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    Unhappy argh!... oh wait its only a puncture...

    nearly needed new underwear this morning, motoring along minding my own business taking our lass too work when suddenly, noise and bumping about and more noise,

    jump out panicking thinkin something gone badly, didnt hear no bang/knock though, oh god what is it, then find this mother in one of me 2 week old new rear boots

    off too see if can get repaired,

    any idea what it is?


    hope you guys had less evenful morning

    Ian

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    Looks like a long bent nail.
    Insignia VX-Line Nav CDTI 170.

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    Broken spring? Should be repairable, but you may have to tell them to repair it rather than ask them

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    Came out from work to a flat once, looked at the wheel and saw a little stone in the tread, but couldn't find anything else. Got my pliers out and pulled the little stone.... it kept coming, and eventually i ended up with this (see bellow) and a rather shocked expression. Looking at the angle it went in at, someone must have propped it against the wheel, so when i drove off..... psssssssssss.


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    bet you were wondering when it was gonna end, the worst part has got to be space saving it home like that was a first for me

    fifth alloy definately moving up the list quickly.

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    that should fix without issue buddy,.. I've had one done in the same place on the tread that close to the wall

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    Should be a normal fix. At least you got two weeks on yours, I got one after less than 24 hours.

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    is that not the end of a rear coil spring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdadidog View Post
    is that not the end of a rear coil spring?
    Looks too thin for that. Might be worth checking though.

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    been told possibly "cotterpin" off a trailer?

    chopped it to get it out

    glad it sorted

    Ian

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