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Good point , we had a 16 juke which has the gunk and a compressor, and yes we had a puncture, thought ok, not ideal but use the gunk and the pressor, flaming compressor was seized up, luckily had b down cover, so im happier my note has a spare wheel (y)
 

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Safety is a concern with tyres, brakes etc, BUT how many members have trusted, or would trust, the gunk in a spray can to get you home after getting a puncture ?
Not me, which is why i always buy a spare wheel for any car i own.
Very true and I always carry a spare. But I also carry a can of Holts gunk which does not require the electric pump (which are useless and tend to burn out before inflating a tyre) since I have no desire to change a tyre on a hard shoulder of a motorway, far safer to limp off and sort in safety. And that is all the gunk is intended for, you should drive at much reduced speed which will limit the risk. With potentially damaged part worn tyres you would be driving at normal speeds with the associated risk of a tyre failure.
 

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I'm not disputing your Maths using the numbers you have provided, but you can take the old tyres to the local recycling place usually for free

I'd check that now.

When our "tip" changed its name to "recycling centre" they stopped taking any rubbish or waste.
They definitely won't take tyres, rubble or UPVC anymore. I suspect it is because they are regarded as "trade waste" and have to be flytipped disposed of through contractors.

My definition of trade waste is "anything produced by a trader", the Council's seems to be "anything that could have been produced by a trader, even if you did the work yourself", I suppose some people save the £100 or so for the builder to take away the rubble and take it to the tip themselves.
 
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Couldn't agree more, if you have an old toaster or calculator they'll take those with glee, or a knackered washing machine, tyres are the same a commodity and have a value to the Remould industry , whether for remoulds, or for astro turf,
 

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Those cans of gunk have a very good record if you think about it and check them out. They last long enough to get to your garage to have the puncture repaired or tyre replaced - that's what they're there for.

Early formulations couldn't be cleaned off the inside of the tyre, so a new tyre was always necessary, but that hasn't been the case for some years - they're now all water soluble and hence easy to clean, so repairs are routine.

They're no use if you are out in the wild, but I carry a plug kit, just in case, which is easy to use and the tyre should easily last until you get back to civilization and find a garage. I've never had to use it on the car, but I practiced with a couple of old tyres at home and had no problem plugging the hole so the tyres could be inflated.
 

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I'm not disputing your Maths using the numbers you have provided, but you can take the old tyres to the local recycling place usually for free
Just been on the Council Website, here is what it says:

"There are some items that cannot be taken to our recycling centres and need specialist disposal such as asbestos, car tyres, trade, commercial or industrial waste."

Suggest you check the current rules at your site.
 

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Just been on the Council Website, here is what it says:

"There are some items that cannot be taken to our recycling centres and need specialist disposal such as asbestos, car tyres, trade, commercial or industrial waste."

Suggest you check the current rules at your site.
Just been on the Council Website, here is what it says:

"There are some items that cannot be taken to our recycling centres and need specialist disposal such as asbestos, car tyres, trade, commercial or industrial waste."

Suggest you check the current rules at your site.

Good point i will if i have to take tyres there but really its the thread starter that requires this info

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.. uk come from germany where the law there says the minimum tread depth is 6mm, i used to fit tyres for a living both new and part worn ones, and as far as i know the only thing that has changed is the tyre having to be stamped as part worn on the sidewall.
Just for those popping to Germany or Austria, min tyre depth is 1.6 mm, however in winter this rises to 3mm. But honestly under 4mm driving on snow is not fun... But that's why I have chains ;)
 

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Just for those popping to Germany or Austria, min tyre depth is 1.6 mm, however in winter this rises to 3mm. But honestly under 4mm driving on snow is not fun... But that's why I have chains ;)
Thanks for this , tell me Herr Ingle, whats the laws regarding mending punctures , are they allowed , or does the tyre get scrapped and if a cars been in an accident and is repaired do they automatically replace all four tyres ?, alles hat ein ende, nur die wurst hatt zwei die wurst hat zwei , prost neues jahr:giggle:
 

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OK the puncture repair is allowed with the emergency foam that means you can basically kiss you rim (pun intended) goodbye. Retreads are also legal but Germans avoid them like the plague. What happens to car & parts after an accident is decided by the assessor (Gutachter).
 

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OK the puncture repair is allowed with the emergency foam that means you can basically kiss you rim (pun intended) goodbye. Retreads are also legal but Germans avoid them like the plague. What happens to car & parts after an accident is decided by the assessor (Gutachter).
Using the emergency foam does not damage the rim in anyway. The main issue with it is the reluctance of the tyre fitters to clean off the residue form tyres which can make a perfectly good tyre scrap because the fitter is too idle and prefers to sell you a new tyre.
 

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Using the emergency foam does not damage the rim in anyway. The main issue with it is the reluctance of the tyre fitters to clean off the residue form tyres which can make a perfectly good tyre scrap because the fitter is too idle and prefers to sell you a new tyre.
The first thing i did after buying my Note 3 years ago, was to buy a spare wheel, jack and wrench on ebay. When said items arrived i removed the big plastic moulding from the boot like many other owners have done. The spare wheel fitted in nicely. I've got the spray jobby in the shed but I've no intention to ever use it.
 

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OK the puncture repair is allowed with the emergency foam that means you can basically kiss you rim (pun intended) goodbye. Retreads are also legal but Germans avoid them like the plague. What happens to car & parts after an accident is decided by the assessor (Gutachter).
So if you get a nail in your tyre will a garage mend it, or do you have to buy a new tyre? yes we all understand the role of the gutachter/assessor, i thought id heard when i lived in Germany that if one tyre is replaced for an accident that they automatically replace all 4 on safety grounds?
 

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So long as a tyre is not damaged and roadworthy it does not need to be changed after an accident. If the front left was badly damaged the assessor would state that both front should be changed if the profile difference is more than 2.5mm, otherwise not.
Tyres can be repaired as long as the hole is not more than 6mm.
 

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Found this bit of info regarding puncture repairs in the UK.

There are certain recommendations set by the British Standard BS AU 159 that must be adhered to for a puncture repair to be carried out safely. They define limits to the location, size and number of repairs that can be carried out on a tyre. To meet these recommendations and adhere to the safety guidelines, it is recommended to only repair a puncture sustained in the ‘minor repair area’ which is the central ¾ of the tyre. If the tyre has a puncture anywhere outside of this area it cannot be safely repaired as this section is too close to the sidewall. Additionally, if a puncture is over 6mm in diameter, regardless of whether it is in the safe area or not, it cannot be repaired as the damage is too big for a safe repair.
The British Tyre Manufacturers Association (BTMA) representing the Tyre manufacturing industry in the UK, work in association with Tyresafe.org who actively promote road safety and as such the BTMA expect tyre technicians to adhere to the British Standard when carrying out puncture repairs.Also any tyres rated ‘V’ and above can only have one puncture repair in the lifetime of the tyre.
When i worked as a tyre fitter, almost 30 years ago, we adhered to these guidelines as they were called back then, i'm surprised they have not ben made more stringent before now.
 
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