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Guest 04-01-2004 12:38 PM

I was driving with a flat run flat tyre last week. While driving it makes a very loud noise; so loud in fact that people look at you while you're driving past. According to the technicians this is normal? Anyone have a similar experience of this while driving with a punctured run flat tyre?

BMW525UK 04-01-2004 01:22 PM

My experience occured on the M1 - nobody was looking at me at the time!

But I didn't noticed any particular starings as I was brining the car into the garage - I was just pissed off at my luck!

Mark-Yorkshire 04-02-2004 10:18 AM

Were you able to repair the puncture and if so at what cost?

Guest 04-02-2004 12:05 PM

I have runflat too on my e60 530d (sport pack,123 rim 18") but no abnormal noise on driving with those wheels.

:rolleyes: :)

Guest 04-03-2004 05:30 AM

Luckily they repaired the puncture at a cost of ?20 not sure what a new tyre would have cost if I had to change it.
The main tyre man was off sick in the BMW garage, so they had to take it to a tyre specialist to repair it. The junior technician was not confident in taking off a run flat tyre from the wheel and to repair it.

I have the 18" style 123 wheels.

Thanks for the responses. I'll register on this forum soon. Once I think of a name!

lin83 04-03-2004 05:55 AM

was told you cannot repair at any cost, new tyre ?280, not happy

BMW530 04-03-2004 06:07 AM

I'm the Guest who created this post. Hello to all.
Just thought of a name for myself BMW530. Not that creative I know.
Would have added the UK but thought BMW525UK might say I was copying.

Wow ?280 is a lot of money. I assume it was a BMW dealer that said it could not be repaired?
Where was the puncture?
Mine was on the tread itself with a brand new screw in it.
I only had the car for 1 week but it was a 3 month old car, so still a relatively new tyre as the car only did less than 400 miles.

lin83 04-03-2004 07:31 AM

Yes was Bmw dealer, but also checked with firm who changes tyres on company fleet, he said the glue could not be guaranteed for z rated tyres. Nail was right in centre of tyre and was only a slow puncture

BMW530 04-03-2004 10:12 AM


Thanks for the information. That's very interesting.
Guess I will have to check with my dealer; as it was them who said it could be repaired.


Guest 04-05-2004 04:15 AM

Costco - best prices for tyres in the UK ( Michelin only though) .

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