Can I Fix This Tyre? - Page 2

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 21 to 24 of 24
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Thanked: 39

    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    You got your answer from one thread above go to reputable tyre plce and get a professional opinion. No more said.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Thanked: 307

    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    Just help me out here.

    I was under the impression that a burst tyre - or blow-out - harks back to the era of cross ply tyres with tubes in them.

    It is the tube which bursts, resulting in instant deflation, in turn resulting in the car veering in the direction of the burst tyre.

    With radial tubeless tyres you get leaks, e.g. a dodgy valve, thorn through the sidewall or stone cut.

    How exactly does the tyre burst?

    I've had sidewall puncture repairs done with a mushroom plug from the inside and used it - against the advice of the repair shop, as they really would like to sell me a new tyre - actively.

    What does happen, is with the longterm flex of the tyre, the part of the plug going through the sidewall can work loose, resulting in a slow leak. For this you have a TPMS.

    This leak however could get progressively faster over time untill it becomes a nuisance to inflate every second day. Then, "it are time" to replace.

    I am also asking this as recently, on the July Brekkie Run thread, the issue of vehicle snatch recovery with a tow ball came up, with the usual "the ball could snap off and kill you" responses.

    Nobody could actually recall any such event ever happening in South Africa. Australia, yes, due to their different towball attachment.

    So, only people to whom a tyre blow-out personally happened - or with evidence of such an event - shoot me down, please :-).

    I do agree, however, that if it is a tear or a bubble is visible - the plies have delaminated - the tyre should be converted into garden furniture.
    Last edited by JJJ; 2020/08/04 at 09:16 AM.
    If my post insulted you, wonder where the smiley went .

    Volvo XC60 T5
    180kW/350Nm (1500 - 4800 rpm)

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    King Williams Town
    Thanked: 1176

    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    Talking of blow outs, I have forgotten the correct name. But you can get a type of metal band that is fitted inside the rim Centre where the tyre meets the rim. During a flat or blow out the tyre pulls into the Centre of the rim causing the tyre to flop around and makes steering difficult to control. This inner band allows the tyre to be evenly distributed allowing steering and prevent rolling over etc. Perhaps someone could add more insight and give pros and cons.
    Isuzu STD 2.5d 2x4 rear diffy lock
    2x spotlight,2x fog lights
    215/80/R15c tyres
    1 x great humourous driver
    Eagle eye dash cam --stolen ..bought another one
    snorkel soon

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Bosveldsig, Nylstroom/Modimolle
    Thanked: 208

    Default Re: Can I Fix This Tyre?

    Had two similar issues on Coopers, rather replace.

    I won't take the chance
    Danie & Marinda - die wiele is rond, dus moet hulle hardloop - afgetree nou leef ons net.
    2017 BL - Kewer B1115 RUS WA GP - bos en kamp tyd
    2016 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost - daaglikse ryding
    2013 Ford Ranger 3.2 DC XLT 4x4 - nuwe rondloop ry ding, nou sleep ons! (2017)
    2011 Echo 4, die RUSWA-ZN - (verkoop 44 000 km)
    2010 Ford Ranger 2.5 DT DC XLT 4x4 - rondloop ry ding met "bietjie ekstra" krag (Verkoop 177 000 km)
    2005 Chev Aveo - Afgeskryf (2016 130 000)
    2005 Opel Corsa 17DTi - Geruil (warm enjin 180 000)
    2003 Opel Corsa 17DTi - Geruil (warm enjin 150 00)
    2000 Nissan Hardbody - Geruil (pyne by die duisended 52 000 km)
    1998 Opel Kadett - Dogter se wiele geword in 2003 (baie warm enjin 116 000 km)
    1990 Datsun 1800 short wheelbase - Pa se ou plaas bakkie, na die Nissan die pad gevat het met sy probleme in 2003 (117 00km)
    1990 Hilux 2.4D - en hy kon loop, pomp en top gewerk aan.
    1984 Opel Commondore - het gehardloop
    1983 Safary 3 karavaan - verkoop en begin tent in 2000 (51 000 km)
    1980 Ford Granada 3.0 - warm enjin afgeskryf
    1969 VW 1600 TL - geen einde nie, warm enjin en geruil
    1968 VW 1600 L - geen einde en baie warm enjin, verkoop in 1998 (328 000 myl/525 000 km)


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts