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      02-22-2013, 03:40 AM   #1
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Roofing nail in my run flat

I have just discovered a roofing nail in the tread of my rear run flat. Not sure how long it has been there for. The tyre pressure monitor says all is well. So should I:

1 Leave it there to preserve the airseal, but I am not sure whether the nail has fully punctured the casing or:

2 Pull it out as if I keep driving on it it will eventually work its way through the casing and cause a leak.

I know long term I will have to replace/repair this tyre.

Thanks for your help
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      02-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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bring it to a tyre shop, then pull out the nail. if it leaks you can get it fixed on the spot. if not, go on your way.
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      02-22-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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Just make sure your tire shop has a leverless mounting machine (and a tech who knows how to use it) so they don't gouge the lip of your wheel.
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