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Old 06-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Air pump & sealant can did their job!

Coming home from the Camaro Nationals yesterday, the DIC suddenly displays 'low tire pressure', and shows the driver side rear tire as having only 26 lbs.
The yellow warning light (tire with exclamation point) also displayed.
After pulling off the road to a safe spot, I couldn't see whatever made the puncture, but could hear it, losing air at about a pound every couple minutes.
I had checked out the car's pump/sealant when I first got my Camaro, so I was familiar with it and what to do.
After inflating it with air and sealant, I took it for a short drive to distribute the sealant, re-inflated the tire to the correct pressure, and headed home.
The tire stayed sealed, and held the pressure. You are supposed to drive it no faster than 55 mph, and as I noticed, anything over 60 and it vibrated, because the sealant probably made it out of balance.
Thanks to my sister and her husband, who drove their Camaro there with me, and made sure I got home ok.
It's just good to know it worked, and the warning system worked, otherwise I would have not known until it might have damaged the tire.
Now I have to take it in to have the tire patched properly, remove the sealant from the tire, and get a new can of it for the pump.
Oh yeah, I took over 250 pictures at the Nationals, I'll post them up later.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Chip called me and told me about your problem. I'm glad you made it home safely.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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Definitely glad you made it home safe. It's probably going to be a PITA cleaning the inside of that wheel out though.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:41 PM   #4
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I used canned sealant before and the tire shop never mentioned it so I guess it's not an issue.

Good to know it worked for you Mr. K.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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Glad you made this post-Got me off my a--.

Went out to the car and got the sealant and pump out then even read the instructions. I'll be better prepared now if I ever have to use it. Also had a beer to help seal the instructions in my brain.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:06 PM   #6
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Went out to the car and got the sealant and pump out then even read the instructions. I'll be better prepared now if I ever have to use it. Also had a beer to help seal the instructions in my brain.
Did you plug in the pump to be sure it works?
I know mine blows
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:11 PM   #7
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Yeh I did.

Doesn't have much power but it's as least as good as the Pep boys pump I use to put a little air in my Pirellis occasionally.
I have a GMC Envoy that came with rear air shocks and came with a built in air compressor that is great. A time or two I've gotten into heavy sand and let the tires down for better float. It's sure nice to have that compressor when you get back to the highway.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #8
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I'm glad everything worked out Randy. That's one thing I don't have now that my trunk well has a methanol tank in it. Now you've just added another thing I have to worry about while on the road :(

I can't wait to see all those photos. It's too bad you weren't there to shoot a photo of Ralph when they announced my name instead of his for a win in our class Peggy had to get him a towel to dry his tears, he was crying so much
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:07 PM   #9
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I just wanted to add an update to this thread, since I don't see this topic come up that often. I went to my dealer to get the tire patched today. The hole was small, and the object that punctured it wasn't in the tire anymore.
It may have been a glass shard. At least it wasn't in the sidewall.
The extra sealant in the tire was still liquid, and the tech said it was easy to clean out. I got a replacement sealant kit for the pump while I was there, also. Cost to patch the tire; 40 bucks, new sealant kit; 37 bucks. Not too bad on the wallet.
John, after this experience, you better carry the pump/sealant with you!
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