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    • Cameron1590
    • By Cameron1590 12th Aug 18, 1:33 PM
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    Slow puncture saga
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    • 12th Aug 18, 1:33 PM
    Slow puncture saga 12th Aug 18 at 1:33 PM
    Hi All,

    My rear drivers side tyre kept triggering the tyre pressure warning system.

    I checked the tyre and it had a small nail in it. Went to a good Indy garage and for £12ish they repaired it. Fast forward a few days, TPS triggers saying tyres flat.

    I went and got some air it was 25psi not 34, I assumed the garage may have not put enough air in them. Fast forward a couple of days and itís down to 15psi, I have just topped it up and put some soapy water on the value, the repair area and the outside rim, no bubbling.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 12th Aug 18, 2:21 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 2:21 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 2:21 PM
    Hi All,

    My rear drivers side tyre kept triggering the tyre pressure warning system.

    I checked the tyre and it had a small nail in it. Went to a good Indy garage and for £12ish they repaired it. Fast forward a few days, TPS triggers saying tyres flat.

    I went and got some air it was 25psi not 34, I assumed the garage may have not put enough air in them. Fast forward a couple of days and itís down to 15psi, I have just topped it up and put some soapy water on the value, the repair area and the outside rim, no bubbling.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Cameron1590
    They didn't repair the puncture.
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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 12th Aug 18, 3:20 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 3:20 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 3:20 PM
    Poor repair, or there's another nail they missed (been there too)
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 12th Aug 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 3:32 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 3:32 PM
    I have just topped it up and put some soapy water on the value, the repair area and the outside rim, no bubbling.
    Checked the inside rim? Corroded alloys?
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.

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    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 12th Aug 18, 6:09 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 6:09 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 6:09 PM
    As above, check the rim then put a new tyre on, dont be a cheap skate. Why risk your life on a repaired tyre? You cant take the £50 you saved with you..............................
    One man's folly is another man's wife. Helen Roland (1876 - 1950)
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 12th Aug 18, 10:37 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:37 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 10:37 PM
    Checked the inside rim? Corroded alloys?
    Originally posted by Norman Castle

    Exactly the reason mine was leaking, always assumed it was a nail.
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 13th Aug 18, 7:03 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 7:03 AM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 7:03 AM
    As above, check the rim then put a new tyre on, dont be a cheap skate. Why risk your life on a repaired tyre? You cant take the £50 you saved with you..............................
    Originally posted by owen_money
    Nothing dangerous about a repaired tyre.
    In fact how many deaths do you think are even caused by one
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