PDA

View Full Version : ultraseal



Trevor
14-07-05, 08:39 PM
My euphoria has mellowed after clocking up a few miles and a few `what ifs ? ` creep in.
What if I get a puncture -
Has anyone experience with Ultraseal or similar which is put into the tyre prior to a puncture.
Or pressurised devices to re-inflate after you have one.
The former seems a safer arrangement in the event of a high speed blow out.
Any advice / comments ?

Miket
14-07-05, 09:11 PM
Trevor have a look here, I just carry a can of inflator gunk, which I replace every year, incase it goes off.

http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5710

Purple AK
14-07-05, 09:45 PM
Trevor.

30 years in the tyre trade says... Carry a can of Gunk in case you get a puncture, Or better still a temporary spare. (I know that several will say where do you carry a full sized wheel if you put the spare on! You Will Find a Way) This way you become aware of a puncture and can react accordingly. Fitting Ultraseal or whatever can, A) Cause balance problems. B) Mask the fact that you have a puncture and disguise the 4" nail that is eating it's way through the sidewall to give you a high speed blowout!!! :eek: JMHO

Trevor
14-07-05, 09:50 PM
Thanks Mike , I couldn`t find a previous thread on this subject.
Could they have made improvements to illiminate the balance problem in the two years ?
What would be the best gunk to use that is tyre fitter friendly ?

gareth08
14-07-05, 09:51 PM
I would have to agree with Chris except for the fact that his boot is like the Tardis. :D
If you,re out on a run and you need something then Chris will probably have it in the boot.I think he even carries a spare car in there :p

Trevor
14-07-05, 09:53 PM
Sorry Chris , I guess your the man to ask that question, and where from ?

Miket
14-07-05, 09:55 PM
Thanks Mike , I couldn`t find a previous thread on this subject.
Could they have made improvements to illiminate the balance problem in the two years ?
What would be the best gunk to use that is tyre fitter friendly ?

I just buy whatever Halford's are stocking at the time, Chris (PurpleAK) is in a better position to answer.

Chimeara
14-07-05, 09:58 PM
For the record I have two tins of Tyreweld. As for being fitter friendly I was once told that if ever any substance like this is used then the tyre needs cutting off of the rim. There may now be a new type on the market to eliminate this but dont quote me on it

Anthony

Purple AK
14-07-05, 10:02 PM
The best one is OKO normally available from Agricutural merchants, the only down side is you need to reinflate the tyre with either a footpump or 12Volt 4.99 Jobie.

Robin427
15-07-05, 12:02 PM
Are all 5 bolts wheels the same spacing? I was wondering whether I could use the spare from my BMW on the Cobra (I know the offset will probably be wrong)?

jenny
15-07-05, 12:54 PM
Oh God,

Reading this thread has made me realise that I have been driving everywhere for 7 months without even thinking that I could get a PUNCTURE :eek:

Never even though about the fact I haven't got a spare wheel, cheers guys (going to halfords at lunch to buy some of that gunk stuff) :(

Can any body else think of anything that a blonde bird driving around in a cobra might not have thought of :o

:p :p :thumb:

Dutch Paul
15-07-05, 04:18 PM
Oh God,

Can any body else think of anything that a blonde bird driving around in a cobra might not have thought of :o

:p :p :thumb:


HANDBRAKE??????? :D :D :D :D

jenny
15-07-05, 04:39 PM
Actually, u may laugh - but I have made that mistake before :o

I can't believe I have been driving around without even considering the fact that if I had a puncture I would be well and truly stuck :(

Miket
15-07-05, 04:50 PM
If you have spinners fitted, you will need the appropriate alan key to remove them so you can get to your wheel nuts, thats if you carry anything to get your nuts off with. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

Fancy me advising a woman on nuts. ;) :D :thumb:

JonnyT
15-07-05, 04:58 PM
The answers to that question Jenny are endless - i shall refrain!!!

jenny
15-07-05, 05:04 PM
okay, I'm not that bad :-( :p

Yep got spinners fitted, and also got a fully comprehensive 'first aid kit' in the boot of the cob with spanners, allen keys (note the correct spelling :p ) spare fuses, electrical cable, sockets, more spanners, kitchen sink and spare taps)

Think I got so carried away with being prepared for anything I missed the blatantly obvious :o

And any advice on nuts would be greatly appreciated :p don't be shy ;)

Miket
15-07-05, 05:25 PM
And any advice on nuts would be greatly appreciated :p don't be shy ;)

26 years of age, I don't think I'll go any further with advice. :o :o :D :thumb:

Purple AK
15-07-05, 05:35 PM
26 years of age, I don't think I'll go any further with advice. :o :o :D :thumb:
Hi Mike :thumb: You're on the Horlicks with Viagra Chasers again then!!! ;)

TINKA
15-07-05, 05:39 PM
I had Ultra seal put in my tyres the first time I went abroad in the car. Don't know how many times I tried to have the wheels balanced but they just would not stay in balance for 2 seconds. In the end washed the stuff out and have never had any problems since regarding balancing and I just rely on a can of Gunk :(

Happy Jim
15-07-05, 06:36 PM
Are all 5 bolts wheels the same spacing? I was wondering whether I could use the spare from my BMW on the Cobra (I know the offset will probably be wrong)?

Nope, the PCD varies by make, although some are the same (don't know which ones though - sorry)

Jim

Robin427
15-07-05, 08:51 PM
No problem, I think they are Cosworth hubs so a space saver from a Scorpio or something should do...

Purple AK
15-07-05, 09:11 PM
Stud Spacing should be 5 on 112mm So Ford Scorpio or any Merc (except sprinter) will fit. Other makes/models have the right PCD but the centre bore is smaller ;) One thought that has just sprung to mind! I'm not sure if there is enough room for a space saver wheel for those with boot mounted tanks :o :(

Happy Jim
15-07-05, 09:25 PM
Oh God,

Reading this thread has made me realise that I have been driving everywhere for 7 months without even thinking that I could get a PUNCTURE :eek:

:p :p :thumb:

You have to be commissioned with a statement like that :D :D

Splitpin
16-07-05, 10:15 AM
I've heard that if your running with a LSD, you need to ensure the rolling circumference of your skinny tyre is the same as your other rear or you could knacker your diff. Not sure if thats right though.
Mike

clive a brown
16-07-05, 12:01 PM
15,000 mile with out a punture - one can of gunk thats 10 years old and membership of the AA with relay.

seems the easy way for me

Clive

dodger
16-07-05, 05:34 PM
I can only say I have used Ultraseal in tyres with no problems, however you MUST be sure the wheel / tyre is balanced before using the stuff.

Also one should not just 'fit & forget' but check your tyres regularly for damage. As Chris says you don't want any nails etc still resident in the tyre.

Still, I'm sure we all do that anyway don't we ? ?