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Turkey day tire drama!

philo426philo426 MemberPosts: 380 Member
My wife sent me out to Wally world to get another pumpkin pie and the passenger side rear was flat!Bummer!So I got out the flooor jack and put on the 16 inch donut.I drove to Wally world and bought the pie along with a can of fix a flat with slime and took it over to Get Go to fill the tire with air.I drove home and switched out the donut for the tire.Luckily the weather is great for this time of year,55 degrees and sunny compared to last year when it was cold and wet!I will have the tire fixed properly soon.

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Well, you got the pie home OK, that's what counts!

    Flats never happen at a convenient time, it seems.
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,624 Senior Member
    You got some 'new tire in a can'!:jester:
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,862 Senior Member
    Hate it when that happens.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,981 Senior Member
    Best part ya got the pie home, that's all that counts.

    JAY
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  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 380 Member
    Yes Thanksgiving dinner and dessert was a great success!
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Puncture? Bad bead? just dry rotted? Inquiring minds are inquiring...

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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Many years ago when the world was a different place there existed places of business called service stations. These places not only would pump your has they would also service your car. My battery died so close to the service station that I coasted in. They replaced it for me no problem. It was Christmas eve and I was very greatful. I'm glad your tire problem worked out.
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  • philo426philo426 Member Posts: 380 Member
    I think it has a slow leak as I examined it carefully and found no punctures thst were obvious and it is holding air for several hours at the same pressure.I will check it every day to see if there is a leakage issue.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    philo426 wrote: »
    I will have the tire fixed properly soon.

    Once most types of flat fix stuff in put into a tire, the chances of getting it fixed properly is something like "slim" and "none". The chemical change to the inner lining after fix a flat is used prevents a normal type patch from bonding to the rubber. The tire is probably trash.
    Jerry
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,263 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Once most types of flat fix stuff in put into a tire, the chances of getting it fixed properly is something like "slim" and "none". The chemical change to the inner lining after fix a flat is used prevents a normal type patch from bonding to the rubber. The tire is probably trash.
    Jerry

    It says right on the can to get it back out and have tire fixed quickly. Some shops will charge extra to fix a tire with fix-a-flat in it............ Makes quite a mess that needs washed.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Two things I hate, a temporary doughnut, I advocate buying an extra rim and a normal tire, another reason I really like an old school car with a really big trunk, large enough for two rims & tires.

    I hate flat fix from having dealt with that crap when servicing tires, what a mess to clean up !!!
    You end up having to wash all that slop out of the tire, off the tire machine etc, just no fun at all.....
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,263 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Two things I hate, a temporary doughnut, I advocate buying an extra rim and a normal tire, another reason I really like an old school car with a really big trunk, large enough for two rims & tires.

    I hate flat fix from having dealt with that crap when servicing tires, what a mess to clean up !!!
    You end up having to wash all that slop out of the tire, off the tire machine etc, just no fun at all.....

    Many cars (I've seen Dodge, Chevy, and Honda) don't even have a donut spare. They come with an air compressor with a can of fix-a-flat built right into it...............

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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,624 Senior Member
    Well, at least they give you a choice to only use air...I'm guessing the replacement can of 'new tire' would be a dealer-only item and cost $39.95!:jester:
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I wonder how many more years until numatic are obsolete? Wich would be funny since numatic tires made solid tires obsolete.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,263 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    Well, at least they give you a choice to only use air...I'm guessing the replacement can of 'new tire' would be a dealer-only item and cost $39.95!:jester:

    Never got it out of the trunk. Don't know if the can was replaceable or not.......... probably not.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,263 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    I wonder how many more years until numatic are obsolete? Wich would be funny since numatic tires made solid tires obsolete.

    There are some new ones coming out..........tweel1.jpg
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
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