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Does anyone know how many uses the tire patch goo gives you in the inflator kit in the trunk? I used it 1x but I don't know if is useful again. I don't carry a spare so I want to be sure this is at least useful. Thanks gt-h gang!

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Does anyone know how many uses the tire patch goo gives you in the inflator kit in the trunk? I used it 1x but I don't know if is useful again. I don't carry a spare so I want to be sure this is at least useful. Thanks gt-h gang!

 

I believe they're a one-time use item.

 

 

Phill

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I can probably continue using the "compressor only " though, right? Even if slime is used up.

 

Yes, and you can get another bottle of slime.

 

P

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Let me know if anyone can find the slime refills; I haven't been able to. All I can find is the complete unit.

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Let me know if anyone can find the slime refills; I haven't been able to. All I can find is the complete unit.

 

 

I always figured I'd refill mine with a afermarket product, available at Wal-Mart. etc.

 

 

Phill

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Phil,

I chatted online with a guy from Tirerack and he mentioned that the hose should be replaced after use of the slime (it gets gunked up) so buying an aftermarket slime replacement might not be the best idea. The new hose is part of the replacement product I posted in my last reply.

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Note: This product cannot be used on vehicles equipped with direct tire pressure monitoring sensors in the wheels. Use of this product on these vehicles could result in damage to the sensor inside the wheel. Please contact your sales specialist at Tire Rack for more information.

The ContiComfortKit's orange compartment contains a bottle of liquid latex tire sealant. When the tire sealant has been activated to temporarily repair a tire, the sealant flows through an adapter and air hose, which become coated with the sealant. Therefore the sealant bottle, adapter and air hose must be replaced to prepare the ContiComfortKit to be returned to service for future use as a stand-alone compressor or to provide temporary extended mobility.

ContiComfortKit Replacement Parts includes easy-to-follow instructions along with a new bottle of sealant, adapter and air hose. The kit also includes the special torx screwdriver needed to remove the sealant bottle compartment cover's screws and a pair of plastic gloves. Once the replacement parts have been installed, a new speed limit warning sticker and sealant expiration date sticker included in with ContiComfortKit Replacement Parts should replace the stickers originally used on the ContiComfortKit.

 

Note the note from the above link. Ya great job, engineers at Ford. Using the slime screws up the TPMS sensors. I wonder who signed off on that project.

 

Dan

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Dan,

I too was concerned about that. But the rep from Tirerack said that as long as you have the tire dismounted and cleaned out in 6 to 8 hours it shouldn't be a problem as the latex won't have enough time to dry and thus coat the sensors. I guess it's a risk I'm willing to take on. It beats having to get a spare rim and tire .

JB

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Dan,

I too was concerned about that. But the rep from Tirerack said that as long as you have the tire dismounted and cleaned out in 6 to 8 hours it shouldn't be a problem as the latex won't have enough time to dry and thus coat the sensors. I guess it's a risk I'm willing to take on. It beats having to get a spare rim and tire .

JB

The TPS are a Pain in the ass anyway. I had to replace the first set when the bands rusted out. They don't seem to want to stay on the rims at a cruseing speed of a buck sixtyfive or so. You end up with lot of little pices of metal and plastic in side your tire. Messes with the balance of the tire a bit.

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I'm thinking about chucking those sensors and putting elect. tape over the light so I can't see it!

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Never went 165.....but, what do replacements run ? $$?

did not replace. I reset the sensor fault on every start of car. will go with the new style valve stem type when i get new rims. I think they are around 125 or so.

Glen

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Dan,

I too was concerned about that. But the rep from Tirerack said that as long as you have the tire dismounted and cleaned out in 6 to 8 hours it shouldn't be a problem as the latex won't have enough time to dry and thus coat the sensors. I guess it's a risk I'm willing to take on. It beats having to get a spare rim and tire .

JB

 

 

That's fine and dandy if you have a flat in the daytime and are near civilization. What do you do if it's Friday night and you are in BFE??? :hysterical:

 

My point is Ford could have done something better. I learned the hard way when I got a flat tire on day one of ownership in the middle of BFE on a Friday night driving from Colorado. The slime didn't plug the hole and ended up having to pay $943 for a new tire (mileage fee, after hours fee, owning a Shelby fee) as AAA didn't want to tow the car. Long story short, I eventually got reimbursed by AAA. but what a PITA.

 

Dan

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The TPS are a Pain in the ass anyway. I had to replace the first set when the bands rusted out. They don't seem to want to stay on the rims at a cruseing speed of a buck sixtyfive or so. You end up with lot of little pices of metal and plastic in side your tire. Messes with the balance of the tire a bit.

 

 

I have the valve stem type now and haven't had a problem (yet) with them at high speeds. I think I paid like $150 for the set of 4.

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"Is a plug kit something a layman can do on the highway?"

Absolutely.

I did a tire on my Volvo 850 and one on my wife's 4Runner over the last 6 or 8 years. No speed issues there so I never redid them. The toughest part is finding the puncture. Mark it when you do. Ream the hole. Glue up the plug. Insert and pull. Here is the best part - it only takes a few minutes and you don't need to jack the car.

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