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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:32 PM
stevo031 stevo031 is offline
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Flat Repair

We had a blow out on our X3 a few months ago. It took 7 full days to get a replacement tire shipped here to Minnesota. We'll be taking a 3 week driving trip in October and would like to take the X3 but the thought of having a flat in the middle of Utah or Arizona leaves me a bit nervous. Has anyone had any experience with the BMW M Mobile kits? Some are listed as not for run flat tires, others claim you can use them on X3s with RFTs. I was just going to buy an air compressor but the battery access is so screwed up it would be a real hassle trying to hook up the compressor to the battery with a car full of luggage. The other compressors that plug into the 12v outlets get bad reviews in Amazon, saying they always blow the fuses.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:41 PM
The X Men The X Men is offline
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The slime emergency kits got pretty good reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:05 PM
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There is a power lug under the hood and a ground lug - you don't need to get to the battery to hook up the compressor, you can just do it under the hood on the left side.

I have plugged runflats before with a plug kit and had no issues, the fix a flat type stuff tends to gum up the pressure sensors if you leave it in to long, but can also get you back on the road. I like to carry some fix a flat, a compressor and a plug kit for big trips, but if the sidewall goes out or you hit something big enough, then you are stuck either way without a spare!
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:08 PM
CUBMWer CUBMWer is offline
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Has anyone tried Slime 70005 Safety Spair 7-Minute Flat Tire Repair System 12-Volt
by Slime? This system seems like a simple alternative but I'm not certain how effective it is in both inflating and sealing.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:40 PM
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Has anyone tried Slime 70005 Safety Spair 7-Minute Flat Tire Repair System 12-Volt
by Slime? This system seems like a simple alternative but I'm not certain how effective it is in both inflating and sealing.
Quite a few owners use slime, it seems to seal well, of course it depends on the puncture itself.
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