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Post by Mop1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 am

Hi
What do people carry in the boot to get out of trouble when a tyre goes flat?
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Post by Smartbear » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:18 am

Mop1 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 am
Hi
What do people carry in the boot to get out of trouble when a tyre goes flat?
Cheers
Rats tails :thumbsup:
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Post by Tinker15 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 am

Mop1 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 am
Hi
What do people carry in the boot to get out of trouble when a tyre goes flat?
Cheers
A tyre inflator https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools ... e-inflator

Slime Tyre Sealant https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-1800311- ... re+sealant
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Post by Tinker15 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:31 am

And good breakdown insurance! πŸ˜‰
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Post by Mop1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 am

Thanks for the helpful responses esp the rats tailsπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

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Post by firebobby » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:17 pm

A bottle of Gloop and a mini compressor :thumbsup:
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Post by Smartbear » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 pm

Mop1 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 am
Thanks for the helpful responses esp the rats tailsπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
These are rats tails :thumbsup:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3628406575
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Post by Marlon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Smartbear wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Mop1 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 am
Thanks for the helpful responses esp the rats tailsπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
These are rats tails :thumbsup:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3628406575
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Have you actually had to use them? It looks like a better alternative to the Tyreweld canister
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Post by buzyg » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:30 pm

Marlon wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Smartbear wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Mop1 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 am
Thanks for the helpful responses esp the rats tailsπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
These are rats tails :thumbsup:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3628406575
Rob
Have you actually had to use them? It looks like a better alternative to the Tyreweld canister
Marlon I have done two repairs using a similar kit. One I Changed the tyre a few days later, to be safe, as it was towards the edge of the legal safe zone. The other I ran around on for several months untill it wore out. Last one took me about 35 mins total. Quicker than waiting for a truck. :wink:

I also have tyre weld in the boot, but have never used it and of course the ///M comes with a compressor in the boot. So just need to ensure I have a Jack and bar in there as well.
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Post by Gwest44 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm

buzyg wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Marlon wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Smartbear wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 pm


These are rats tails :thumbsup:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3628406575
Rob




Have you actually had to use them? It looks like a better alternative to the Tyreweld canister
Marlon I have done two repairs using a similar kit. One I Changed the tyre a few days later, to be safe, as it was towards the edge of the legal safe zone. The other I ran around on for several months untill it wore out. Last one took me about 35 mins total. Quicker than waiting for a truck. :wink:

I also have tyre weld in the boot, but have never used it and of course the ///M comes with a compressor in the boot. So just need to ensure I have a Jack and bar in there as well.
Thought you were taking the piss but every day is a school day - just bought the tails & the slime from the links you provided so thanks :thumbsup:

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Post by ZedConvert » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:23 pm

I just started a similar topic; as my E89 has the TPMS valves, I'm reluctant to use 'gunk'... So am considering this:

https://www.slime.com/uk/products/auto/ ... r-tire.php

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Post by Big Andra » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42 pm

I've got rats tails too. Haven't used them on the zed, but I've used them on my van and never had a problem with them.
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Post by Smartbear » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:44 pm

Marlon wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Smartbear wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Mop1 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 am
Thanks for the helpful responses esp the rats tailsπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚
These are rats tails :thumbsup:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3628406575
Rob
Have you actually had to use them? It looks like a better alternative to the Tyreweld canister
Yep, I’ve used them on my bikes & cars several times over the years and never had a problem-they’ve always lasted until the tire has worn out.
I have a breakdown bag in the boot with the rats tails, pliers for pulling out nails etc from the tyre bmw e46 jack and a pump, obd dongle thingy and a smartphone with torque & Carly apps.
I feel safe with those on board 8)
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Post by Zedtastic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:59 am

I have two large tins of Holts Tyre Weld in the boot. Should I be carrying a compressor too? I thought the Tyre Weld stuff inflated the tyre as well!
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Post by Tinker15 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:20 am

I think Holts inflates the tyre as well. The Slime product I carry doesn’t hence the need for a tyre inflator.
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