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Continental Puncture Repair Kit

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Singvogel, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. Singvogel

    Singvogel Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Has anyone any experience of using the ContiMobilityKit or the ContiComfortKit which pump in liquid latex, seal the puncture hole and re-inflate the tyre?

    I believe these are now supplied instead of a spare tyre on Freelander 2.

    How far has anyone driven before a 'proper' fix? (I know what it says in the instructions, but I think they are there so you can have no come-back on the manufacturer if you drive further)

    Did you get a replacement bottle of latex cheap?

    What do the tyre-fitters think of this gloop stuff inside the tyre?

    These kits are on eBay at a fraction of the list price, but how do they compare with the well-known Holts 'Tyre-Weld' type of repair kit?

    Thanks,

    Singvogel. :cool:
     
  2. rebelrob

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    these kits are in a lot of the new fords and mazdas. i work in a main stealer and i have seen a few tyres where the kits been used. one has a horrid vibration on it (i didnt know the customer had used the kit at this point) tryed balancing the wheel it wanted 100s of grams so i took the tyre off it was just like black silicone sealant sat in tyre theres not much point in using them in my oponion. youve got to vuy a new tyre either way so why waste the kit. the only time i would consider is if your sat at side of motorway.
     
  3. Singvogel

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    Rob:

    I was thinking of one of these kits chiefly as an emergency for my wife who has a bad back and can't really manage to change a wheel any more.

    So the odds of it ever being used are pretty slim, but it's more for my peace of mind when I'm away, if she gets stuck somewhere.

    I accept that there's a chance the tyre may not be repairable, but can you fit the new tyre to the rim without too much hassle getting the gunk/goo off the rim itself.

    Would a tyre dealer charge extra for cleaning the rim and /for having to cope with the sticky stuff.

    Caio, Singvogel.
     
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    hi I used these when the first come out as both me and wife suffer from bad back me i broke mine along with my neck and the sealent worked but when it came to a new tyre the tyre shop did not like it it took ages to clean off
     
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    at the garage i work at we just vharge a set price for changing a tyre and whatever it needs but unsure if any other garages will.
     
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    hi just to let you know they did not charge any extra but did moan about it
     
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    I hate to see this type of kit in hire cars at work. They have warnings on speed on those I&#8217;ve seen. Also warn you to get the tyre changed as soon as.

    I had that puncture repair stuff in my last set of tyres. I watched someone at a show use it. Spud the tyre round, hammered a 6 inch nail in with a pipe to guide it, spun the tyre, pulled out the nail, and nothing. No air loss. Hole was sealed. Later we went back and saw the same tyre with a hundred more &#8220;repairs&#8221; in it. You can probably see where this is going&#8230; The challenge was set. So when it came round to getting new tyres as I&#8217;d damaged them orf road (bulge and cracks) I got 5 new and chose to test the spare. Didn&#8217;t work for me.

    I always thought it was against the law to take a car on the motorway without a spare replacement tyre/wheel. Is this true? Breakdown peeps list charges if you need a replacement and don't have one. Hence they're not happy with just the kit.
     
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    just had a look at that site not a bad site for the police.
     
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