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Spotted a screw (to be exact) sticking out of the tread of my 2 month old Cooper S with 17 inch Web alloys.

Off to Quickfit, "Ah, Dunlop runflats, can't fix those, has to be a new one".

£170 (and that was haggled down from the original £188!!!)

Ouch.
 

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Mini Youngster
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sorry to hear about that!!

I hope that I dont get any nails or screws in my tyres because I have 18's! £150 a corner ffs at least!
 

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If the tire still had reasonable pressure in it (as is often the case with a nail or screw in a tire),
there's NO reason it couldn't be repaired as long as the nail is in the tread and not near the sidewall,
and not huge. You can even plug it yourself - I do it all the time -in fact, I just plugged a nail-hole 3 hours ago.

If a runflat has been run on little or no pressure for more than a short distance, then it's true that one shouldn't repair it.
 

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I think that dealers charge about £185 fitted! A very expensive puncture - did your dealer not offer you tyre insurance? Good luck!;)
 

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I had the same thing happen to my 17" runflats a couple of mouths ago a nice big Nasty nail in my tyre!!!! I very luckily have a boyfriend with his own company dealing in car parts, modifications and wheels and tyres, He very nicely called ina favour from another nice person and i got my new runflat for £70 instead of £192 thank goodness i have him eh? Im sorry to hear ot happened to u its not nice xxxx
 

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A while ago I spotted a little nail in one of my 17" runflat tyres. I just pulled it out, and fortunately, it didn't go all the way through so the tyre wasn't punctured. What is this about not being able to put a non-runflat tyre on a runflat rim? Is that true?
 

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A while ago I spotted a little nail in one of my 17" runflat tyres. I just pulled it out, and fortunately, it didn't go all the way through so the tyre wasn't punctured. What is this about not being able to put a non-runflat tyre on a runflat rim? Is that true?
No, many members have got 16/17 inch oem wheels without runflats. Its perfectly fine. There is a post somewhere - probably in the wheels and tyres section where it explains everything. Hope this helps;)
 

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I managed to get a screw in my (runflat) tyre a few weeks ago - gave me a very slow loss of pressure. Anyway a visit to the local workshop and they plugged it for the princely sum of £8 :cool:
I got a nail stuck in a tyre - cost me arround the same price. Its worth seeing if it is repairable before you go and get a new tyre!
 

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I had a screw in one of my front tyres(middle of tread) and was repaired,
As long as the tyre hasn't relied on the side walls(deflated tyre) or isn't near the tyre shoulder it can be repaired,
if you go to a main dealer they'll tell ya that they cannot be repaired and will screw ya for a new expensive tyre.
:smile::red:
 
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