Weight reduction tip

Underneath the dash is a small ‘T’ pull, use it to pop the front radiator cover.reach in to the right hand side, using both hands, rip the aerosol tyre weld can from its warm and snug wickle cwadle and sling the bloody thing as far as you can.Heading out for a Jolly this evening I was almost out of suburbia when…Donk, Donk, Donk, Donk, Donk, Donk.Pulled the metal chunk out of my tyre once all the air had gone skyward, then sat by my rear wheel for 20 minutes squirting shaving foam back into it. Boy, bet the bloke at lotus who thought that one up chuckles into his cornflakes every morning.My tyre is still flat but with a couple of tyre levers and a punnet of berries, this week I will be making a raspberry pavlova!!!Pudding…anyone??? [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/image]

Had the exact same problem recently with my daily drive, a BMW M Coupe, which only comes with a “BMW mobility system” (read: fancy foam canister) to repair punctures. Seeing as this needed recharged if used, I thought it simpler to buy a “foam” can separately from a car shop.Well, needless to say, and as I expected, the thing was NO use at all! Cue, the local BMW garage kindly sending someone to remove my wheel, take it back to their garage, fit a new tyre and then returning to fit it back on again - that’s good service for you. [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]Has anyone used this foam stuff and it’s actually worked or are the manufacturers of it having a laugh?!?

Take a tip from the motorcycle chaps and buy a puncture glue-in-plug outfit. They cost about �15 from any BMW motorcycle dealer, although any bike dealer sells something similar. They will get you home.Rob Gibbons