Self seal puncture.

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AndyF
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Has anyone had a proper puncture with Bridgestone turanza self seal tyres.
This morning I heard a tick tick sound as I was driving along so I investigated the cause.
Unfortunately I saw the hex head of a screw doing an adequate impression of a snow stud.
There was no deflation and the tyre warning wasn’t showing. I steadily returned home and carefully removed the screw with my socket wrench. There was a brief psst, then nothing more than a bubble of black sealant.
That was four hours ago and there’s no evidence of deflation. Seems like it works. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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Yes, I had one earlier this year. I got a warning about tyre pressure on the back nearside wheel being low. Crept home and found a screw in the tyre the next day. Removed it, hiss, self sealed, pumped it back to the required pressure. Nervous for the first few journeys but have forgotten about it since. Glad a new tyre was not required as they are very expensive.
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exwayf wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 4:44 pm Yes, I had one earlier this year. I got a warning about tyre pressure on the back nearside wheel being low. Crept home and found a screw in the tyre the next day. Removed it, hiss, self sealed, pumped it back to the required pressure. Nervous for the first few journeys but have forgotten about it since. Glad a new tyre was not required as they are very expensive.
Amazing isn’t it. No loss of pressure yet, checked this morning. You’re not wrong on the cost, mine are only about 3000 miles old and at £250 per corner it would be devastating. Pretty impressive.
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AndyF wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:06 pm
exwayf wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 4:44 pm Yes, I had one earlier this year. I got a warning about tyre pressure on the back nearside wheel being low. Crept home and found a screw in the tyre the next day. Removed it, hiss, self sealed, pumped it back to the required pressure. Nervous for the first few journeys but have forgotten about it since. Glad a new tyre was not required as they are very expensive.
Amazing isn’t it. No loss of pressure yet, checked this morning. You’re not wrong on the cost, mine are only about 3000 miles old and at £250 per corner it would be devastating. Pretty impressive.
It’s still okay by the way.
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AndyF wrote: Thu Aug 24, 2023 2:31 pm
AndyF wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:06 pm
exwayf wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 4:44 pm Yes, I had one earlier this year. I got a warning about tyre pressure on the back nearside wheel being low. Crept home and found a screw in the tyre the next day. Removed it, hiss, self sealed, pumped it back to the required pressure. Nervous for the first few journeys but have forgotten about it since. Glad a new tyre was not required as they are very expensive.
Amazing isn’t it. No loss of pressure yet, checked this morning. You’re not wrong on the cost, mine are only about 3000 miles old and at £250 per corner it would be devastating. Pretty impressive.
It’s still okay by the way.
BTW: I’d forgotten about this post, just thought I’d update to what happened next. Some months later (Sept 23) on the A30 in Devon having travelled from the Midlands it gave up, completely shredded and the sealant coming out the side wall.
I now have a couple of Good years on the back which are repairable. I’ll have some on the front when they need replacing too.
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Sorry to hear your tyre shredded. My self seal survived till the tyres needed replacing for MOT. I replaced the Bridgestones with Pirelli’s, all 4 wheels. The rear Bridgestones had uneven wear which others have reported, the fronts were nearly gone. Cost around £1100 for all 4. Ouch!
Interestingly, a national tyre company told me my tyres were OK, 3mm left when they were checked 3 weeks before the MOT. Prefer to be safe than sorry.
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