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Old 09-28-2007, 09:13 AM   #11
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A tire plug kit is super simple. It'* odd how many of us would be afraid to try and plug a tire.

The toughest part is figuring out where the leak is located. That can be easy if you find the bolt or screw.
Its a screw in the tread...but the tread is almost completely gone. I saw the Phillips head in the tire a few days ago

I have an industrial sized staple in the front tire, which is why i thought it leaks, but apparently it doesn't.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:14 AM   #12
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Yup. go get a tire plug kit and it will fix that with out a problem
Done it many of times
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:50 PM   #13
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A tire plug kit is super simple. It'* odd how many of us would be afraid to try and plug a tire.

The toughest part is figuring out where the leak is located. That can be easy if you find the bolt or screw.
I carry an old squirt bottle in my trunk for just such purposes.

Fill a squirt bottle with water and add in a little bit of soap, dish soap works best if youre at home.

The easiest way to plug a tire is if you actually remove the wheel/tire assembly from the car, but it can be done with it still on.

Make sure the tire is properly inflated, then begin squirting your water/soap mix onto the treads, back and forth, make sure its all covered, and make sure you do the whole tire. What you are watching for is any bubbling of the soap, but dont stop when you find one leak, Ive had tires with multiple leaks before.

The reason I suggest removing the wheel is that its so much easier to roll around the tire when searching for leaks, and you will have a much better angle when it comes to using the plugging kit.
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Took my parents bonne to walmart for an oil change, and it took them an HOUR to come tell me they couldn't change the oil, cause the cap was on too tight.


ISN'T THAT WHAT TOOLS ARE FOR
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FogHorn has a story about tires at Walmart also
LOL...yeah...2 hours to install 4 tires Buddy told me when I called, and when I arrived, that it would only take 45 to 60 minutes

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bout time you found this lol.

Yea that was pretty sheety.


So now we all now.. dont use walmart tires or other auto services
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Don't take your car to Wal Mart for anything...

I get my Tires from Tire Rack and have them mounted and balanced locally...

If i get a nail or screw in the tire... I use a Plug.. I have done this for years

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Old 09-29-2007, 03:27 AM   #18
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Well I had purchased a set of Sumitomo HTR+ tires from TireRack, and since I dont have a local Sumitomo dealer, I went to Wal-Mart, because I knew there would be no hassle on carrying in my own tires there, and they did at least give me the lifetime balance and rotation. But who knows how long that could take

Next time, I will do some shopping around to see if the locals will care if I bring in my own tires.

But I stand behind the plug, I live down 5 miles of gravel road, needless to say I have plugged many a tire in my day between the vehicles in my household. Never had a bit of trouble.
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Yeah, as much as I like WalMart, I wouldn't take my car there for service.

Both our vehicles are running WalMart batteries, and I love them. But I put them in myself...
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Don't take your car to Wal Mart for anything...

I get my Tires from Tire Rack and have them mounted and balanced locally...

If i get a nail or screw in the tire... I use a Plug.. I have done this for years
After the conversation we had about it, I doubt I'm ever going there.

Definitely don't. I've been messed over too many times to count. Plus its like dealing with a bunch of kindergarten rejects most of the time. Sometimes I wish I worked there so I could help the place become better, but then think that then I'd be lumped in with the rest of the idiots.

And yeah, plug kits rule. I've got one I've never opened.
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