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Puncture repair on a GTS with centre nut

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2019/07/29 13:34:56 (permalink)

Puncture repair on a GTS with centre nut

I'm an expat Glaswegian up from London visiting my sick mum and have a very slow puncture.  There's a flat headed nail bang slap in the middle of the tread on one of my rear tyres, so very repairable.  However my GTS has the usual centre wheel nut so needs the special torque wrench (and someone who knows what they're doing) to fix it.  Porsche Glasgow will presumably insist on selling me a new tyre (or two).  Is there anyone in the area, e.g. a reputable specialist, who can assist, do you know?
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Re: Puncture repair on a GTS with centre nut 2019/07/30 22:38:01 (permalink)
Depends where your are.... .a couple off the club members have the torque wrench ,it is a bit off a faff to get the wheel on and off .If you went into Glasgow and explained your situation maybe   big maybe they would remove the wheel the problem you have is getting some one to take the spare to a  local garage to get it repaired ,they will not repair it ...if it is  a slow can you not just keep  putting air into it till you get home  or is it going down fast .   
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Re: Puncture repair on a GTS with centre nut 2019/07/31 13:45:31 (permalink)
I would recommend for the future you buy the Silverline puncture repair kit. You can then fix it yourself and drive home. Up to you if you then have the repair done at home If you do not want to replace the tyre. EBAY is the place to get the Silverline repair kit. Promise you the repair will last for ages. You don’t have to take the wheel off to do the repair either. 

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Re: Puncture repair on a GTS with centre nut 2019/07/31 22:10:21 (permalink)
I will second that. I always carry a Silverline puncture repair kit in the car at all times. I had a similar experience with a nail in the centre of the tread of a brand new Cup 2 front tyre in Anglesey with my Cayman R. The Silverline repair got me home safely to the Highlands, some 500 miles distant. I had to replace the tyre, and when the punctured tyre was examined, the Silverline repair had worked faultlessly. Forget the Porsche puncture repair gel. Buy a Silverline kit instead.

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