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View Poll Results: When did you last have a flat tyre?
Less than 6 months ago 2 7.41%
More than 6 months but less than 12 6 22.22%
Between 1 year and 2 7 25.93%
Between 2 years and 3 2 7.41%
More than 3 years ago 4 14.81%
Way back. Can't remember exactly. 6 22.22%
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:37 AM   #21
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How did you deal with the sidewall puncture in the snow without a spare?
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:51 AM   #22
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I haven't had a flat since I bought my 2 current vehicles. However, my previous car (1999 Civic Si with some mods) had 215/40R/17 tires, and I had 5 flats in 2 1/2 years (45,000 miles). I went through 3 full sets of tires and replaced 2 extra tires.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:45 AM   #23
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I think my last flat was on the motorcycle. Couldn't find that jack and spare nowhere. LOL The tire just broke loose from the rim, but I still ended up having to walk about a half mile to a gas station to borrow their air tank, walk back to the bike, then walk the tank back to them, then back to the bike again, because I had no way of carrying it on the bike after I got the tire aired up. So I got about 2 miles of exercise in about 100* weather. I was not a happy camper.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:22 PM   #24
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Some interesting results so far.

I was expecting a pretty much straight correlation between time and number of flats but not so.

They start off and rise and then dip and rise again.

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Old 03-02-2009, 08:35 AM   #25
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I had a puncture last year, but not a flat. My 60 psi tire was down to 45 psi and still completely drivable.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:14 AM   #26
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How did you deal with the sidewall puncture in the snow without a spare?
My girlfriend and I walked to a nearby Nissan dealer (everything else was closed) to see if I could buy a spare. They didn't have any, or my size tire. I caught the general manager on his way home, but he stayed and trudged through the snow, in his nice GM shoes, looking for a decent "Take off". He couldn't find one, so he drove us to our hotel, picked us up in the morning, and got us a new tire at his cost, and put it on for free! He even let me put my car on the lift, and bend the exhaust back into place.
If anyone wants to buy a Nissan in tehseattle Tacoma area, go to fife Nissan in Tacoma, and ask for Brian Winter!
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I had a puncture on my way to class last week. It was some kind of stainless steel self-drilling machine screw with this weird bonded rubber/stainless washer. Luckily I noticed it almost immediately and stopped within about a mile.
I could have pulled out the jack and spare, but I had a faster alternative... I carry a plug kit and pump around with me. I found the screw in the tire, rolled the car forward about a foot so it was in a convenient position to work on, pulled out the plug kit, a pair of pliers (to remove the screw) and the pump. After a little prep, I removed the screw, reamed out the hole and worked the plug in before the tire had drained. I hooked up the pump, cut off the excess plug, cleaned off the tools, packed up and was back on the road. Total time lost: about 15 mins.
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I had a puncture on my way to class last week. It was some kind of stainless steel self-drilling machine screw with this weird bonded rubber/stainless washer. Luckily I noticed it almost immediately and stopped within about a mile.
Uh-oh. That sounds exactly like the kind of screws I use to attach coroplast to the underside of my car! They're self tapping screws that can be installed with a regular hand drill. I like the rubber coated washer because it doesn't cut into the coroplast due to vibration and movement. Wouldn't that be ironic if us gassavers and ecomoders were dropping hardware that produce more flats?
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I wonder how many tires it had to stick in on its journey from SF Bay to Delaware.
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