
now - when's the next trackday Floor
I've got a new engine to blow up Bandit

might pick up one of these eBay kits just for emergencies Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony and the guys can be trusted.

I have the Silverline kit in the car just in case.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel your pain with tyres, I have managed to ruin 2 on the daily driver within a week. First was catching a dislodged drain cover and ripping a hole in the sidewall whilst avoiding an oncoming car and the second was a pothole causing the sidewall to bulge. Ended up replacing all four as the two best ones got wrecked.

Looks like beans on toast for the rest of the month..
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

david_yorkshire wrote:
I've got a new engine to blow up Bandit

Grin
Hope not - want this latest engine of yours to finally prove that Porsche has solved the problem. Question
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NXI20 wrote:
Tobyone wrote:
Repaired my own using a kit.

Loads around you get a hole cleaning tool, plugs and glue etc.

Brilliant to get you out of bother and far better than the sticky stuff that is a nightmare to get off the inside when you replace or fix tyre properly.

Yes I know it is not a repair to last forever or suitable using the car track day style.



Not true.

I've repaired a race slick with one of those kits. It managed to pick up a puncture when it was brand new while it was still in the pit lane Rolling Eyes

Worked absolutely fine until it was binned due to heat cycles.


Indeed yes.
I was on the cautious side being on the forum.
My OPC slated me for using one of these kits saying it would risk a blow out.
Took absolutely not notice at all as I do have an in-depth knowledge of this sort of thing and never had the slightest problem at all even at enthusiastic speeds.
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david_yorkshire
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRZ911 wrote:
david_yorkshire wrote:
I've got a new engine to blow up Bandit

Grin
Hope not - want this latest engine of yours to finally prove that Porsche has solved the problem. Question


Unfortunately yes - second G series engine fitted
( there is a thread on here - last one went pop at Oulton in March)
 
  
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