6yearstilbreakeven
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:04 am

Thanks for the replies, everyone. Sadly, the air alone did not work...in addition, the goop did not work (whatever had punctured the tire, came out). I had the car towed home. Late last night I removed the tire, and washed the rim and tire. I spoke to Goodyear close to my home, and the also stated they would not plug a tire that had sealant run thru it. I'll check walmart today.
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6yearstilbreakeven
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:35 am

Walmart will plug it, but says they will not guarantee it...

To prevent this from happening again, I'm buying an aluminum spare...so far, it looks like the Rx7 or rx8 came with aluminum spares that weight about 20lbs...with the correct bolt pattern.
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:40 am

I'm never far away enough from civilization in my Leaf to feel the need to use the slime. I'd rather call for some help and take the tire off and get it fixed. I would only use the slime as a last resort, knowing that it will have ruined my tire.
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:42 am

I would wait to get a spare until after the free Nissan towing runs out.
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6yearstilbreakeven
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am

adric22 wrote:I'm never far away enough from civilization in my Leaf to feel the need to use the slime. I'd rather call for some help and take the tire off and get it fixed. I would only use the slime as a last resort, knowing that it will have ruined my tire.


well said. We tried the air first - wouldn't hold. My wife had the kids in the car, on a busy highway and figured the slime my her second best bet. When the slime failed (didn't even help a little) she called the tow company.
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:59 am

smkettner wrote:I would wait to get a spare until after the free Nissan towing runs out.


Georgia has a roadside assistance program called "Hero" (highway emergency response organization??)...the hero driver was going to "change her tire" for her...the Hero was on the spot in under 10 minutes...This is just me, but having a spare tire that could get you off a busy highway in 20minutes versus waiting 2 hours for a tow....2 kids in a car with traffic passing you at 70mph less than 6 inches away....20lbs spare tire is cheaper insurance.
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:53 pm

I understand... and did you really wait two hours for the first tow?
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:36 pm

6yearstilbreakeven wrote:My wife got a flat today, and Pep Boys would not plug the tire on the grounds that once a sealant is used, the plug leaks. Basically we're going to have to spend 160 to replace the tire. Has this happened to anyone else?


i have had 2 tires plugged. get someone else to do it. Pep Boys obviously doesnt know what they are doing. if they are using sealant in the first place, you need to run!

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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:40 pm

Jeez, Dave, think that photo's BIG enough? I can't see the whole thing even on a 24" monitor. :lol:

Glad I wasn't using a phone or tablet!
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:56 pm

That is just a normal puncture pictured, nothing extreme. BTW Nissan provided the goop not Pep Boys.
The goop tends to prevent the RTV glue from combining with the rubber properly.
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