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In message <> Lee Levitt writes:

> BTW, the local gas station tried to plug the hole from the outside before
> they called the tire a goner. I thought plugs were history...anyone?

Two of my current tyres are plugged, though it was done properly from
the inside.  We have new European regulations on the placement of holes
that can legally be plugged - they have to be a certain percentage of
the tyre width away from the sidewall, and no bigger than x.  All
garages now have a neat little plastic gauge.

Curiously, the effect has been to _increase_ tyre repairing.  A lot of
consumers are apparently saying that they didn't know it was even safe
before, but now the EU approves ...

 Phil Payne
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