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December I got a nail in my off-side rear tyre. Run-flat so no-one will repair it. New tyre = 220+ smackeroonies. Fast forward to Wednesday and the same tyre sensor shows 29 (should be 32). Topped it up and down it went to 27. Lo and behold another nail in the same effin' tyre I replaced in December. Same story, no-one will repair it, new tyre and this time another 250 smackeroonies.

What's the odds? A mate said " does someone have a grudge?" Just my luck I suppose.
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I'd be tempted to ditch the runflats, I've never liked them.
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My BMW has runflats on 19" wheels. If I still have it once they wear out I will ditch them and fit normal tyres.

They are expensive, hard riding have relatively poor grip compared to a non runflat and they make it more likely that you will crack your wheels on bumps in the road.

A can of foam and a pump isn't expensive, neither for that matter a jack, spacesaver and wheelbrace...
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Unfortunately a can of foam won't repair a blowout & there is no space for a spacesaver in the Giulia https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa...ver-wheel.html (SPACE SAVER Wheel?) :HEADBANG:
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How about using a puncture repair kit? I fixed a tyre myself at petrol station, had the air compressor to pump it up.

Happened a few years ago now, but it lasted about 6 months until I got a new pair at the front
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Unfortunately a can of foam won't repair a blowout & there is no space for a spacesaver in the Giulia https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa...ver-wheel.html (SPACE SAVER Wheel?) :HEADBANG:
Runflats can still blow out just like a regular ttyre, go out of shape and split along the sidewalls.

Even when run at the correct pressures it seems. Personally I think they are more trouble than they are worth.

This might be a BMW site but it has some useful info.

Why we do not recommend BMW runflat tyres
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Well when my daughter bought her Giulietta I said I'd help by paying for two of the four tyres, Goodyears. The afternoon of the day she had them done she managed to clip the tyre and rim on a cast iron drain cover sticking out of the kerb as she was parking. Tyre was damaged down to the cords. Another new tyre the next day and I paid for the rim to be done at Lepsons. You never stop being a parent! Not quite never I suppose.
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