cmwade77
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:17 pm

SageBrush wrote:
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.

I am just going by what both the manual and the side of the can claim and the TPMS sensors would have been about $125 each + tax and additional labor if they had been damaged when I had my tires replaced, I do indeed call that not cheap.

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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:22 pm

cmwade77 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
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.

I am just going by what both the manual and the side of the can claim and the TPMS sensors would have been about $125 each + tax and additional labor if they had been damaged when I had my tires replaced, I do indeed call that not cheap.


You are mis-informed.
My TPMS was fine after I used the goo according to the technician, but I had bought a replacement part anyway for $8 so I had it installed for free.
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:24 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
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.

Oddly enough, more and more vehicles are removing the spare tire, not just electric vehicles. In talking with some manufacturers, the reason isn't always a space issue, several of these vehicles have a space set aside for a spare tire.

The logic for them is that changing a tire on the side of the road presents a few problems:
  • It takes approximately 35 minutes on average to change a tire vs. using a fixaflat solution with an air compressor taking about 10 minutes.
  • Many people would still go 65+ mph on the donut spare tire (don't get me started on how stupid I think donut spares are), but even if they had a full sized spare, they would change it and often go on like nothing happened. This means the lugnuts may not have been properly tightened and also meant uneven wear on the remaining tires.
  • As a result of all of this, it was deemed safer to remove the spare tire and provide a fixaflat solution with an air compressor.

I am not saying that I agree with this logic, I am just saying that this is what their logic is, as explained to me.
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:25 pm

SageBrush wrote:
cmwade77 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:Wrong, and wrong again from my direct experience.

I am just going by what both the manual and the side of the can claim and the TPMS sensors would have been about $125 each + tax and additional labor if they had been damaged when I had my tires replaced, I do indeed call that not cheap.


You are mis-informed.
My TPMS was fine after I used the goo according to the technician, but I had bought a replacement part anyway for $8 so I had it installed for free.

It was what my quote was from the tire shop and as I said, both the manual and the bottle insist that you must replace the TPMS after using the goo. I'm glad both were wrong, but I will say the price is incredibly high on the Nissan branded stuff compared to what you can get off the shelf that is just as good.

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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:05 pm

cmwade77 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
cmwade77 wrote:I am just going by what both the manual and the side of the can claim and the TPMS sensors would have been about $125 each + tax and additional labor if they had been damaged when I had my tires replaced, I do indeed call that not cheap.


You are mis-informed.
My TPMS was fine after I used the goo according to the technician, but I had bought a replacement part anyway for $8 so I had it installed for free.

It was what my quote was from the tire shop and as I said, both the manual and the bottle insist that you must replace the TPMS after using the goo. I'm glad both were wrong, but I will say the price is incredibly high on the Nissan branded stuff compared to what you can get off the shelf that is just as good.

OEM on Ebay is cheap

I actually bought this
Denso 999-0601 TPMS Sensor Maintenance Kit
From Amazon for $5. It refurbishes the TPMS with a new sensor and gaskets.

Nowadays it is under $3
https://www.densoproducts.com/product.aspx?zpid=40128

I was skeptical of the entire goo approach too, but the Nissan solution is a winner. When all was said and done, I paid ~ $50 combined for the sensor kit, tyre repair, and goo replacement. CHEAP for a solution that let me deal with the flat on the side of road quickly and easily. Tyre sidewall damage is not amenable to goo, but thankfully those are much less frequent. Perhaps the biggest advantage of goo for me is that my wife is willing to use it if need be, which has never been the case when jacking up the car and swapping tyres has been called for.

I'm still debating what to do for our Prius Prime which also has a goo solution, but that car is used much further away from home and often both of us are in the car on a trip. I'm leaning towards buying an emergency spare that is kept in the garage when I use the car for work commuting (and my wife can bring me the spare in a pinch), and taking it along for our trips away from home.
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:34 pm

SageBrush wrote:
cmwade77 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
You are mis-informed.
My TPMS was fine after I used the goo according to the technician, but I had bought a replacement part anyway for $8 so I had it installed for free.

It was what my quote was from the tire shop and as I said, both the manual and the bottle insist that you must replace the TPMS after using the goo. I'm glad both were wrong, but I will say the price is incredibly high on the Nissan branded stuff compared to what you can get off the shelf that is just as good.

OEM on Ebay is cheap

I actually bought this
Denso 999-0601 TPMS Sensor Maintenance Kit
From Amazon for $5. It refurbishes the TPMS with a new sensor and gaskets.

Nowadays it is under $3
https://www.densoproducts.com/product.aspx?zpid=40128

I was skeptical of the entire goo approach too, but the Nissan solution is a winner. When all was said and done, I paid ~ $50 combined for the sensor kit, tyre repair, and goo replacement. CHEAP for a solution that let me deal with the flat on the side of road quickly and easily. Tyre sidewall damage is not amenable to goo, but thankfully those are much less frequent. Perhaps the biggest advantage of goo for me is that my wife is willing to use it if need be, which has never been the case when jacking up the car and swapping tyres has been called for.

Oh, I am not saying the Goo doesn't have a place, I am just saying that the Goo is much cheaper buying from Fix A Flat or other places than from Amazon. As the OP said, Nissan wants an insane amount for the goo.

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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:43 pm

I don't know if the other Goo choices cause TPMS problems or do not interfere with tyre repair. I'm only saying that the Nissan solution did not have those issues in my experience.

And if it is not already painfully obvious,
STAY AWAY from the Nissan dealership if at all possible, or expect to pay through the nose. For anything and everything.
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:38 pm

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


Yes, it is a good little compressor and works great without connecting the goo bottle. I use the Nissan (Continental) compressor with my tire repair kits, but will not use the goo unless I am unable to seal the tire with plugs. There is certainly less chance of damaging the TPMS sensor if you use the bottle and compressor than using a can of "fix a flat", but I prefer not to mess up the inside of the wheel, tire, and sensor.
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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:09 am

Thank u

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Re: Nissan Tire Sealer

Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:23 am

The only time I would use the SLIME would be if there is a BIG leak in the valve, rim, or ROUND hole of a screw (still in the tire).

Otherwise... Keep a good quality electric air pump in the car. 95+% (my scientific data says) of all flat or low tires are the result of a screw, nail or... once I had a piece of wicker furniture in your tire.

In this case, the tire is still relatively sealed with the object. DO NOT take out the screw from the tire! Add air, and go.... No fix a flat needed... The tire will hold air for a while ( sometimes for a whole day) until you get home or to a tire repair place.

If you are not sure on how long the tire will hold air, then check the tire for every 5 minutes of driving. If it is low, then add some more air. This is a very cheap and easy way to not need a tow truck, and not kill the inside of your tires... :)

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