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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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    • #4
    • 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
    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 16th Aug 18, 7:34 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 7:34 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 7:34 PM
    Nothing dangerous about a repaired tyre.
    In fact how many deaths do you think are even caused by one
    Originally posted by arcon5
    in the UK last year 47. Just put a new tyre on, dont risk yours or others lives
    One man's folly is another man's wife. Helen Roland (1876 - 1950)
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 16th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 16th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
    in the UK last year 47. Just put a new tyre on, dont risk yours or others lives
    Originally posted by owen_money

    Where do you get that figure from relating to repaired tyres? I can't even see tyre repair being a cause in the statistics:


    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tyre-related-deaths-and-injuries-preventable-say-highways-england-and-bridgestone
    • Brummie85
    • By Brummie85 16th Aug 18, 11:12 PM
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    As already mentioned, if your wheel is corroded or damaged, it may not seal correctly and could cause a leak.

    It could also be that you are unfortunate and have a 2nd leak spot on the tyre, that is either new or wasn't repaired with the nail hole that you spotted.

    I'd go back to the garage and politely ask them to investigate for you. Or if you can do without the car for a weekend, take th wheel off yourself and give it a more thorough looking at. A good indy will do this, a bad one will get the hump and believe you are accusing them of poor work straight away.

    Tyre repairs are a funny subject. They can be done, there is a standard for it and many people have their tyres repaired. But on a personal level, I don't know anyone that carries it out. I have no way of judging the quality of the repair and therefore I'd only have a wheel repaired and put back on as a desperate and short term measure.The next morning I'd be of looking for a new tyre.

    Part worns are a similar beast. I've had to get two new front tyres for my car over the weekend and also went to an Indy. They offered me OEM quality part worns for less then 1/2 the price of the new tyres I chose. But there isn't enough money off or promises of quality that could reassure me enough about a used tyre. But the things that connect you to the road as well as brakes really aren't areas you should scrimp too hard at.
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 17th Aug 18, 12:16 AM
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    Only 47 deaths? I like those odds.
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