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Date: 01/22/09 06:30 AM

38 Responses to Interesting Tire Repair Technique

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    ichamps Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 7:31 am
    Link: Interesting Tire Repair Technique - Is there anything that WD-40 and a lighter can`t fix?
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    mst4k Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 7:33 am
    ummm its still leaking...
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    That_dude Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 7:38 am
    this video is ancient, and all it does is put the tire back on the bead, but this does work.
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    Isobar Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 7:43 am
    here`s the boring explanation. The fire uses all the oxygen thats inside the tire as fuel, and therefor creates a vacuum effect that places the tire back onto the wheel well. You can do it with just about anything that creates fire.
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    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 7:45 am
    mst4k - it wasnt leaking. He just popped the bead and started filling it with air. If he had just gotten the bead back on the rim it wouldnt have any air in it anyway
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 22, 2009 at 7:51 am
    I have a better idea. Call Roadside Assistance. (Yeah, I know it wouldn`t work out there but I wouldn`t have been there anyway.)
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    January 22, 2009 at 8:01 am
    Actually, that was pretty wicked.
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    bb0687 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 8:02 am
    We used this trick all the time on the racetrack as a fast fix :)
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    Foote Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 8:24 am
    I wonder how many videos of people lighting mouth`s full of WD-40 this video will lead too. :\
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    January 22, 2009 at 8:47 am
    Is there anything that WD-40 and a lighter can`t fix?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    It can`t put out a fire, and it can`t fix a broken bone. Now Duct Tape can be usefull in both of those situations.

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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    January 22, 2009 at 8:48 am
    )-|
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 8:51 am
    "It can`t put out a fire, and it can`t fix a broken bone. Now Duct Tape can be usefull in both of those situations."

    If you used the WD40 and lighter to use up all the oxygen in the air, all the fires in the room would go out, so you could extinguish them that way. Sort of.


    Probably not the broken bone though.

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    Brando760 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 9:08 am
    yet another reason to justify why i keep a rediculus amount of WD-40 and duct tape around my house
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    llefflar Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Actually, STARTING FLUID is more likely the accelerant,...also, "vacuum effect" WTF? obviously it is just an explosion. That is why you don`t use too much. Seen tires blown off rims before.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 9:46 am
    wow i wonder how do you figure that out in the first place
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    SuperJesus Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2009 at 9:54 am
    If you were REALLY good, you could maybe use the WD40 to MELT the bone together. But that`s if you were REAAAAAAALLY good.
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    SilentFray Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 10:21 am
    ah American ingenuity.

    i`m with tonyjet on this one.

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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 22, 2009 at 10:52 am
    "Is there anything that WD-40 and a lighter can`t fix?"
    Yes, and thats why we have duct tape.
    Everything else was never meant to be fixed
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    Isobar Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 11:04 am
    llefflar... do you know how vacuums work? When all the air is sucked out of a space, it is considered to be in a vacuum. That is all this is doing. The fire eats up all the air, and creates a suction effect. I might not be explaining it exactly, but its the basic effects.
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    Sorax3 Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2009 at 11:52 am
    Tony, thats what I wonder when I drink milk.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    "
    llefflar... do you know how vacuums work? When all the air is sucked out of a space, it is considered to be in a vacuum. That is all this is doing. The fire eats up all the air, and creates a suction effect. I might not be explaining it exactly, but its the basic effects. "

    Still not really correct. the fire breaks down the bonds, you can`t "eat" air, the air is still there, but most of it was pushed out and condensed and whatnot. But still, yeah, saying an explosion would SUCK the tire onto the rim is pretty retarded.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Here is the real and full explanation. Yes, the fire burns all the oxygen. Nature abhors a vacuum so more oxygen rushes in quickly to take it`s place and feed the fire, The resulting increase in temperature increases the air`s pressure (inside the tire) expanding the container (the tire) out thus setting the bead. This is one of the reasons an explosion causes a concussive effect (if not contained).
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    how does one discover how to do such a thing
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    SpartanV_EX Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    score one for on track resourcefulness
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    audiosncracy Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    I don`t think it has anything to do with vacuums or explosions... I think what happens is the flame heats up the air in the tire, and makes it inflate... much like a hot air balloon. That`s why if you put to much you can pop the tire, cause the air expands too much and causes the tire to burst.
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    reidcook1000 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    theres no way that fire can burn all the oxygen because WE`RE FREAKIN SURROUNDED BY IT. vaccuum has nothin to do with it.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    January 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    My Xbox.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    Uh... wow.

    F*cking, MacGyver`s brother or something.

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    Erunen Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    fire fixes EVERYTHING
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    LETS BURN DOWN THE OCEAN!!!!!
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    digmaster Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2009 at 12:18 am
    reidcook, your an idiot.

    Also: Wow, that guy`s smart. Wish I thought of that.

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    sparkington Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2009 at 2:57 am
    They do this trick all the time in Greenland. It simple and quick fix that can get you back on the road in no time at all. A good way when you stuck in the middle of frozen wasteland like Greenland and nobody to help you out.
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    screwzlooose Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2009 at 5:13 am
    redneck ingenuity. gotta love it. this guy could prolly build a house with duct-tape and vienna sausage cans.
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    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2009 at 10:49 am
    video has been removed due to terms of use violation >_>
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    lilgell2 Male 13-17
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    January 23, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    http://www.jokeroo.com/video/extreme/wd-...

    quick link i found, thanks google

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    spinnymonkey Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2009 at 12:22 am
    I wish I wasn`t too scared to do that.
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    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    January 24, 2009 at 2:26 am
    Yes everybody saw it when they did it on top gear.
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2009 at 3:23 am
    Has nothing to do with a vaccum, small explosion creates enough pressure in a short period of time to re seat the bead on the rim, add air after, as you will still be flat.
    Oldschool 4wheeling trick, starting fluid, straight gas, lots of things work great.

    ""Is there anything that WD-40 and a lighter can`t fix?"
    Yes, and thats why we have duct tape.
    Everything else was never meant to be fixed"

    Truths.

    If it should move and it dosnt, use WD-40,
    If it moves and it shouldnt, use Duct Tape.

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