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

Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:45 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
6yearstilbreakeven wrote:if they are using sealant in the first place, you need to run!

here is what plugs can fix


No, pep boys/good year aren't using sealant. they have both stated that the sealant provided by nissan (in lieu of a spare) will not allow the plugs to seal correctly.

smkettner wrote:I understand... and did you really wait two hours for the first tow?


Yes, but to be honest - she picked the worst time and place to get a flat - top end 285 heading west at 5:45pm. It took me an hour to get to her, and I was only 11 miles away.


smkettner wrote:The goop tends to prevent the RTV glue from combining with the rubber properly.


Pretty much what all the tire shops have said - I had no idea. I gave it a good, good cleaning - hopefully it'll be fine....I think I'm more worried about the sensor...we'll see.
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:14 pm

I had a conversation with a Nissan Tech the other day and he told me that Nissan Canada will fix your flat tire after you have used the goop for free, including a new sensor. I hope I never have to find out if he is right but has anybody asked Nissan USA if they will fix the tire?

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

Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:55 am

Bigboler wrote:I had a conversation with a Nissan Tech the other day and he told me that Nissan Canada will fix your flat tire after you have used the goop for free, including a new sensor. I hope I never have to find out if he is right but has anybody asked Nissan USA if they will fix the tire?


I'm adding this to my list of "Reasons Canada is Awesome" (especially your area).

I called the dealership yesterday and told them the story....nothing. I don't know if the sensor is damaged yet - I had to drop the tire off, and haven't been able to pick it up yet. If the sensor is damaged, seems only fair they replace it...but I won't hold my breath.

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

Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:01 am

I had an aluminum spare in the garage (that doesn't fit) and a steel spare....for fun I weighted them The aluminum came in at 23lbs and the steel 27lbs...I was thinking the aluminum would be much lighter, but nope.

Looks like the 2002 and up altima's spare is a direct fit....found this cool site.

http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods ... odels=RX-7
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:02 am

oh so you used the sealer that came with the LEAF? didnt know that. ya, that should have been thrown away on day one. you have roadside. call them and have them haul you to get the tire fixed
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:20 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:oh so you used the sealer that came with the LEAF?


Yes, my wife used the sealer....it's actually in the subject line of the this thread :roll:
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:05 am

6yearstilbreakeven wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:oh so you used the sealer that came with the LEAF?


Yes, my wife used the sealer....it's actually in the subject line of the this thread :roll:


My LEAF came with roadside free for 3 years, did yours? I also have it with my car insurance and used it the other day (it was faster) when I had my tire issues.
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:23 pm

[/quote]
My LEAF came with roadside free for 3 years, did yours? I also have it with my car insurance and used it the other day (it was faster) when I had my tire issues.[/quote]

Pretty sure all LEAFs come with roadside for 3 years..we also have AAA...if you read back a little, you'll see why we tried the sealant first.
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Re: Flat Tire can't be plugged due to use of Leaf's sealant

Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:05 am

Hello All from the UK
Well, I took delivery of a Nissan spacesave wheel and Continental tyre today. My Dealerordered them up for me and fitted the tyre to the rim at no cost. The total Price was £153, £70 for the Wheel and £80 for the Tyre. ( considering a tin of Tyre filler is £40 I reckon that is quite good)
The Part Numbers are :
Wheel : N403001YA7A
Tyre: Continental :T12590R1698MC
Tyre Size:125/90/16

I have deflated the tyre slightly and it fits nicely in the boot well. I have cut a piece of corrugated plastic to act as a higher floor and covered it all with a boot mat. As you can see I have filled the voids around the wheel with odds and sods so as not to waste space. The boot floor is obviously 50% shallower but I shall no longer worry about a flat tyre. I shall use the compressor to reinflate the tyre if necessary... Pictures on uk forum:

http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread.ph ... ares/page2

Best Regards. Darren B.

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

Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:00 pm

I was told that I have lifetime towing for free. At least that's what the salesman told me. I have free towing with my car insurance and I have a 5 year tire & wheel protection plan that has free towing as well.

But the other night I had a blow-out and that sealant did nothing, it just poured out of the tire. So while I was waiting for the tow truck I ordered a Nissan Altima Spare tire and a jack and this Thread shows how I installed it in my Leaf without losing any trunk space: http://tinyurl.com/mhbds49

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6yearstilbreakeven wrote:

My LEAF came with roadside free for 3 years, did yours? I also have it with my car insurance and used it the other day (it was faster) when I had my tire issues.[/quote]

Pretty sure all LEAFs come with roadside for 3 years..we also have AAA...if you read back a little, you'll see why we tried the sealant first.[/quote]
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