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Hi Team,

Help required.

I have a 2009 Lexus Is250c. The Tyre sealant puncture repair kit in the boot is dated 2013. Is it still ok to use or does it need replacing.

If it needs replacing it costs £113 for the genuine Lexus replacement unit which seems expensive. As well as that I understand that if you use the puncture kit on a tyre it renders the tyre unusable afterwards and will need an expensive replacement tyre.

Ideally I would rather buy a space saver wheel instead,  if I could find one assuming it would either fit under or in the the plastic tray unit in the boot. This would seem to be a more practical and economical solution.

comments, ideas and advice gratefully appreciated

 

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I had this situation with my mums IS250C, her tyre punctured but instead of using the expensive and very overpriced repair kit I brought my spare wheel from my own IS250 and used that. 

After this incident I was able to source a spare wheel for £50 or so and it does fit into the IS250C space, the only thing is the original storage tray will not fit in without some modifying it. Try and see if you can get a wing nut and spare wheel from a breaker as your IS250C will come with with a jack and spanner. 

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Hi as Bilal says this is the most permanent solution ,If you want to retain the compressor it is quite easy to strip the unit down remove and dispose of the sealant ,re-route the hoses and then it can be used as a compressor only .Buy a tin of sealant from your local accessory shop if you need one. My experience of sealer is that is good for a small screw or nail repair but no good for anything bigger and most tyre people do not want to wash out the sealer to vulcanise a patch on the inside ,so will scrap a tyre

Dave

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