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Nail puncture

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by JimboSlice413, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Mar 7, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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    Tire pressure light came on. I have a slow leak caused by this guy. Anyone experienced with tire repair have some input on this. Is it safe to repair this close to the edge?
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  2. Mar 7, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    Yup, do it yourself with one of those repair kits the one with glue and you punch the strip in there and pull it out quickly or take to a shop and they will either do that or patch it. Look fine to do in the picture.
     
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    Likely too close for a patch, but a plug may hold up in that spot.
     
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    Plugs work well. I’ve done many over the years with no problems with some in your location. I actually keep a kit on the truck just in case, but haven’t used it in years. Had to buy new glue as the old tube dried up. The rubber strips are still gummy, though.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    I think I'll give that plug a shot. It's not on the edge at all but tire shops are pretty rigid on not repairing holes too close to the edge. I really don't want to eat 300 bucks over a finish nail
     
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    Thanks, I'm heading out to Home Depot
     
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    I use my tundra on job sites daily and get several nails every year. I always use a plug kit on mine it works well.
     
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    If you take that to a shop for repair they will tell you that it has to be replaced. Anything outside the center tread line is deemed "non-repairable". Due to all the stuff that happened with the Firestone tires and Ford the liability is too high. If the technician repairs your tire and it blows out causing an accident or death the tech can be held personally responsible. I work at a dealership and had to take training on this. Its total crap but that's America for ya.

    That being said. A plug should hold just fine. If it was my personal vehicle I would patch/plug it and be on my merry way.
     
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  10. Mar 7, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    I totally understand the concerns over liability. My wife's aunt lost her life in one of those Firestone blowouts. Such a large sum was paid out her children never needed to worry about college, housing or financial trouble for the rest of their lives
     
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