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tyre plugs

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by GINGE, Dec 28, 2013.

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  1. GINGE

    GINGE Greenlane liker, bobble hat hater Events Planner

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    They work wonderful have used them for years, sometimes you need more than 1 plug depends on size of hole
     
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  4. GINGE

    GINGE Greenlane liker, bobble hat hater Events Planner

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    Thor1950 Well-Known Member

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    Ginge the only difference is the two tools you need to install the plugs. In you first link the 2 tools were very heavy duty. The plugs and cement are generic can be purchased at any auto parts store ( at least here) cost about 50 cents each. The Installation tools can be purchased separately.

    NAPA Tools and Equipment
     
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    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED.

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    ginge,i have used these myself,very useful bit of kit to get you out of the mire.dont get the cheap type of kit,they are ok for normal car tyres etc,but for heavy duty tyres you need a good bit of kit.the plugs/cement are mostly all the same,buy them anywhere.:)
     
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    Most farmers marts will stock them. Ya know how tight fisted farmers are. Never replace anything, or pay someone else. If they can avoid it.. :D
     
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    These are a temporary repair only , ie bush use . The better version is here,
    4 REMA TIP TOP MINICOMBI 6MM PLUG PATCH MUSHROOM + VULCANISING GLUE TYRE REPAIRS | eBay
    and is OK as permanent repair without risk of plug blowing out , you do have to demount tyre to fit , which is what you should do so you can inspect inside of tyre casing both work well , and with the string type you can combine 2, or 3 to fill a bigger hole . Dont use with tube , as tube wont last long , the mushroom type doesnt have that problem , and also seals the cords from getting water in . HTSH
     
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    Never see one blow out yet. When pushed in they expand larger on the inside of tyre than what the hole was.
     
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    I have several times whilst in Australia , maybe down to operator error or the extreme heat conditions ;)
     
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    seen em used on bikes. The bike kit even cam with a can of gas to blow it up after the repair
     
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    operator error would be the first choice...... I have had to use several of those to stop a leak in one hole. Think it was 3 or 4 :rolleyes: The glue that you dip it in is necessary
     
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    cheers for the info fellas.

    I have a slow puncture on one of my tyres and its about time i repaired it. Im not rue how much a garage would charge to do it but i thought they could be useful for out and about anyway
     
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    GINGE Greenlane liker, bobble hat hater Events Planner

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    Ordered. worth a go. :)
     
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    I been using these for years , on bikes and cars ,although the law has changed via eu,repairs should be carried out from inside the tyre using a mushroom type plug . It can't come out unlike tempory plugs .

    These are classed as temporary fix and should be used under speeds of fifty , but in saying that I've never had a problem the AA even use them .

    But I do suggest you get this type plug, it's shapped so it can't come back out with the added benifit of the glue , you can also get canisters that will inflate the tyre to 10 psi to get you out of trouble . Holes must not be bigger than 6mm

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=231124224010
     
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    Having used these for years I've never had a problem with the repair, I've repaired tyres without taking the wheel off :)
     
  18. GINGE

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    I have found the silver line kit that Deasy posted for a little bit less and free postage so i bought that.

    I only have a very slow puncture but i will report back when I've received it and fixed it.
     
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    why not just take it get it repaired correctly,only about ten quid inc new valve and balance.use the kit for emergency only.:confused:
     
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    a tenner? here its £15 a repair plus balance and valve + vat

    Its worth having if your in the middle of nowhere.
    You won't get caught out and for the cost of one kit can do many punctures.
     
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