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Spacesaver wheel, compressor and MOT

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2019/09/07 19:19:51 (permalink)

Spacesaver wheel, compressor and MOT

Hi,
 
Ive just picked up my 2012 Cayenne today and the garage gave it 12 months MOT. Just been crawling all over it and noticed that there is no tyre inflator despite the spacesaver never been used but obviously requires one.
My questions for fellow Cayenne owners and anyone elee that knows more than me are:
1. Should Cayennes with spacesavers also have a compressor/inflator in the boot?
2. Without one the sparewheel is useless and therefore would this cause an MOT fail? In the good old days of spare wheels a flat spare or bald spare would have been a failure.
 
Apart from the missing inflator everything else is great and it is great and very comfortable car to drive.
 
Kind regards,
 
Nick

2005 911 Carrera
2012 Cayenne

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    gsimons_tel
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    Re: Spacesaver wheel, compressor and MOT 2019/09/08 11:04:34 (permalink)
    Hi Nick
    If its a collapsible Spare then its no good if you can't inflate it!
    My 955 Turbo S doesn't have a spare but has the gunk to put in but the early Cayennes with Air Suspension have a tool to connect to the air Suspension to pump up tyres that way
     
    Ref MOT, don't know. Mine wasn't checked as last MOT
     
    Graham

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    BRM_V16
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    Re: Spacesaver wheel, compressor and MOT 2019/09/08 18:00:49 (permalink)
    Hi Graham,
    Thanks for the reply.
    I've found out that spares are not part of the MOT and that Ring make a compressor that fits in the same space as the original. Originals are over £250 from OPCs whilst I paid £15.99 from Europarts incl free delivery.
     
    Answered my own question.
     
    Nick
     

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    Geoff997
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    Re: Spacesaver wheel, compressor and MOT 2019/09/08 22:44:44 (permalink)
    For info: Cayenne fitted with air suspension are not supplied with a separate compressor as they use the inbuilt suspension one.

    Geoff
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