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      08-22-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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Bmw M mobility tyre kit useless

So my RR tire got whacked by a nail this afternoon on the contact patch and got the idrive message that there was low pressure.

No spare in the trunk and no run flat...how much more inconvenient can BMW make this? Even my Honda has a spare donut. But instead of finding a donut in my trunk, I found this nice looking package called the M Mobility kit....hmm looked complicated and a pita, so I proceeded to call SOS. Tow truck would only tow to dealer and being that it was Sunday afternoon, dealers nearby were closed so they wanted to tow me to an impound lot to store my car overnight till next morning. I wasn\'t comfortable with that oh and the 3 hr window for the tow to arrive.

The m mobility kit was now looking very tempting. So I pulle the kit out and the manual, followed instructions exactly....attached the tube and compressor and proceeded to pump....I see the tire inflating...success, I thought to myself...I\'d be on my way in no time...right after I finished inflating the tire, I removed the air pump and plugged the valve stem. Sure enough, I heard the loud hissing sound and saw the yellow liquid oozing out of the hole in my tire...air came out and tire collapsed.

Isn\'t this stuff supposed to plug the hole in my tire? Wth is with this kit? Has anyone had success with it? Just annoying how I have to get a tow everytime I get a flat.

It also didn\'t help that theninstructions on the kit itself were all in German. If I didn\'t have the manual in my trunk, I\'d be lost.