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DIY: Installing A Plug To Repair A Tire Leak (Video Tutorial)

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:10 AM
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Default DIY: Installing A Plug To Repair A Tire Leak (Video Tutorial)

How to install a plug to repair a puncture/hole in the tread face of a tire. The sidewall cannot be repair as it is unsafe and illegal.

Procedure:
-remove tire from vehicle
-find air leak using soapy water and watch for bubbling
-remove object in tire using a screw driver, pliers, etc
-using the reamer from the tire repair kit, stick in the in the hole so it goes through to the other side, twist reamer to clean hole
-load plug into needle, center plug in needle
-stick plug 2/3 length tire with 1/3 left exposed to the outside
-pull needle straight out quickly without twisting
-cut off access plug using side-cutters, razor, etc
-pump up tire and reinspect for leak
-when all is done, reinstall tire on vehicle

 
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