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Old 19 Jul 2008, 04:28 pm
Larry in AZ
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Default 2004 TL tire repair?

Birdgestone Turanza P235/45R17 with a puncture from a thorn is causing a slow
leak, about 10 pounds loss in two days.

Acura Dealer service center says it's too close to the tread edge to repair.
He recommends a new tire, not necessarily purchased from them. In fact, he
recommended Discount Tires.

Does anyone think that one of those spray-in sealers might work..? Tire has
plenty of mileage left on it, and I'd like to avoid the cost of replacing, if
possible.

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Old 19 Jul 2008, 06:32 pm
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On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:28:30 GMT, Larry in AZ
<usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote:

>Birdgestone Turanza P235/45R17 with a puncture from a thorn is causing a slow
>leak, about 10 pounds loss in two days.
>
>Acura Dealer service center says it's too close to the tread edge to repair.
>He recommends a new tire, not necessarily purchased from them. In fact, he
>recommended Discount Tires.
>
>Does anyone think that one of those spray-in sealers might work..? Tire has
>plenty of mileage left on it, and I'd like to avoid the cost of replacing, if
>possible.


I hate to spend money on replacement tires too, but peace of mind for
me is important.

I'd never trust a spray-in product unless stranded someplace where the
proper new tire wasn't available. I've never had long-term good luck
with plugs either. So now when there's any kind of leak, I pop for a
new tire. I sleep better that way.

DC
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Old 20 Jul 2008, 01:25 am
Larry in AZ
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Waiving the right to remain silent, DennyCrane@MadCow.net said:

> On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:28:30 GMT, Larry in AZ
><usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote:
>
>>Birdgestone Turanza P235/45R17 with a puncture from a thorn is causing a
>>slow leak, about 10 pounds loss in two days.
>>
>>Acura Dealer service center says it's too close to the tread edge to
>>repair. He recommends a new tire, not necessarily purchased from them.
>>In fact, he recommended Discount Tires.
>>
>>Does anyone think that one of those spray-in sealers might work..? Tire
>>has plenty of mileage left on it, and I'd like to avoid the cost of
>>replacing, if possible.

>
> I hate to spend money on replacement tires too, but peace of mind for
> me is important.
>
> I'd never trust a spray-in product unless stranded someplace where the
> proper new tire wasn't available. I've never had long-term good luck
> with plugs either. So now when there's any kind of leak, I pop for a
> new tire. I sleep better that way.


I hear you, but I've never tried it and wondered what others' experience
might be. Thanks.

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Old 20 Jul 2008, 12:57 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, DennyCrane@MadCow.net said:

> On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:28:30 GMT, Larry in AZ
><usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote:
>
>>Birdgestone Turanza P235/45R17 with a puncture from a thorn is causing a
>>slow leak, about 10 pounds loss in two days.
>>
>>Acura Dealer service center says it's too close to the tread edge to
>>repair. He recommends a new tire, not necessarily purchased from them.
>>In fact, he recommended Discount Tires.
>>
>>Does anyone think that one of those spray-in sealers might work..? Tire
>>has plenty of mileage left on it, and I'd like to avoid the cost of
>>replacing, if possible.

>
> I hate to spend money on replacement tires too, but peace of mind for
> me is important.
>
> I'd never trust a spray-in product unless stranded someplace where the
> proper new tire wasn't available. I've never had long-term good luck
> with plugs either. So now when there's any kind of leak, I pop for a
> new tire. I sleep better that way.


I hear you, but I've never tried it and wondered what others' experience
might be. Thanks.

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Old 21 Jul 2008, 11:28 am
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"Larry in AZ" <usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9AE088625197Fthefrogprince@69.16.185.250.. .
> Birdgestone Turanza P235/45R17 with a puncture from a thorn is causing a
> slow
> leak, about 10 pounds loss in two days.
>
> Acura Dealer service center says it's too close to the tread edge to
> repair.
> He recommends a new tire, not necessarily purchased from them. In fact,
> he
> recommended Discount Tires.
>
> Does anyone think that one of those spray-in sealers might work..? Tire
> has
> plenty of mileage left on it, and I'd like to avoid the cost of replacing,
> if
> possible.
>


Those spray-in sealers are only for short term to give you time to get it
fixed right. Plus it may unbalanced the wheel.

I've been using plugs for years and only had one failure out of about 10
plugs. That failure is a slow leak but re-plugging solved the problem. You
suppose to patch and plug but just plugs works for me.

If the puncture is too close to the side wall, it could not be fixed. You
may try to insert a tube if its available for the tire size but the cost for
the tube, mounting and balancing may justify a new tire.



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Old 02 Aug 2008, 09:20 pm
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Larry in AZ <usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in
news:Xns9AE088625197Fthefrogprince@69.16.185.250:

> Birdgestone Turanza P235/45R17 with a puncture from a thorn is causing
> a slow leak, about 10 pounds loss in two days.
>
> Acura Dealer service center says it's too close to the tread edge to
> repair. He recommends a new tire, not necessarily purchased from
> them. In fact, he recommended Discount Tires.
>
> Does anyone think that one of those spray-in sealers might work..?
> Tire has plenty of mileage left on it, and I'd like to avoid the cost
> of replacing, if possible.
>


Dude, if it's on the surface that contacts the roadput a plug in it and
don't worry about it. If it's on the sidewall, get a new tire.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 03:00 am
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If you're still trying to decide, I recently had good luck with Slime
tire sealant. My truck's left front was leaking at least as much as
yours. It's kind of a hassle to install, you have to remove the valve
stem, deflate the tire, squeeze and squeeze the bottle, then
reinflate. The good news is that the tire absolutely stopped leaking
air. It did unbalance the tire slightly, most notable at about 65
mph, so I just drive faster, and it goes away!


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