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At least that screw is centre of tread.


( screw looks useable too)
It was repairable...which is good as I neither had to put the spare on or let my wife use mine.

First time a guy in a tyre shop has put a seat cover on to protect his overalls from the car..
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Had a nice little day planned with munchkin, wife comes on from a 12 hour night shift "I'm off to bed there's a warning light on in the car and a funny smell I can't find, love you night"

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That'll be the TPS light then, swear to God Michelins have a magnet inside them she has 1-2 punctures a year at least for the last 6 years.

Oh and the smell is off milk..
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So I'm gonna have to clean that before I go to local tyre place cos it's frankly embarrassing.

I love her, I'm not going to wake her up to rant...but I am going to rant on the net...cos now me and little man have a trip to f***ing tyre spot on.

Just hoping it holds enough air for a 7 mile trip as having to put the spare would be the final insult..left it while I dress little man for his day trip. Will see how much it loses, at least this car has a standard full size spare (one thing PSA is very good about).

Never ever ever ever ever buy a low miles 1 lady owner car..
Off milk in the car, Oh yes, been there and done the clean up. Truly disgusting smell isn't it?

My younger boy's car - the Astra estate - is his work car (he's a commercial sign writer specializing in vehicle wraps amongst other stuff). In and out of commercial premises every day. I've never known someone pick up so many punctures. He does the signs for his local garage and they let him use the air line for free so he now only gets punctures repaired if they need pumped up more than twice a week!

Talking about embarrassing interiors I'm afraid my older boy's wife takes the biscuit. She's a journalist and on occasion, when a big story is breaking, might live in the car for a couple of days. Between the dropped kiddy food in the back and the odd bit of uneaten hamburger/donut/etc hiding under the seats (sometimes not even hiding) it can be pretty disgusting at times. It's one of those cars which you always check out the seat before you get in! Shame, because it's actually the newest car in the "family fleet" - still in warranty even.
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Off milk in the car, Oh yes, been there and done the clean up. Truly disgusting smell isn't it?

Talking about embarrassing interiors I'm afraid my older boy's wife takes the biscuit. She's a journalist and on occasion, when a big story is breaking, might live in the car for a couple of days. Between the dropped kiddy food in the back and the odd bit of uneaten hamburger/donut/etc hiding under the seats (sometimes not even hiding) it can be pretty disgusting at times. It's one of those cars which you always check out the seat before you get in! Shame, because it's actually the newest car in the "family fleet" - still in warranty even.
This is the same as our C3, it's not even rolled over 10k miles yet and was 2 years old in October. She buys new cars cos she hates keeping on top of old cars, its not a status thing, just wants something that'll start everyday without any care or work other than servicing and that if it does break gets mended free.

A while ago I had a plan we would share cars properly, so I'd use the smaller much more fuel efficient car to commute in the week leaving her with the larger car for child duties and we swap back over at the weekends when I've got the baby and she's at work.

But every time I sit in her car I'm very much of the thought "how can anyone live like this?"
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I've never known someone pick up so many punctures. He does the signs for his local garage and they let him use the air line for free so he now only gets punctures repaired if they need pumped up more than twice a week!
Use a bottle of Puncture Safe. Pull out the nails and carry on. I had a hole caused by an M6 bolt, but its sealed up fine. Even if it had got worse, the goo slows the rate of deflation giving more time to stop before its too late.
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Use a bottle of Puncture Safe. Pull out the nails and carry on. I had a hole caused by an M6 bolt, but its sealed up fine. Even if it had got worse, the goo slows the rate of deflation giving more time to stop before its too late.
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Continuing the smells in cars theme.

Once had to remove the complete curved dash of a Morris Marina to extract a dead mouse from the top of the heater box. Owner was a vet. "Occupational hazard" in his opinion.

A lady bought a new Metro and returned a fortnight later with a horrid smell inside.
Under the passenger seat was abag of liver form the local supermarket, thankfully dated after she took delivery of the car.
"But I don't like liver, I never buy it" she said. Then remembered she'd met a neighbour at the shop, and given her a lift home. Neighbour had put her shopping behind the passenger seat. Presumably later when she'd not been able to find the liver she'd bought, she assumed she'd left it at the shop.
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Further on the Puncture Safe. I took the tyre to my local tyre dealers for a repair. The technician said I really need not have bothered and wasn't at all fussed about any mess. He said its a myth that in-tyre sealants are disliked by his trade.
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As I am sure most people have experienced the number of punctures that you think are repairable often get the feedback from the experts that the only solution is a new tyre, and as luck would have it we just happen to have some here!!!! Years ago if I had a nail in my tyre Iíd pull it out and put a screw in its place, something like an 8 x 1Ē, screws never leaked air. Now back in those days sometimes I never had the money to instantly repair / replace the tyre and Iíd had some where the head wore off and it never got replaced. Today I still have a couple of screws in the just in case box and a 12v compressor. Iím not advocating it as a repair but itís a get out of jail card, and if it is repairable it will be whether you have a screw or nail in the hole.
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Motorbikes gat far more rear punctures because the wheel is close enough to catch flying debris. Going to in-tyre sealants saved me a fortune and there is nothing more dangerous than a bike with a rapidly deflating tyre at any end.


Ive been lucky with car tyres so far they seem less prone to trouble.
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A careless man with a transit van and a towbar..

I can not be arsed to sort this out.
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received conformation today that the majority of the voting British public are selfish Idiots. another 5 years of this ****
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received conformation today that the majority of the voting British public are selfish Idiots. another 5 years of this ****

A fundamental part of democracy is Ďlosers consentí. The finger often points at those who vote for these outcomes, but I find itís the ones who arenít willing to accept the majority that are dividing, insulting and stalling progress.

Democracy isnít perfect, but itís the best system weíve got and all things considered, where we are today is remarkable compared to even a hundred years ago.
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A fundamental part of democracy is Ďlosers consentí. The finger often points at those who vote for these outcomes, but I find itís the ones who arenít willing to accept the majority that are dividing, insulting and stalling progress.

Democracy isnít perfect, but itís the best system weíve got and all things considered, where we are today is remarkable compared to even a hundred years ago.
it isnt democracy when a referendum is won on lies, and instead of having another that boris knew he would either lose or win then mess it up and lose the next general. he had to combine hardcore leave votes with hardcore tory voters in a general election and use the billionaire controlled media to turn the easily brain washed over to his side.
so now we have another 5 years of the same excuses of the last nine, more staving homeless children and no NHS and no eu to stop him.
British public are so easily fooled the rest of the world are rolling on the floor laughing.
oh and i din't vote remain as i did not think anyone would be stupid enough to exit with a deal that didn't include free trade and free movement
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It has been a shocking campaign from the media to discredit the Labour Party - not a day went by without stories of anti-Semitism or sympathising with terrorists.

Very little was said about Corbyn being instrumental in negotiating cease fires and peace deals. And nobody of any standing corrected the anti-Semitism claims as actually being a protest against the Israeli government violent military expansionism or oppression of the indigenous Arab population in the area.

Sadly, the above, combined with 'get Brexit done' has swung the votes of many working class voters who really should look back at history before voting for a party to continue to kick them firmly in the nether regions at every opportunity. When interviewing ex-miners who have said 'my father would turn in his grave' - you know that they've been terribly manipulated by the right leaning media in the UK.

On the other hand, as a life-long Labour supporter (who experienced first hand the devastation caused by Tory privatisation) I found it really difficult to vote for a party being fronted by Corbyn. He really would have been a dreadful PM, hopefully his replacement will be closer to Blair than Marx.
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it isnt democracy when a referendum is won on lies, and instead of having another that boris knew he would either lose or win then mess it up and lose the next general. he had to combine hardcore leave votes with hardcore tory voters in a general election and use the billionaire controlled media to turn the easily brain washed over to his side.

so now we have another 5 years of the same excuses of the last nine, more staving homeless children and no NHS and no eu to stop him.

British public are so easily fooled the rest of the world are rolling on the floor laughing.

oh and i din't vote remain as i did not think anyone would be stupid enough to exit with a deal that didn't include free trade and free movement


Well mate If youíre that delusional thereís nothing I can do to convince you otherwise. But pointing the finger at your fellow UK population is how dividing nations and hatred happens. In my opinion, best to observe the rules of democracy and respect what the majority have voted for more than once now. We should be working together not huffing with each other. Donít take it too personally but also donít call everybody idiots simply because they think differently.
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