mrfarmdog Posted April 13, 2007 Report Share Posted April 13, 2007 I ran over a piece of metal tonight and put a gash in the center of my tread about an inch wide. The tire did not go flat as the hole was still plugged so I got the fix a flat compressor our and followed the instructions. Basically, turn the fix a flat stuff on the compressor so it is standing up, screw the fitting to the valve stem and turn it on for about 7 minutes. It had to pump for a minute or so before I heard a pop, I assume it was to overcome the valve stem pressure, and then the pressure gauge started working. When it was done I pulled the metal out and rolled the tire several times so the fix a flat would coat the puncture. I looked at it and I could see white stuff bubbling through the wound. The leaking air stopped though and I drove it home (about 10 miles). I will check in the AM and see if it is still holding air. I was surprised that the fix a flat sealed a cut that big! So what do I do now to replace my fix a flat compressor? Is the unit supposed to be throw away? I assume you can order it through Ford parts but It will probably cost me as much as a tire. Where can I get it cheaper? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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