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#1 LESmo

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

Well its been 5 months and I have another Screw in my tire.  The 3rd Screw this year, first in January, Second in June and now one in November,  Its costing me a fortune!

 

At least this time I am back on Bridgestone's and can replace one tyre.  But still.  I am either very unlucky with building going on around here or someone is targeting the car,  Given the infrequency, I am guessing its just bad luck.  Still car now stranded until they come out tomorrow and change it.

 

 


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#2 LESmo

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:57 PM

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:15 PM

What an absolute PITA mate :(

 

It looks like it might not be repairable being close to the edge.  What do you think?


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#4 LESmo

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:22 PM

Not sure it is.   Its really borderline.  If it can be I may do this time.  As its the 4th Tyre already on that corner and its about to be the 5th - the car has done 27,500 miles.  :rant:

 

Bridgestone (Wear) > Hankook (Screw)  > Continental (Screw) > Bridgestone (Screw)  .....


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#5 Paul_S

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:50 PM

I wouldn't have any qualms about getting it repaired if it's possible.  Fingers crossed for you mate.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:52 PM

25mm from the sidewall I think is the limit.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

Mate, you are truly unlucky. Are you on first name terms with the tyre fitter? Do you buy Xmas presents for each other yet?


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:18 PM

You can still get it fixed if it is outside the zone. Obviously tyre fitters like to tell you it can't be fixed but there are a few specialists about who can still repair it if you want.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

Ouch! You are having some bad luck Les.Is there anywhere you are going to pick up all these screws? That is why I am not keen using my zed to work as it is an ind est.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:56 AM

I have had one Puncture on the Type R - about 2003, and 3 Screws in the same rear tyre this year.  I am hopeful this isn't being targetted but I get the feeling it is.  I don't think I am picking them up off the road, although there is a lot of building around our way, I think someone thinks its funny to puncture the tyres.  Its nearly £1000 worth of rears this year alone.  Luckily I went back to Bridgestones so I only have one to replace this time, the main reason I didn't go for MPS which I wanted - is because this is happening.

 

I am going to look for another place to park the car tomorrow, the rear is as flat as flat at the moment and the car is stranded.  I didn't see any point using the tyre weld as aparently is causes a load of mess on the wheel insides.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:04 AM

I didn't want to suggest that it might be malicious Les, but in my opinion it is pretty difficult for a screw to penetrate the tyre by driving over it on the road. It is possible to pick one up by driving over it slowly in a parking space as it happens here at work but not 3 times!  


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:43 AM

Is that corner of the car hidden away from view when parked up Les?


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#13 LESmo

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:07 AM

Yes - it cannot be seen from the CCTV which also appears to be down.  I have parked in the same place for 8 years.  Never happened to the 350z and the first two+ years with the Nismo.  Tyre Fitter coming between 3pm and 5pm and the car should be back on the road again.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:23 PM

repair should be good to go with this! I've had many many of mine repaired, even as cheap as £10 in some places! never went wrong with any of the repairs, if anything the mechanics say the repairs usually last a lot longer than the duration of the tyre itself


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:28 PM

I think the thing to do is not be paranoid. Suspicious, yes! One of my GT-Rs I seemed to forever picking up nails but luckily they were slow to deflate and TPMA alerted me before the run-flat sidewalls got damaged the nails were in the main body of he tread, an my friendly tyre repairers were happy to take my word that I hadn't driven on them flat and so treated them like a regular puncture (a lot of branded tyre depots are told by head office never to repair run flats and to only supply new replacements!).

 

I was suspicious because they all seemed to be the same type of nail. They all happened close to home, but there was nothing on my CCTV that showed unusual visitors - there were frequent parcel delivery callers but never saw anyone doing anything out of the ordinary. Interestingly, the spate stopped after I replaced the Dunlops with Bridgestones so may be the D treads were just that bit more susceptible to picking things up...

 

It would be relatively easy for someone to quickly place a nail or screw under the tyre point uppermost causing penetration as you rolled away. But they'd have to be pretty determine to do it more than once.

 

Having said all that, there was an instance down here last year where a group of travellers vehicles were moved on several times in the Exeter area and their parting gift was to scatter the contents of several boxes of screws across all lanes of the M5...


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

I have never once thought of repairing a tyre.  Always worried about the risk.  But reading so many people on here who have done it - It seems I don't really have anything to worry about.

 

Thats if they can repair it.  It really borderline.  I am just waiting for them to arrive,

 

A couple of times ago they suggested it, but I was replacing the Hankooks for Continental and I rather looked forward to them, this time I am replacing Bridgestone with Bridgestone, so I am less worried.  The Tyre affected has 7mm still on it, so its not as if its borderline and the screw is between two tread blocks - so again it gives re-assurance and in the winter you are hardly likely to fly around.    Just checked the pressures a lovely 35 psi on one rear tyre and ZERO Psi on the other.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

Most recently of the cars I’ve had, I had a couple of repairs done on the GTR (because the tyres were practically new) and I didn’t want to waste my precious tread, driven with the repaired tyres until they were pretty much bald with 600 horses. If you were to have another puncture with relatively good tyres (fingers crossed you wont) I’d recommend just repairing them, its actually quite extensive the way they repair them for a tiny puncture, and by no means a bodge job repair

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:23 PM

Here is the Screw against the 370z key it is MASSIVE!!!

Luckily I rotated the tyre so it was not sitting on it as it would have likely damaged the Rim.

A serious Screw.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:38 PM

Good info here : http://www.btmauk.co...t-van-tyres.pdf

 

No problems having it repaired, there is no degradation of tyre or load carrying capability of the tyre.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:43 PM

Good info here : http://www.btmauk.co...t-van-tyres.pdf
 
No problems having it repaired, there is no degradation of tyre or load carrying capability of the tyre.

I was about to suggest wait until Greg answers. We had a similar thread on here somewhere.

Edited by Ste_ac, 13 November 2017 - 08:44 PM.