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Old 3rd January 2012, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Screw in tyre!

Was putting the car away today and noticed i've picked up a screw in one of my tyres.

It's pretty close to the centre so I'm fairly sure it can be repaired, I'm just a bit concerned about getting a decent tyre fitter that can remove and refit the tyre without damaging the rim.

Has anyone got any recommendations in central Scotland? I'm based in Edinburgh but happy to travel.

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Old 3rd January 2012, 12:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dynaplug?
Just make sure you put a bit of fairy liquid on the plug before pushing it in otherwise they break easily where the brass head crimps the tail.
Oh and the inflater is pretty useless unless you've got an adapter that fits (the one they supply doesn't ...).

As an aside, anyone know where you can get additional plugs?

Worth a try anyway as it means the tyre doesn't have to come off.

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Might give them a go, although are they suitable for a complete amateur to use?

Cheers for the tip!
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Old 3rd January 2012, 01:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's no trouble mate, I managed it ok.
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It's no trouble mate, I managed it ok.
Nice one. Did you buy from their website?
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Yes, sorry should have mentioned that.
There's also a thread about it under Brakes, Wheels, Tyres and Suspension (GT-R) with others experience so worth a look.

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Go see Gregor at Farmers in st johns road, he is a very good guy, tell him robin sent you!! he is very carefull with your rims
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Go see Gregor at Farmers in st johns road, he is a very good guy, tell him robin sent you!! he is very carefull with your rims
Nice one, will give them a try too
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As an aside, anyone know where you can get additional plugs?
Any of these will do;

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Was that said in a Scouse accent
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lol, thought it was Manc
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Nah, I think you will find that a certain Ms Cilla Black uses that one a lot ... not that I am a fan or anything ... I should shut up now
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Was putting the car away today and noticed i've picked up a screw in one of my tyres.

It's pretty close to the centre so I'm fairly sure it can be repaired, I'm just a bit concerned about getting a decent tyre fitter that can remove and refit the tyre without damaging the rim.

Has anyone got any recommendations in central Scotland? I'm based in Edinburgh but happy to travel.

Cheers!
I had my tyre puncture repaired at thistle tyres on easter road cost me £15 ,i stood right next to the fitter watching him and these are very difficult tyres to take off And on,one wrong move or slip of the tool is all it takes to chip or mark the wheel and i can tell you i was a bit tense a few times thinking he is gonna chip it but he did not.

I tried farmers and kwikfit but they would not repair run flats but this was about 18 months ago however i went back to kwkfit to put nitro in tyre.

Newlife tyres in duddingston are supposed to be good too,hope that helps.
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Puncture

Took out large screw in front tyre and rang Kwikfit and was told no repair on RFT so its staying on drive, ordered a Dynaplug so hopefully try them in a couple of days when it comes through post.
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jeffsquiz - you might already have taken care of this, but if the tyre has deflated don't let it sit on the sidewalls without support for the weight of the vehicle, otherwise it'll bugger up the sidewalls.

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jeffsquiz - you might already have taken care of this, but if the tyre has deflated don't let it sit on the sidewalls without support for the weight of the vehicle, otherwise it'll bugger up the sidewalls.

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Good point, luckily i put screw back in so not fully deflated but i will top up the pressure tonight also to keep the TPMS from lighting up.
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Dynaplug ordered now too. Cheers all for the advice, I'll post up the results when the kit arrives.
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Repaired

Recieved Dynaplug through post this morning, put first one in and it was still leaking so in went another job done. My works van was next, so quick and simple so thanks to the forum and everyone that participates.I would of gone to the garage and got 2 new ones otherwise.
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That's great to hear! My kit arrived yesterday so will give it a go tomorrow morning. (gives me an excuse to avoid shopping with the mrs).
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