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Old 20th July 2015, 18:45   #1
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I had very bad experiences with stuck wheel nuts and punctures on both my previous Swifts. So the very thought of a puncture makes me nervous.

When I bought a Duster last year, I made sure that there will be necessary tools handy, just in case. I made a custom steel pipe for extra leverage in case of a puncture and need for tyre change, to make things easier.
Also, bought a hydraulic jack and two wooden blocks.

My nightmare became reality last Friday. The rear left tyre got punctured. On inspection I found a big screw.

I took my special tools, but the worst was yet to come. I managed to loosen 4 nuts, the 5th was stuck. Due to extra leverage from steel pipe, I got my spanner bent.

Next option for me was to call Renault roadside assistance, but before that an idea struck me.

I used the synthetic rubber gum layer-by-layer over the puncture area. Then I inflated the tyre with a cycle pump. It did work, the puncture got sealed temporarily. I could easily drive my car to the nearest service station - they managed to loosen the stuck nut with their electric tool.

I have added two more tools to my arsenal -a cycle pump and a tube of Fevibond.

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I have added two more tools to my arsena l-a cycle pump and a tube of Fevibond.
You can add a tubeless tyre repair kit into your toolbag instead of fevibond - it wont take much space. I've done the same too!

https://paytm.com/shop/p/tubeless-ty...B50907BE95ECCE

These don't cost much or take space anyway.

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I took my special tools but the worst was yet to come. I managed to loosen 4 nuts, the 5th was stuck. Due to extra leverage from steel pipe I got my spanner bent.
I always replace the wheel spanner in my car with a 1/2inch long bit and a foot long rod. Its super compact when disassembled and way more sturdy than what all OEMs give.

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That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing this. Would be very beneficial for many. And instead of a cycle pump which would take a lot of time and a heavy dose of your energy why dont you just get a tyre inflator.

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Hi, SunnyBoi, thanks for pointing out but you will have to remove the wheel first. In my case it was not possible and please suggest where to buy those longer bits.

Hi, Desmosedici, I will surely consider that. I used the cycle pump as it was easily accessible and to be honest, the effort need to inflate was much less than the one need to remove a wheel. Also cost of a cycle pump was just 100 rupees.

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Hi, Desmosedici, I will surely consider that. I used the cycle pump as it was easily accessible and to be honest, the effort need to inflate was much less than the one need to remove a wheel. Also cost of a cycle pump was just 100 rupees.
How did you possibly pump air into a car tire using a cycle pump!

I go breathless just pumping the air into my cycle

Jokes apart, do you use any adapter to fix the pump hose to the filling point?

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How did you possibly pump air into a car tire using a cycle pump!

I go breathless just pumping the air into my cycle

Jokes apart, do you use any adapter to fix the pump hose to the filling point?
Thats true, even I was amazed!
The recommended tyre pressure for duster is 29 psi. To be honest the effort was not that huge. I will suggest trying out and see - you will be surprised.

One more point is that you need not fill up to recommended level. All we have to do is take the car to nearest tyre store.

The pump I used had a connector which fits in easily to any car tyre and the cost of the pump was just 100 Rupees.

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The pump I used had a connector which fits in easily to any car tyre and the cost of the pump was just 100 Rupees.
I have a btwin floor pump, will see if I can get an adapter for that to use for the car.

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I have a btwin floor pump, will see if I can get an adapter for that to use for the car.
Sure, please try it out and share if it works. I thought like sharing my idea because it's down to earth cheap solution and most us already have these in our houses.
The whole process takes just 10 minutes.


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Since punctures are such a worry for you, why not just get something like Slime

http://www.amazon.com/Slime-10004-Tu...keywords=slime

You get these in combination with pumps. So no need to carry an extra pipe, cycle pump, etc etc.
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Relevant thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-puncture.html
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How did you possibly pump air into a car tire using a cycle pump!

I go breathless just pumping the air into my cycle
Cycle tyre pressure is about 50-100 psi (depends on wideness, wider tyre require less, narrow tyre require more).
Car tyre pressure is about 30-50 psi.
Tractor tyre pressure is about 10-20 psi.

The strength required depends on the pressure to be maintained inside the tyre. The duration of the effort depends on the tyre volume (and the pump volume).
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I all my kilometers on road I have had countless punctures and countless tyre changes have been done by me. I cannot understand why would wheel nut get stuck so badly. Is it that you are over tightening the nuts? With extra leverage from the rod this is even more so likely. Tyre wallahs always tend to over torque and you need to tell them not to do so.
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Cycle tyre pressure is about 50-100 psi (depends on wideness, wider tyre require less, narrow tyre require more).
Car tyre pressure is about 30-50 psi.
Tractor tyre pressure is about 10-20 psi.

The strength required depends on the pressure to be maintained inside the tyre. The duration of the effort depends on the tyre volume (and the pump volume).
I did think of that too, my cycle takes in air at 65 psi while the car needs only 30 odd. I thought that would be offset by the higher volume of air needed.

Maybe I should try it for myself to check
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I did think of that too, my cycle takes in air at 65 psi while the car needs only 30 odd. I thought that would be offset by the higher volume of air needed.

Maybe I should try it for myself to check
Come to think of it:
Is walking at 5kmph for 1 kilometer more difficult or running at 20 kmph for 1/4 km? (even though running is for shorter distance and will get over much sooner)
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Hi, SunnyBoi, thanks for pointing out but you will have to remove the wheel first. In my case it was not possible and please suggest where to buy those longer bits.
Hi Anil, sorry for the delay

This is my toolkit. You can see the rod and the bit in the picture, along with a tubeless puncture kit plus a small can of Zorrik/WD40 for loosening stuck bolts/odd lubrication.

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When I said long bit, its twice as long as the usual bits you get. this allows you to keep the bit on the wheel nut and use it to loosen, which makes it very easy.

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You should be able to buy these in any decent hardware/tool shops. Just ask for "1/2 inch bit rod" and "xx Size long bit", (xx = 19 in my case, check the size of your wheel nut and tell him the same)
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