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jmr99vet 05-06-2012 12:48 PM

flat tire on GY rft
 
Picked up a small screw today. The tire pressure is down to 10psi. Will take it to the local GY dealer in the am. Question; has anyone had a GY 18 rft plugged? Thanks

bobblehead 05-06-2012 01:20 PM

technically, rf is not to be patched, even if it's absolutely safe to do so. Although each tire shop will have their own policy in dealing with rf. If you take it to BMW dealers, they certainly will not patch it due to liability issue and with BMWNA

wdimagineer 05-06-2012 02:11 PM

I went through 2 tires (on the same wheel) within the space of about 200 miles. Patching was NOT an option according to my dealer and SA. I am covered with Road Hazard insurance so they just replaced them.

Brad wool 05-06-2012 06:58 PM

Anyone know what 98 v is and the difference between the 100v. That's on the goodyear ls2 ????? Need advise did they make a replacement tire for the 550 xi all season? The dealer said they no longer make the 98v us this true? The parts department does not even have the answers????

ImSW1 05-06-2012 08:51 PM

flat tire on GY rft
 
Call Goodyear customer service and have them give you the address of one of their stores that does RFT repairs. The manufacturer will authorize a single repair on a RFT under warranty due to the limited distance it can be driven with reduced or no pressure in the tire.

I had one of my tires patched about 3 months ago. It's my winter set but I've had no issues to date. The customer service person actually made the appointment for me while I waited on hold. If you have the the wheel and tire warranty or road hazard warranty and they want to replace it, then I would go that route.

Goodyear Customer Service: 1-800-321-2136
Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. ET

Sean

laser 05-06-2012 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImSW1 (Post 6818644)
Call Goodyear customer service and have them give you the address of one of their stores that does RFT repairs. The manufacturer will authorize a single repair on a RFT under warranty due to the limited distance it can be driven with reduced or no pressure in the tire.

I had one of my tires patched about 3 months ago. It's my winter set but I've had no issues to date. The customer service person actually made the appointment for me while I waited on hold. If you have the the wheel and tire warranty or road hazard warranty and they want to replace it, then I would go that route.

Goodyear Customer Service: 1-800-321-2136
Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. ET

Sean

This is exactly right.

I had a screw removed and patched in my FY Rolflat by a GY Rolflat store about 15 months / 12,000 miles ago and no issues with the repair.

If by chance you are under 12 months you are still covered by the original GY warranty contained on the DVD in your OM / warranty packet.

BTW good first post Sean!

dunderhi 05-06-2012 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brad wool (Post 6818456)
Anyone know what 98 v is and the difference between the 100v.

Load and speed ratings:

98 - 750kg or 1653lbs

100 - 800kg or 1763lbs

v - 240kph or 149mph

jmr99vet 05-07-2012 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmr99vet (Post 6817932)
Picked up a small screw today. The tire pressure is down to 10psi. Will take it to the local GY dealer in the am. Question; has anyone had a GY 18 rft plugged? Thanks

As a follow up; I took the car to the GY dealer this am. NO problem, $50 later I was out the door and on the road. I have been going to this dealer for many years. I asked the guy how my tire wear looked. He asked how many miles I had on the car. I responded 22,000. He looked at me and said "you are only halfway thru these tires". He was amazed at how good they look for 22,000 miles. He also said that it would cost $1400 +- to replace them.

ihumphrey 05-07-2012 04:38 PM

Thanks tor the folow-up. I had a similar experience about 13000 miles ago and have had no issues with the repair...mine was covered under the tire warranty which was a bonus...

unrathr 05-12-2012 08:01 AM

Picked up a nail in a RF. Took it to a dealer and they plugged the tire after mentioning that RFs cannot be plugged. I told the service guy that I've been around long enough to remember the same comment over the years:) for radial tires and steel belted tires. I've never had a problem with a plug on any type of tire. The RF plug is 6 months old and holding well.


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