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    hiya guys, any of you in the know on tyre repairs? was cleaning the car today and noticed this in my rear ns, the tyre is only 6 month old and with car tax and mot due this month a new tyre is out the question at the min,

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    Nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Nope
    your kidding me?? what a mare, is it too close to side wall?

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    I had a screw around about the same place. A local garage plugged it fine. Worth asking before you buy a new tyre imo

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    Nope not kidding mate its too close to edge,the way kwikfit do it is if the nail/screw is covered by finger thickness from centre tread its not repairable.

    Quote Originally Posted by nicj View Post
    I had a screw around about the same place. A local garage plugged it fine. Worth asking before you buy a new tyre imo
    Is your life really worth the cost of a tyre ? crazy to be honest they use a plug with a patch and what can happen if the patch is on a slight curve the pressure exerted by cornering can lift patch .I have seen many a repair like this and they didn't last long,any reputable tyre place will tell you its not repairable sorry
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    We need some more information
    What is the width and profile of the tyre

    You then calculate the central three quarters
    If the damage is within this area, the tyre can be repaired
    If not, then it cannot be repaired

    However, for MoT purposes, this tyre is still legal and would pass a MoT, providing the damage is not leaking air
    If it is, then it would not pass a MoT

    Next, compare the opposite side of the tyre and inspect for a buldge
    After about 3000 miles / 3 months this is very likely to occur, and this too would deem the tyre are illegal

    Personally, monitor the damage for the next 3000 miles / 3 months
    The rear tyres do not wear down as much as the front tyres so the head of the metal object will simply either wear down or be pushed level with the remaining tyre material

    You could also swap this tyre to the front, allowing it to wear out faster
    If you do this, place it on the front offside and monitor it on a daily basis

    Finally, if the metal object is ejected from the tyre it will not be explosive and/or catastrophic
    You may hear the metal object hitting the wheel arch
    There will then be a rapid loss of tyre pressure and performance, but slow enough to allow you to reduce speed safely
    When you then stop and inspect the tyre you will then hear the last of the air leaking out...

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    just my luck this, ive had three new tyres in the last 12 month, tax and mot due this month so could do without another bill, oh yeah mrs lost her job last week too, ace haha. im going to see the garage who did my other three tyres in the morning see what he says.

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    This is why i had Marangonis put on all 4 corners as i was always picking up punctures


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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    We need some more information
    What is the width and profile of the tyre

    You then calculate the central three quarters
    If the damage is within this area, the tyre can be repaired
    If not, then it cannot be repaired

    However, for MoT purposes, this tyre is still legal and would pass a MoT, providing the damage is not leaking air
    If it is, then it would not pass a MoT

    Next, compare the opposite side of the tyre and inspect for a buldge
    After about 3000 miles / 3 months this is very likely to occur, and this too would deem the tyre are illegal

    Personally, monitor the damage for the next 3000 miles / 3 months
    The rear tyres do not wear down as much as the front tyres so the head of the metal object will simply either wear down or be pushed level with the remaining tyre material

    You could also swap this tyre to the front, allowing it to wear out faster
    If you do this, place it on the front offside and monitor it on a daily basis

    Finally, if the metal object is ejected from the tyre it will not be explosive and/or catastrophic
    You may hear the metal object hitting the wheel arch
    There will then be a rapid loss of tyre pressure and performance, but slow enough to allow you to reduce speed safely
    When you then stop and inspect the tyre you will then hear the last of the air leaking out...
    i thought the standard tyre size for my vec ( vectra 1.9 cdti 150 sri) was 215/50/17) but this tyre is 205/50/17 ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob warrington View Post
    i thought the standard tyre size for my vec ( vectra 1.9 cdti 150 sri) was 215/50/17) but this tyre is 205/50/17 ????

    It should be a 215/50 x 17, and in general it may well be repairable.
    (205/50 x17 is defo too small for the specified tyre spec)

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