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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 11:53 AM
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Here is an item that is meant for automobiles that works really well.
I have been using it on my motorcycles, but will be carrying it my
SKY (when I get it).Attachment 4757
No offense but it is not a wise idea to "plug" your tires. It is always better to have the tire removed and a patch put in the "inside" of the tire, especially on a high performance tire. Granted a plug might get you on your way, but I would re-do the plug with a patch when you can soon after.

Plugging a tire created a BIG multi-million dollar lawsuit I believe it was in Illinois a few years ago. Couple people killed, wasn't pretty. Apparently a tire dealer "plugged" a tire and that tire caused a "blowout" causing the driver to loose control of the vehicle. Apparently it was "proven" in court that the blow out happend because of the plug.

My Good Year dealer had this article posted on his message board. Soo, at this facility they no longer "plug" tires, they patch them. Since then that is what I ALWAYS request when repairing a flat, and most reputable tire dealers worth his salt and with your safety in mind WILL patch instead of plug. Just thought you guys should know.



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You silly people -- Of course the SKY has a spare

It is just stored at a tire shop!
We should be so lucky as to find a suitable replacement at the local tire store!
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No offense but it is not a wise idea to "plug" your tires. It is always better to have the tire removed and a patch put in the "inside" of the tire, especially on a high performance tire. Granted a plug might get you on your way, but I would re-do the plug with a patch when you can soon after.

Plugging a tire created a BIG multi-million dollar lawsuit I believe it was in Illinois a few years ago. Couple people killed, wasn't pretty. Apparently a tire dealer "plugged" a tire and that tire caused a "blowout" causing the driver to loose control of the vehicle. Apparently it was "proven" in court that the blow out happend because of the plug.

My Good Year dealer had this article posted on his message board. Soo, at this facility they no longer "plug" tires, they patch them. Since then that is what I ALWAYS request when repairing a flat, and most reputable tire dealers worth his salt and with your safety in mind WILL patch instead of plug. Just thought you guys should know.
I agree a patch is much better, but I have plugged tires before and never had a problem. Maybe I've just been lucky. I also carry a plug kit in my Sky. I would rather have a plug than fix-a-flat.

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I would just call on-star and let them take care of getting the tire fixed.

But if you fix with the goo or a plug kit, you should probably only drive until you can get a proper repair.

Also note http://www.safercar.gov/Tires/pages/TireMaintRepair.htm recommends any repair consists of both a plug and an internal patch

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Originally Posted by Angel
Here is an item that is meant for automobiles that works really well.
I have been using it on my motorcycles, but will be carrying it my
SKY (when I get it).Attachment 4757

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This kit actually plugs from the inside. It has a gun that forces a mushroom-headed plug into the hole and double seals the tire. The mushroom-headed plug expands to seal the inside of the tire.

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OK, so who has had a flat tire and how did you handle it?

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My spare tire will be prominently displayed in the driver's seat while the vehicle is in motion!
Unfortunately, at 549 miles there was a screw in the right rear tire that caused the tire to go flat; the screw was in the curved part closer to the sidewall, so a repair was not possible. I jacked the car up in the garage, removed the tire myself, put it in the back of my Envoy, drove to the local Goodyear tire place and they, for a whopping $338 (FYI: the tire cost $295), put on a brand new tire for me. Put it back in the Envoy, came home and reinstalled the tire. Broke, but ready to drive it again

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Unfortunately, at 549 miles there was a screw in the right rear tire that caused the tire to go flat; the screw was in the curved part closer to the sidewall, so a repair was not possible. I jacked the car up in the garage, removed the tire myself, put it in the back of my Envoy, drove to the local Goodyear tire place and they, for a whopping $338 (FYI: the tire cost $295), put on a brand new tire for me. Put it back in the Envoy, came home and reinstalled the tire. Broke, but ready to drive it again
You may be due a rebate from the mfg -- same thing happened to me on a Saturn SC2 -- barely 1000 miles and they covered the tire cost!! Don't hurt to ask!

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it may have worked on my rear tire but i don;t think it would seal a hole the size of a half dollar....
maybe some duct tape would help... LOL
Used on-star... it worked wonderful...
OUCH What did you hit? Looks like you damaged those pretty rims too.

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Flat, call OnStar unless its sitting in the garage, remove have it fixed and back on the road.
How many have seen the next newest thing the new rimless, airless tires from Michelin?
Maybe for just extra money someone makes a run flat tire like are currently on the 06 corvette, 100 miles at 55 no damage to the tires. That seems to be a good solution to have tires that would allow you to get home or at least to a nearby town and then fix or replace the tire. Need to check that out on tire rack and see if they are available could be a good choice when its time to replace the sky's tires.


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I ordered my R/L on Aug 18. On Spet 3 I deceided to see how much weight I could loose between now and when I finally have it in my hands so the 'spare tire' issue becomes a 'thats hawt and the car looks good too' issue!

Starting weight 232. Gahhhh!

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