Well it happened

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by RChiv, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. RChiv

    RChiv New Member

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    Well I have had the car for just two weeks and look what has happened.
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    Unlucky or what. New tyre required as too big to repair.

    Roger
     
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    Flyinspanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks like a soda stream co2 bottle, kids use them to get high. Be very wary in car parks, they just toss them on the floor
     
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    RChiv New Member

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    That's exactly what it is. Take no notice of the windy gun in the photo, I stopped them from using it.

    Roger
     
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    Gazwould Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I can't believe someone's butt plug fell out crossing the road .
     
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    CCAALLVVIINN Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    what’s wrong with a windy gun?
     
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    Air gun is fine to use to undo and do up as far as I am aware - just needs torque-ing correctly for the final part of doing up.
     
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    Windy guns are OK in the hands of a careful tyre fitter. The apprentice will probably take all the paint off the barrels.:D
     
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    Had the alloys refurbished on the SLK. Serviced shortly after at main dealer.
    A few months later wanted to remove the locking wheel nuts but the special nut removal bit was missing.
    Went to main dealer & they took the car into the workshop and found a replacement. Returned the car to me saying that they had checked it on each wheel.
    Great except the boy with the windy gun managed to mark the paint on each wheel.
    Fortunately damage was minor and a touch up with lacquer seems to held corrosion at bay.
     
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    Maybe he got a fright...and lost control??? Accident's do happen .....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Did you buy from an official dealer ?

    Do you have the MB ‘minor mishaps’ cover which might pay for the tyre ?
     
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    NOX hippy crack bottles I reckon ...
     
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    See loads of these on a quiet lane when walking the dog.

    They obviously park up, get off their boobies leaving a dozen or so behind.

    Surprised they could puncture a tyre.
     
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    Poor guy, I feel your pain brother. Two months ago I got a wheel weight stuck in my two week old FK510. 100 squid gone just like that.
     
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    Nasty, it upset me and it's on your Tyre!:oops:

    Puzzled as to how it happened though, the Canisters I see lying around are normally on their side and would just be flattened, I can't figure out how it could be standing upright??:dk:
     
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    Yes , not Co2 as previously mentioned. The OP was really unlucky to catch one of those at the correct angle to penetrate a tyre. Unless of course it was maliciously placed against the tyre while the car was parked.:dk:
     
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    I'm guessing (from the photo) it is a rear tyre that is punctured. Typical rear tyre puncture is front tyre flicks up debris and rear tyre catches it.
     
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    Was it a rear tyre that was punctured?
     
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    Thanks for all your replies.
    I am covered by MB Mobilo breakdown but that would not cover the cost of a new tyre. I assume they would have just used the Tirefit package and advised me to get it sorted. The tyre did not go flat I just happened to notice a drop in pressure on that wheel via the TMPS over a couple of days. The time it took to remove it from the tyre I recon I could have driven on it for months by just pumping the tyre up each week. It was the type of pressure loss you get from alloy tyre seating. The car is so damned quiet inside that I did not hear any ticking which is usually a sign of something in a tyre. However I would not have done that knowing it was there.
    Yes it was the N/S rear and it could have been deflected by the front wheel or as someone said it could have been strategically placed by some idiot under the influence or pure jealousy, who knows.

    Roger
     
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    Can't get my head round how that could happen!
     
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    No one was saying or suggesting that Mobilo would cover the cost of a replacement tyre, that is clearly not the purpose of Mobilo.
     
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