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SummitFever

Eats Squid
Fix it yourself with the "dog turds"? With all the building going on round where we live there is an endless stream of gyprock screws that find their way into tyres. It's such a frequent occurance I don't even bother pulling the wheel off. Pliers and the puncture repair kit has it fixed in a couple of minutes.
 

Mattyp

Likes Dirt
Too many toys not enough space or time. Have owned the mazda for about 15 years, it has had many lives. First as a daily, then as a weekend hills car, fitted a half cage and did some motorkhana, track days and hill climbs, then the drifting craze came about and that was fun till I realised how much of a thrash it is on the car. Gave that up before i did any serious damage. I built the engine that's in it now and lost a bit of interest, but very slowly converting it back into a street car as they seem to be going up in value now. It needs paint and a bit of TLC as it had a bit of a hard life.
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link1896

Wheel size expert
DC, I do carry a spare, last nights shit show revolved around me loosing the wheel security bolt adapter. Guess I left it on the bolt head last time and it fucked off to give someone else a flat 50 meters down the road. Run flats can bite me, prices are insane in size/load/speed rating I need. Will be braizing the security key adapter to a 17mm socket.

Summit, I feel your pain. 5th flat in 10 months for me. Puncture repair on the side of the road and reinflating the tyre with a hand pump? I’d at least swap it for the spare and fix later when I can get the bloody wheel off. Solid fuckit material that one.

Had assumed there were no good automotive sealants. What about Orange Seal Endurance Sealant? Still good in a set of wheels 2 years old on one of my bikes. Anyone tried it in car tyres?
 

SummitFever

Eats Squid
Bugger. Losing the adapter is a bummer.

No idea on the sealant but if you do go down that path be careful if the BMW uses tyre pressure sensors. Not sure if the sealant may damage them.
 

Milpool

Have knuckles, will drag
Too many toys not enough space or time. Have owned the mazda for about 15 years, it has had many lives. First as a daily, then as a weekend hills car, fitted a half cage and did some motorkhana, track days and hill climbs, then the drifting craze came about and that was fun till I realised how much of a thrash it is on the car. Gave that up before i did any serious damage. I built the engine that's in it now and lost a bit of interest, but very slowly converting it back into a street car as they seem to be going up in value now. It needs paint and a bit of TLC as it had a bit of a hard life.
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Very nice! Love a good FC and they're definitely getting rare.

My Laurel is pretty damn haggard, certainly won't be one for the collectors but there is genuinely no registerable laurels for sale these days. A mate has been looking for a couple of years, they're all either just straight silly prices or LS swapped with fuel cells and chopped to nothing. Mine won't be cut up or than the guard work but it will be running that fine line of track car only. Might actually get some money for it one day if I don't write it off first.
 

hifiandmtb

Sphincter beanie
Bugger. Losing the adapter is a bummer.

No idea on the sealant but if you do go down that path be careful if the BMW uses tyre pressure sensors. Not sure if the sealant may damage them.
He’d just disable the sensors anyway. All they do is say a tyre is flat.
 

link1896

Wheel size expert
Hmm sensors are a must. Everytime I get a flat I give it a decent steering wheeL wiggle, cannot feel a rear tyre flat. With active suspension that all but eliminates body roll in a 2 ton car, you’d think a flat tyre would be noticeable. Low profile is what masks it I believe.
 

Dales Cannon

Odious Geriatric
Staff member
I've had two in the BM in 3 years, both through the sidewall/tread interface so scrap two tyres. Before that nothing for years. Softer tyres and luck of the draw. The 4wds haven't had any issues ever from memory.
 

link1896

Wheel size expert
Wider tyres sure play a part. Same average km per year, tyres 50% wider, went from zero flats in a decade to 5 in 12 months.
 

born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
Too many toys not enough space or time. Have owned the mazda for about 15 years, it has had many lives. First as a daily, then as a weekend hills car, fitted a half cage and did some motorkhana, track days and hill climbs, then the drifting craze came about and that was fun till I realised how much of a thrash it is on the car. Gave that up before i did any serious damage. I built the engine that's in it now and lost a bit of interest, but very slowly converting it back into a street car as they seem to be going up in value now. It needs paint and a bit of TLC as it had a bit of a hard life.
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Go the Chook Cooker !!!!!!!
Good on ya for keeping the rotary dream alive. I love those things. So angry. The FC's & FD's are a timeless coupe IMO.

I sold my SR20 powered Datsun a couple of years ago. Owned the car for about 20 years - so many adventures and configurations and mods.
Sometimes I miss it.
 

born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
No sensors in the wheels, wheel speed differential is used to determine if a tyre is flat.

Checked while my mate Paul had the tyre off.
I dunno if it's just coincidence but there might be something about BMW's & flats.
A mate of mine has had two horror stories with low profile run-flat tyres delaminating (at speed) in two different near-new BMW's.
 

Milpool

Have knuckles, will drag
Go the Chook Cooker !!!!!!!
Good on ya for keeping the rotary dream alive. I love those things. So angry. The FC's & FD's are a timeless coupe IMO.

I sold my SR20 powered Datsun a couple of years ago. Owned the car for about 20 years - so many adventures and configurations and mods.
Sometimes I miss it.

What sort of Datsun?
 

born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar

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