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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2019, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys I have a 2006 R50 it’s in mint conditioning both the mechanic and the guy that fitted my new exhaust have said they’ve never seen one with an underneath in such amazing condition so it’s definitely something to be proud of! I currently have it running on 4 Pirelli P-Zero run flats however the front two are balding so they need replaced. Does anyone know a cheap place to find Pirellis because I want to keep them all the same but as much as I love the car 270 for two tires seems excessive! Thank you 😎

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Go non runflat..... replace them all for the same money, improve the ride, live on the edge with a puncture repair kit to hand. (oooh danger )

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Hi, I have an 09 plate mini cooper S, recently had my run flats replaced with standard tyres for an improved drive which has worked really well however I am having issues with the tyre pressure warning light. It was reset at the time but comes back on almost every time I drive. Unlike when I have had a flat tyre previously with the run flats, it does not require reseting to get rid of it, when I restart the car it has gone but then may come back on a day or so later. Taken it back to the garage who have checked for faults by running a diagnostic but nothing has shown up, they have reset it again but it continues to happen. Now that I don't have run flats and obviously don't have a spare wheel, I need to be able to rely on the warning light. Can anyone help?
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Hi, I have an 09 plate mini cooper S, recently had my run flats replaced with standard tyres for an improved drive which has worked really well however I am having issues with the tyre pressure warning light. It was reset at the time but comes back on almost every time I drive. Unlike when I have had a flat tyre previously with the run flats, it does not require reseting to get rid of it, when I restart the car it has gone but then may come back on a day or so later. Taken it back to the garage who have checked for faults by running a diagnostic but nothing has shown up, they have reset it again but it continues to happen. Now that I don't have run flats and obviously don't have a spare wheel, I need to be able to rely on the warning light. Can anyone help?
check tyre pressures first off, also check all tyres are same size ie no one has accidentally put a 55 profile on a 60 profile set maybe, the car works out whether a tyre is flat by using the abs sensors and abs system for its readings,, ie a low/flat tyre has a smaller rolling area to it,, might be a abs sensor intermittent fault kicking it off,, not all software will detect deep p-codes dealer only so might need a dealer visit to cure it..
i would carry some tyre foam around in the boot just in case of punctures, link below for idea
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