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This is a discussion on What do I DO? Pirelli PZero within the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG forums, part of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Model Specific Forums category; Hi guys, it’s happened again, ANOTHER screw in the tire, the 6th time in one year! Are you kidding me with these tires? They’re $270 ...

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    What do I DO? Pirelli PZero

    Hi guys, it’s happened again, ANOTHER screw in the tire, the 6th time in one year!
    Are you kidding me with these tires? They’re $270 a piece and I’ve already had to replace them 5 times, this is the 6th.

    PLEASE, for the love of all that is holy help me out, any advice will do, these fucking run flats not only wear quickly but I don’t even get to enjoy them because it’s as if they’re made of wicker, they get punctured before you know it.

    What are some good alternatives? Different brands? Better brands? Different type of tire?

    What do I do in this particular situation? Do I pull out the screw? Can this be repaired?

    I live in Orange, California, if anyone wants to recommend some local solution.

    Thanks in advice, I feel like I wanna punch everything.
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    for that one just plug it ... but do it right not the harbor freight versions
    mine was in the "unrepairable" zone ... happened Oct2015 ... same tire still on and holding pressure same as the other 3 (knock on rubber!!!)
    but i will say ... where the heck are you driving in orange to hit so many nails? please tell me so i avoid those roads!! 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmc View Post
    for that one just plug it ... but do it right not the harbor freight versions
    mine was in the "unrepairable" zone ... happened Oct2015 ... same tire still on and holding pressure same as the other 3 (knock on rubber!!!)
    but i will say ... where the heck are you driving in orange to hit so many nails? please tell me so i avoid those roads!! 8-)

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    Lmao I seriously have no idea! I drive all over the place and you know how California is, always constructions zones everywhere, it’s insane the amount of bad luck.

    When you say plug it, you meant pluck it out right? Not push it in to act as a plug? What’s the right way to take it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmc View Post
    for that one just plug it ... but do it right not the harbor freight versions
    mine was in the "unrepairable" zone ... happened Oct2015 ... same tire still on and holding pressure same as the other 3 (knock on rubber!!!)
    but i will say ... where the heck are you driving in orange to hit so many nails? please tell me so i avoid those roads!! 8-)

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    Pulled it out. I touched it with the tweezers and it just fell out, look at this! It’s one centimeter long!

    Please tell me this screw will not make me buy another $300 tire!
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    Oh you are lucky ... it may not have gone through
    No air from that spot right? Put a dab of soapy water to look for bubbles
    If you lost that spot smear the whole tire and look for bubbles ... should be none everywhere

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    And “plug” as in get a quickie tire hole kit
    Has 2 T handles and some gooey sticks

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    When I swapped out the Bridgestone runflats for Michelin A/S, I put this stuff in 'em:
    https://permasealtire.com

    Later, my service rep @ MB of Beverly Hills told me that one tire needed to be replaced because of a nail in the tread. I kept an eye on the pressure, and it never went down, so I ignored it.

    That was about three years ago, and the tire is still on the car.

    They're in Orange County, too.
    I took European Delivery and drove through four countries in my limited edition Universe Blue CLA 250.

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    Amazing stuff

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    Go buy tires from a discount tire store and pay for the road hazard insurance if you have one locally. If in California, get summer tires, or all seasons for longevity?
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    I ditched the Pirelli P-Zero's about 18 months back and got Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's and have not looked back, wearing beautifully, not a puncture to be seen (and our roads up here on the frontier are pretty bad).
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