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I've taken the plunge and ordered 4 Michelin PS4's to replace the run flats. Black Circles did a decent price and with fitting I'm in at £645 for the 4.

 

I need a repair kit as a back up for the boot. Loads on EBAY and some genuine kits as well. Any recommendations? 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-Ring-Tyre-Kit-Car-Compressor-Puncture-Repair-Sealant/281424464602?epid=22017023336&hash=item4186348ada:g:4vYAAOSwPe1T~wEp

 

 

 

 

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I picked up a genuine BMW mobility kit - compressor, replaceable gunk bottle, pressure gauge all in a nice non sliding pouch.

Does everything I need... the compressor has baled out a good few colleagues too.

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I have Holts Tyre Weld And Emergency Puncture Repair 500ml size, and Holts say the sealant can be washed out of the tyre with water by tyre repairer for permanent repair, I also carry a little plug in  portable compressor although Holts claim it is not necessary, although the compressor is handy to have just to keep tyre pressures correct whilst the tyres are cold before driving.

 

Note. you only need one can of Holts Tyre Weld per puncture.

 

Important  make sure whatever sealant you use can be washed out, I believe most of the mobility kits that are available cannot be washed out, consequently its then a new tyre replacement.

 

https://www.holtsauto.com/holts/news/ive-used-tyreweld/

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Holts-Tyre-Weld-And-Emergency-Puncture-Repair-500ml-Large-17-Tyres-above/173285675593?hash=item2858a19249:g:zakAAOSwvHRa4EYQ

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TireTek-RX-i-Digital-Tyre-Inflator/dp/B01MF8OM7I/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=portable+tyre+compressor&qid=1581504981&sr=8-11

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20 minutes ago, Oilburner said:

I have Holts Tyre Weld And Emergency Puncture Repair 500ml size, and Holts say the sealant can be washed out of the tyre with water by tyre repairer for permanent repair, I also carry a little plug in  portable compressor although Holts claim it is not necessary, although the compressor is handy to have just to keep tyre pressures correct whilst the tyres are cold before driving.

 

Note. you only need one can of Holts Tyre Weld per puncture.

 

Important  make sure whatever sealant you use can be washed out, I believe most of the mobility kits that are available cannot be washed out, consequently its then a new tyre replacement.

 

https://www.holtsauto.com/holts/news/ive-used-tyreweld/

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Holts-Tyre-Weld-And-Emergency-Puncture-Repair-500ml-Large-17-Tyres-above/173285675593?hash=item2858a19249:g:zakAAOSwvHRa4EYQ

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TireTek-RX-i-Digital-Tyre-Inflator/dp/B01MF8OM7I/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=portable+tyre+compressor&qid=1581504981&sr=8-11

Cheers for that - will check those links out. 

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2 hours ago, McBeemer said:

I've taken the plunge and ordered 4 Michelin PS4's to replace the run flats. Black Circles did a decent price and with fitting I'm in at £645 for the 4.

 

I need a repair kit as a back up for the boot. Loads on EBAY and some genuine kits as well. Any recommendations? 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-Series-Ring-Tyre-Kit-Car-Compressor-Puncture-Repair-Sealant/281424464602?epid=22017023336&hash=item4186348ada:g:4vYAAOSwPe1T~wEp

 

 

 

 

 

I have runflats on mine and bought this for peace of mind, I also carry a Ring tyre inflator in the boot. I used the kit to help a Landrover Discovery driver who had a slow puncture on the France Autoroute a couple of weeks ago.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M2Z5VR1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Thanks Matthew I've just ordered one of those. I have GFT's on my car and have had two punctures recently. Tyre inflator got me moving but it's a pain taking the wheel to a tyre place at £18 a puncture and having to wait. I'll do this one myself and see how I get on :)

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As ^^ Airman ResQ. The gunk is water soluble so the tyre/wheel can be washed clean when it comes to permanent repair or replacement time. 

 

https://www.airman-uk.com/product/resq-tyre-repair-kit/

 

I also carry a tubeless tyre plugging kit just in case - plenty available on Ebay

 

Mark

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My wifes mini cooper runflats picked up a 6mm bolt in one of the rear tyres which penetrated in one of the deep grooves of the tyre, and being this was a runflat tyre with about 7mm of tread left I used one of those temporary puncture repair plugs from a Sealey TST10 Kit, whilst I did not expect it to last due to the size of the 5-6mm bolt that caused the puncture was the maximum size diameter for repairing, but I followed closely the supplied instructions, checked for any air leaks with some soapy water around the plug none was found, I then inflated the tyre back to the correct pressure, then drove it around gently at first and rechecking several times for any air leaks all was still good, I then decided to overinflate the tyre to see if it still held good which it did, then I drove the mini cooper hard around a empty deserted car park turning sharply to deliberately stress the temporary repaired rear tyre, the pressure still spot on even though I had overinflated the tyre by 10 psi, after all my thorough testing I let the tyre cool down from all the hard cornering and set the tyre pressure back to the correct pressure.

My initial thoughts were my wife never drives fast or ever likely to push it like I did during my testing and its on the rear tyre, and with the mini tyre pressure monitoring system working, and its a runflat tyre, I was not in a rush to replace the tyre if it was not losing any pressure around the plug, at first I checked the plug every day but after a while I checked it less often because there had been no pressure loss at all and the plug was still good.

What I can say is I never did change that tyre until all the tyres were worn down to just below 3mm I then changed them to Michelin primacy non runflats, after the tyre fitter removed the tyres I curiously checked inside the one that had been plugged and I can tell you it was still a perfect repair.

Before anyone says I know these repair plugs are not meant to be used on the highway all I can say is this carried on working perfectly until tyres were replaced, I probably would not have done the same had it been a front tyre though.

I have one of these kits in both cars as well as the Holts Tyreweld and compressor, which hopefully I have covered any eventuality, you do need a scissor jack though for the rear tyre repair because you would not be able to push the plug in as they require all your bodyweight to push them in.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-Temporary-Tubeless-Wheel-Tyre-Puncture-Emergency-Repair-Fix-Kit-TST10/191412876639?epid=4032705421&hash=item2c9118b55f:g:VK0AAOSwWvRd5mqO

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Certain runflats are permitted to be repaired, provided they haven't been run on flat and damaged the sidewall.

 

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f10-535i-lim_201301/repair-manuals/36-wheels-with-tyres/2rx7r9o

 

I have a puncture repair on one of my front summer rfts and the previous owner had a puncture repair done on the 17" winter rfts.

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@bmwmike From what I have read it's because there is a possibility the straight plugs could come out, many many years ago they use to repair tyres with those then suddenly these plugs were more or less outlawed, and the approved tubless tyre repair plugs had a mushroom head and had to be inserted from inside the tyre, also that gave the tyre repairer chance to inspect for any damaged the puncture may have caused inside the tyre.

Whilst they may not actually be legal per say my previous post would question that reasoning , because I did not experience any problems also after approaching two years later I inspected inside the tyre when it was eventually replace and found no damage

I did not mention in my previous post the tyre that had the puncture was a Continental Runflat and that manufacturer does not approve their runflats to be repaired, so it just goes to show in my case it certainly was repairable and with a straight plug, at the end of the day the driver/owner has to decide for themselves is it safe to repair a puncture or not with a plug, in my case I deemed it was practical and safe which went against Continental approval and the approved method of permanent tyre repair.

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16 hours ago, sjj84 said:

Holts tyreweld was on offer in tesco yesterday, think it was £3.50 a can. Don't know how long the offer is for.

 

Indeed it is, along with half price snake oil too.

 

47773-B0-C-5-F80-4273-871-D-095-DB027-D1

 

 

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Aldi were doing the bigger HOLTS cans for £3.99 so chucked one of them in the trolley as a quick contingency measure. How effective are they? Do they have enough PSI to pump a tyre up? 

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