How To Plug A Tire and Check For Leaks – EricTheCarGuy

How To Plug A Tire and Check For Leaks – EricTheCarGuy Hello again, I hope you enjoy this latest offering. I’m sure there will be those that disagree with this practice but thats OK, I feel there are times when it can be done and save a bunch of work resealing a tire. This also shows my preferred method of checking for leaks which I hope you benefit from. Don’t forget I have a second channel now ETCG1, stop by and check it out you might like it. — Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum Visit my Facebook Page: —Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained

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48 Responses to How To Plug A Tire and Check For Leaks – EricTheCarGuy

  • Mark Holbrook says:

    Hey, I’m the guy with the stuck F150 wheel, well it’s off thanks to your and others suggestions, but the tire I put on had a leak. So Saturday I took it to my local tire shop and they repaired it properly with the inside tire plug. I was hesitant to do what you did even though I never had a tire I plugged fail. Oh well. I think you’re just a few miles away, so you know the weather that’s coming this week. I just wanted it done. Wish I just plugged it myself, but no worries now.

  • stchman says:

    A plug like that in the tread will last good long time. Nice job.

  • barthoedemaker says:

    It’s easier to put the entire tyre with rim under water, and you will see bubbles easily, from whatever leak there might be. And you need to put rubber cement on the plug also, for better sealing and that it will stay there.

  • reddpeaksbaby says:

    I just replaced a plug in my tire and it was flat again. Do I need a tire?

  • moparmania74 says:

    for the most part its good for the life of the tire…

  • moparmania74 says:

    seriously… why? god europe sucks

  • moparmania74 says:

    i like to put some rubber cement on the plug before putting it in… cant hurt…

  • all4amd says:

    I would say this is temporary as I developed a leak in a tire on a car I purchased, come to find out it was one of these stupid tar plugs.

  • feltes45 says:

    I had to do this today. What took you ten seconds took me about half an hour -_-

  • fusionstar916 says:

    Suburb allied, its a semi permanent repair. If it holds, it will be good till the next tire change. If the hole is too big, it won’t hold.

  • logiclaw says:

    always visiting you 

  • totalfinal says:

    I’d love to have that, but it’s so illeagal here in Germany! ;-)

  • SuburbAllied says:

    But is this a just a temporary solution or is it a permanent solution? I mean so you can plug it so you can go to the nearest service in order to fix a new tire or is this suppose to hold on until you finally have to change the tire because of wear and tear?

  • Jay Rod says:

    Thanks Bro.

  • Brian Bullard says:

    Good video, thanks, today I will finally use my plug kit and be weaned off of the “Fix a Flat” sealant.

  • DONCHILLS says:

    That is cool.Not the nail but fixing the problem.Can’t wait to be a technician.Very informative Eric.

  • d3hawks47 says:

    Are u suppose to take the plug and go all the way through the tire then pull it out? Or do u push the plug into the tire until about 1″ is sticking out an twist until if knots up? Then take out the tool…

  • jayeastanglia says:

    illegal in the uk doing it with string or outside plugs only legal way is internal plugs.

  • weedsmoken101 says:

    thanks man, this is my first flat I have to fix :/

  • 706d says:

    Btw, great vid eric.
    One tip, use the side cutters to trim the licorice strip too (instead of the dull razor blade)!

  • 706d says:

    @REDBEARD885 doubt it, lots of Honda suv have green caps (my wifes crv did)

  • REDBEARD885 says:

    nitrogen filled?

  • uswrdm02 says:

    Any recommendation on a good air compressor that plugs into your car cigarette lighter?

  • lswasserm1 says:

    If the plugs really are illegal in Australia, my guess at the reason would be that various tire manufacturers or vendors lobbied for this law so they could sell more tires. We have many laws in USA that were pushed by special interest groups who through campaign contributions and other financial means have way too much influence over Congress & state lawmakers.

  • Blix718 says:

    This video reminded me of my old car had 18 plugs on one tire thanks to neighbors who never cleaned up their garbage on the street.

  • STRIKER520 says:

    No shit you are comparing a $300 110v 135 amp welder to a 230v 180 amp that cost $1000 I don’t think you understand comparing similar items. It would be like comparing a Ferrari with a Ford focus.

  • EastwoodCo says:

    The Eastwood MIG 175 will weld aluminum. A link to get more information (or buy) is below the video. The MIG 135 does not weld aluminum. Thanks for the interest in our products.

  • ollonsvin says:

    I have only this to say, ESAB KEMPPI EWM FRONIUS

  • iconxmonkey408 says:

    Millermatic 180 is were its at

  • valveman12 says:

    No! Hobart, Lincoln and Miller farm out a lot of their equipment overseas. Some maybe US assembled but certainly not US made anymore.

  • valveman12 says:

    Your Lincoln is made overseas as well.

  • FOUR4SPECIAL says:

    Bought my Lincoln in 2002 and weld, weld, weld, weld and guess what Still WELDING.

  • FOUR4SPECIAL says:

    I’ve had my lincoln hd 3200 for almost ten years and I Flux core weld for a few years, before I bought a 75/25 tank. I do agreed its a much more cleaner and nicer weld, but welding with flux core for so long I master the welds, Pretty clean one’s.. I had to weld out doors alot while it was windy. Practice, practice, practice.. Lol.

  • dougspair says:

    I’ve never used any Eastwood products, but I doubt if they actually manufacture their welders themselves. Pretty hard to beat the Lincoln, Miller, Hobart USA made equipment.

  • ColtDeltaElite10mm says:

    Come on! Lincoln doesn’t even make that unit anymore! The Lincoln 140C kicks Eastwood ass!!!!

  • rablls61 says:

    Thanks for saying that cuz i was just look at Homedepot and i got me a lincoln 140 do you use it with out gas or flux wire cuz i have to go but a tank if that is a better way to go . Thanks Bob

  • MrFutsy says:

    Yeah… Cus ive worried about bying a Lincoln… HAHAHAHA
    Lets see what happens in 30 years.

  • stevenward13 says:

    thats not a bad price thanks for the help

  • TheToolReview says:

    one thing I forgot to mention is that your better off buying a harbor freight mig at low cost then buying an eastwood mig welder, look up videos for harbor freight welder I had one for about 6 years and it never gave me problems

  • TheToolReview says:

    Well I paid 500 for mine from a guy on craigslist with tons of stuff who only used it 3 times and the machine was stored for like 3 years, if you buy a new one off ebay for 660 you will get the 3 year warranty plus some goodies. The best thing about a miller is that it doesn’t depreciate like any other brand and the quality is wonderful and I can still sell my miller for what I paid for it so check out ebay or craigslist for a good deal.

  • stevenward13 says:

    how much do they run for

  • TheToolReview says:

    Purchase a miller 140 autoset that is all you will ever need

  • stevenward13 says:

    even though it looks like the lincoln penatrated better on the other side if you look at it the eastwood is just as wide it just tapers off at the end. ive heard alot a good things about the eastwood and am really looking foward to purchasing one

  • valveman12 says:

    Lincoln is made in China. What are you talking about?

  • man9170 says:

    licon is better

  • krusher74 says:

    Right at the end when there turned over it looks like the lincoln transferred more heat through (better penetration.)

  • Lucian Camargo Marmol says:

    right now get out to buy a mig machine weld.

  • fundreamer1 says:

    I really like a lot of your tools, but I don’t think your going to give Lincoln a run for their money.

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