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Old 04-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #18
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My wife has had a flat on almost every vehicle she's had. I have never had one. Weird how that works...
Does she drive a Bimmer. I had 16 flats in 3 years.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #19
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At 14mpg you shouldn't be far from a gas station at any one time.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #20
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #21
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Keep a (low profile maybe?) deflated tire on rim in the spare tire cavity and stow the inflator in the middle of the rim. Then pull out both & inflate the tire up. That way you can have a just big enough rim to fit over brembos and a thin enough tire to put in trunk. Probably wont work but just a thought to keep the train rollin...
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:53 PM   #22
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Maybe a trunk monkey would be in order...

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:07 AM   #23
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The best thing to do is carry a plug kit. Plugs are great for roadside repairs and they do very little damage to the tire when installing. The tire sealant will mess up your tire pressure sensor.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:47 AM   #24
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Keep a (low profile maybe?) deflated tire on rim in the spare tire cavity and stow the inflator in the middle of the rim. Then pull out both & inflate the tire up. That way you can have a just big enough rim to fit over brembos and a thin enough tire to put in trunk. Probably wont work but just a thought to keep the train rollin...
Won't fit in the spare tire hole.
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The tire sealant will mess up your tire pressure sensor.
You my friend are incorrect.

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#09-03-10-013: Statement on Tire Sealant Included in GM Inflator Kits (Supplied with New Vehicles or as GM Accessory) - (Oct 8, 2009)


Subject: Statement on Tire Sealant Included in GM Inflator Kits (Supplied with New Vehicles or as GM Accessory)


Models: 2010 and Prior Cars and Light Duty Trucks

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Attention: IPC Dealers are not authorized to utilize this bulletin.



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GM Warranty Statement on Tire Sealant
General Motors covers OE tires as part of the General Motors New Vehicle Warranty. The temporary use of tire sealant (as supplied with a GM inflator kit) may not be endorsed by certain tire manufacturers. General Motors has independently validated the temporary use of such sealant when used in accordance with the instructions provided in the vehicle's Owner Manual.

When the instructions found in the Owner Manual have been followed correctly, GM will continue to cover the tire under the terms of the New Vehicle Warranty, whether or not the practice conflicts with the policies of the individual tire manufacturer. Due to this policy, it is advantageous for a customer to return their vehicle to a General Motors dealership for tire warranty issues if GM Tire Sealant has been used.

Important: Road hazard is not covered. This includes punctures, cuts, impact breaks, etc. (road hazard is covered for run flat tires).

GM Inflator Kits/Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors
ONLY use the tire sealant included with GM Inflator Kits for temporary repair of tire air leaks. General Motors has tested this sealant and its compatibility with on-wheel mounted tire pressure monitor sensors. After inflator kit use, the on-wheel mounted tire pressure sensor should be inspected for any damage and replaced/cleaned as needed.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:41 AM   #25
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I don't see any issues here. I had a blowout 35 miles away from my preferred dealer.
I contacted onstar, they connected me to roadside assist, they sent me text messages on the status of the driver showing up. The driver showed up exactly 40 minutes later. The tow truck knew he had to deal with ground clearance on a 2SS. He was prepared for that with a few pieces of wood to help with the clearence issue.

I prefer having someone tow the car, I don't want my wife or daughter trying to change a flat tire on the side of the freeway. I prefer the option of them calling someone to have the car towed.

They are too many other scenarios that can go really wrong with trying to swap a tire out on the side of the road.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #26
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So the guy that wrote the article had a shitty tow truck driver it happens

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #27
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Every tow truck operator who is signed up to do flatbed service for the manufacturers roadside assistance programs should be carrying these, then there would be no issues. You might even be able to fit these in your car.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BTI-RR-TR-7/

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