[V8] AC Failure (Paperclip confession)

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Mon Jun 28 18:00:31 EDT 2004

I have heard the same advice. Never plug a tire - especially a hi-perf one. The
act of hogging out the hole for the plug weakens the belts. My tire guy claims
the inside patch repair is as good as new - provided whatever caused the hole
did not cause belt damage.

Whatever patch method you use though, keep in mind this tire may not be Z rated


Quoting bob moy <mmodels at hotmail.com>:

> Instead of using a plug I take it to a place where they use a patch from the
> inside.  They first test the tire for leaks and then mark the spot where the
> leak is.  Then they also mark a sport on the sidewall to line up with the
> tire stem.  They then remove the tire from the rim and place a patch on the
> inside.  Afterward they line up the mark with the tire stem and sidewall.
> Total charge is $6.00
> I always believed that a patch on the inside is better than a plug from the
> outside.
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