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Old 27th March 2008, 21:22   #1
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Default Tyre Puncure - i10 - Tubeless

The other day ,my i10 of 3500Kms suffered its first tyre punchure ; the front left tyre exposed itself .

The beauty of the tubeless funda came to my help immediately, i realised that the tyre was punchured and has lost some air ,soon i filled in some air at the gas station as there was no tyre service center closeby ,i did not take the nail out from the tyre( basics of tubeless tyre) , i drove the car for another 100Kms without any issues and stopped the car at the service center , after just 30 min of being stationery the air was out fromthe tyre and the tyre flattened.

The reserve tyre was replaced and the punchured tyre was worked on ; after an hour and Rs 160 spent , i had the air filled tyre back with me. This tyre had a small synthetic or hard cloth like piece sticking out of the tyre at the place of the punchure . When enquired with the service guy he told me that that will be flattened out on use. Is this normal with tubeless tyre repairs ?

Pl advice .


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Old 28th March 2008, 09:50   #2
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The thingy is used to plug the hole, and its sticking out is quite normal. The thingy settles in over use.
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As SHUVD mentioned this is the plug which is used to plig the puncture and the excess part will wear out during the course of use.
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Default Tubeless Tyre Repair Procedure

The plug is generally trimmed off. Please go through this link for more information. You can do this yourself and save quite a bit of money, since the tyre shops charge something like Rs. 80 for a repair.

Link - The Tubeless Revolution - Repairing Punctures: A Breeze on Tubeless Tyres
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Would have been better if you had changed to your spare wheel if it was possible.
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