DanDietrich
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Nissan Tire Sealer

Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:39 am

So I used my inflator/ sealer set up a few months ago and it worked. I am just getting around to replacing the little can of sealer, and much to my surprise it is a $140 product. I'll throw out the pump and buy a can of fix a flat before I pay that. My research showed that the pump was made by continental, but I have not been able to find any source for this goo that is priced lower. Has anyone else had luck?

GerryAZ
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:37 pm

Try Tire Rack www.tirerack.com and look under "Vehicle Convenience and Safety". I just saw the Continental refill kit for $30. The whole compressor kit was about $75. I won't use the goop so I carry a couple different types of tubeless tire repair kits (mushroom plugs with installation tool and a cheap string plug kit). The mushroom plugs will make a permanent repair in the tread area for nail, screw, etc. punctures. A bunch of the string plugs can be used to make a very temporary repair of a cut in the sidewall or tread to allow low-speed driving to nearest tire repair facility, home, or safe parking area.
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RyanEV
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:25 pm

Can you use that continental inflator as a pump? Without the goo.

SageBrush
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:15 am

I bought two replacement kits for $61
Continental Tire ContiComfortKit Replacement Parts
https://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=39&brand=Continental
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DanDietrich
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:20 am

Thank you very much for that. I had not been able to find it. I shoud have thought of Tire Rack, I just bought new tires from them.

jake14mw
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:02 am

My used Leaf did not come with a kit. Thanks for the info in this thread. I don't like not having a spare tire. If anyone could provide advice as to the best kit or whatever to carry in the car, I would appreciate it. I have heard previously that products like Slime can ruin rims. Is that true?

I noticed this note on the page in the sealant replacement kit linked:
Note: This product cannot be used on vehicles equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring sensors in the wheels. Use of this product on these vehicles could result in damage to the sensor inside the wheel. Please contact your sales specialist at Tire Rack for more information.

powersurge
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:16 am

First, if you arrive at your car and find it flat, you do not automatically need to use the spray sealer... Get a good electric pump from Costco and try filling up the tire up to pressure. Most flat tires are the result of a screw or nail that is in the tire, and the object itself is actually sealing the tire (but has a slow leak). With a filled tire, you may be able to get home or to the tire center to fix the flat...

You may also buy "green slime", which is cheap at walmarts. It is water based and when you take it to be fixed, is easily washed out of the tire.

If you are really handy, carry a set of tire repair plugs,,, It takes more manual work.... But that is for another day...

cmwade77
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:45 am

First off, you should be able to use the compressor without the goo, but I am not positive as I have never used the one in the Leaf.

Personally, I would recommend a device like the following: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZ ... UTF8&psc=1

The one with the air compressor is what I recommend, then you have an air compressor and something that can jump start your car if needed.

Also, a note about the goo that Nissan provides, if you use it, you will have to replace the TPMS sensors when you change the tire and they aren't cheap. Fix a Flat is compatible with TPMS systems and doesn't damage them, so I would recommend using that instead.

Another viable option it get a flat repair kit like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Tooluxe-50002L-U ... repair+kit

Do yourself a favor and be sure to get one that can be used with the tire still on the rim at least, if not still on the car.

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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:27 pm

cmwade77 wrote:Also, a note about the goo that Nissan provides, if you use it, you will have to replace the TPMS sensors when you change the tire and they aren't cheap..

Wrong, and wrong again from my direct experience.
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:50 pm

My used Leaf did not come with a kit. Thanks for the info in this thread. I don't like not having a spare tire. If anyone could provide advice as to the best kit or whatever to carry in the car, I would appreciate it.


You can in fact carry a spare tire. It requires some work and some parts acquisition, but several of us have spares, and there are at least two topics on the subject here. You do lose cargo space in the back.
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