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Long screw in tire and no leak?

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Been a while since I've posted. Today I pulled out of the garage and heard some scraping sound on the tire. Usually it's pebble stuck on the tire thread so a couple blocks later I stopped just to find out a pretty long screw in my tire. Pulled it out and surprisingly it wasn't leaking. Sprayed soapy water and no leak. Went out for the whole day, drove on highway and it's still ok. How deep is the inner tire after the tread before it goes through? I'll monitor it for the next few days to see if it leaks. The tire has 10k miles on it with plenty of thread left.

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Might not have been long enough to penetrate the tread.
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Keep an eye on it, even though its getting cooler, when your tires warm up it creates more pressure inside the tire. Enough pressure could possibly lead to a blow out.
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Take it to discount tire and let them have a look at it. If they need to patch it they will do it for free and advise you on your options.
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Keep an eye on it, even though its getting cooler, when your tires warm up it creates more pressure inside the tire. Enough pressure could possibly lead to a blow out.
Blow out from normal inflation? lol no... is not going to happen if you keep your tires are proper inflation, Max sidewall is 50psi cold. If you are filling it up to 35, or 40 you are perfectly fine.

If the screw did not penetrate the tire then you should be good. You already did what you can just monitor the tires pressure.
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i have a screw in my rear tires too. should i take it out??what should i use to fill the hole???
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Go to a tire shop and have them fix it. Don't fix it yourself.
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i have a screw in my rear tires too. should i take it out??what should i use to fill the hole???
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Blow out from normal inflation? lol no... is not going to happen if you keep your tires are proper inflation, Max sidewall is 50psi cold. If you are filling it up to 35, or 40 you are perfectly fine.

If the screw did not penetrate the tire then you should be good. You already did what you can just monitor the tires pressure.
Would it be a waste of money to bring it into a shop and have them patch it?
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I would agree with the others, if it isn't leaking, don't worry about it, just keep an eye on it. If it does start to leak, then get it fixed.
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why not just bring it to a tire shop and let them take a look at it. Your looking a just patching it up which is what $15-$20?
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Keep an eye on it, even though its getting cooler, when your tires warm up it creates more pressure inside the tire. Enough pressure could possibly lead to a blow out.
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Blow out from normal inflation? lol no... is not going to happen if you keep your tires are proper inflation, Max sidewall is 50psi cold. If you are filling it up to 35, or 40 you are perfectly fine.

If the screw did not penetrate the tire then you should be good. You already did what you can just monitor the tires pressure.
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i have a screw in my rear tires too. should i take it out??what should i use to fill the hole???
Do not take the screw out. If it penetrated the inner layer it will most likely, but not necessarily go flat (which results in internal damage that does not get fixed). Swap in the spare and take it to a repair shop. Have them dismount the tire with the screw in so it can be located and determined if it penetrated the tire. The proper way to repair a tire is to plug AND patch. Using just a plug does not restore the integrity of the inner layer. Without a patch pressurized air may travel into the hole past the plug to fill the small voids around the plug. The tire gets hot, the air expands and can migrate to between the belts. When the tire cools, some of the air between the belts gets trapped only to expand again when the tires heat up. Repeated cycles can lead to tire failure.
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Do not take the screw out. If it penetrated the inner layer it will most likely, but not necessarily go flat (which results in internal damage that does not get fixed). Swap in the spare and take it to a repair shop. Have them dismount the tire with the screw in so it can be located and determined if it penetrated the tire. The proper way to repair a tire is to plug AND patch. Using just a plug does not restore the integrity of the inner layer. Without a patch pressurized air may travel into the hole past the plug to fill the small voids around the plug. The tire gets hot, the air expands and can migrate to between the belts. When the tire cools, some of the air between the belts gets trapped only to expand again when the tires heat up. Repeated cycles can lead to tire failure.
true, but i have been pluging my tires alot in the last month (damn sf roads suck) and i have like 2 tires with plugs in them and they hold up just fine to anything, even doing burnouts before getting new tires, almost all the way down and thay still hold air just fine......... Might just be the luck of the draw
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true, but i have been pluging my tires alot in the last month (damn sf roads suck) and i have like 2 tires with plugs in them and they hold up just fine to anything, even doing burnouts before getting new tires, almost all the way down and thay still hold air just fine......... Might just be the luck of the draw
It all comes down to a risk/exposure/cost analysis. The risk of a failure with just a plug is low, the likelihood of a serious accident from a failure is not all that high, the potential exposure (injury or death) high and the cost to have it done right is not all that high. Me, I would at least skip the burnouts on those tires.
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That screw is too short to have poked all the way thru. i wouldn't worry.
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