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Flat tire - June 5, 2014, 01:49 PM

I have a 190/55 that has 10% life on it that I plan to use only for in-town driving only.

It has a hole in it.

I plan on using fix a flat until I replace the tire soon.

How/Can I remove the valve stem by just unscrewing it to insert the fix a flat?


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June 5, 2014, 01:57 PM

Don't use fix-a-flat, that stuff is awful!!

When I bought an 04 R1 the PO used FAF on the rear and when I did a tire change all of that crap covered the rim and the bead. Crawford had to spend 30min+ scraping it off the bead alone just so the new tire would seat properly and hold air.

Seriously, if you must then just use a plug but never fix-a-flat.

IIRC, FAF requires the valve since it's a pressurized container and it's meant to put the sealant in to your tire while also adding air pressure. You'll need to leave the stem and valve on if you plan on using it.


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+1 for a plug instead of fix-a-flat
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I wouldn't use Fix-a-flat beyond being stranded in the desert ... per your original question though; You do not take out the valve to add Fix-a-flat, just hook it to the valve stem and squeeze.


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**** bought slime tire sealant

Cleaning sounds terrible- thanks for that!

Can I use a plug and a plug alone? Never done this before but am broke till Friday need quick fix


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How/Can I remove the valve stem by just unscrewing it to insert the fix a flat?
Maybe if you beat it to death it may come out?


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Closest auto store should have a worm type tire plug kit. Directions on the back. Don't cheap out on the goo.


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Wow plug is way cheaper! Thanks people


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**** bought slime tire sealant

Cleaning sounds terrible- thanks for that!

Can I use a plug and a plug alone? Never done this before but am broke till Friday need quick fix
Yes! The plug kits should come with a punch like tool to 'roughen' up the hole so that the plug will stick well and then another punch like tool that you use to stick the plug in with. Cut off the excess sticking out of the tire (leave a small nub or follow the instructions ). Then add air.


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June 13, 2014, 01:58 PM

Super easy to do but I wouldn't recommend riding around on it for very long. I just wouldn't feel safe with something that might have more than just vertical pressure on it. Seems like it would be the same idea as why they don't plug car tires anywhere but in the tread.


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