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Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby Wesleymk7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 pm

So I was driving to my suppliers today when I heard a loud bang, continued to drive until it was safe to pull over. Walked round the van to fin the spare wheel on the floor at the rear of my van being dragged by what seems like some sort of safety cable. On closer inspection I can see the steel cord that goes from the rear of the van to the wheel to higher and lower it had snapped on the wheel end. Does anyone know if the steel cable can be bought individually?
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby squirrel93 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 pm

Throw the wheel in the back and ratchet it to the wall , it’s easy to steal from underneath and I wouldnt be the one lying under my van on the hard shoulder trying to remove the wheel from underneath


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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby Wesleymk7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:33 pm

squirrel93 wrote:Throw the wheel in the back and ratchet it to the wall , it’s easy to steal from underneath and I wouldnt be the one lying under my van on the hard shoulder trying to remove the wheel from underneath


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Problem is we carry to much stuff to have the spare in the back.
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby squirrel93 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:55 pm

If you have a look on eBay you can buy the assembly


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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby Wesleymk7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:00 pm

squirrel93 wrote:If you have a look on eBay you can buy the assembly


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I’ve had a search on fleabay but can only find rust old ones of earlier transits. Do you have a link mate?
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby squirrel93 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:02 pm

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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby Wesleymk7 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:27 pm

squirrel93 wrote:There’s a few on eBay

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3542259789

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2668150935


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I reckon I should change my username as I actually own a mk 8 now. So those links are for what I used to have.
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby Altransit » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:06 am

:lol: True, and it can be changed if you want, but you are correctly posting in the Mk8 section :P :mrgreen:
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:14 am

This is the 1990s people don't carry spares around anymore
Do you carry a spare pair of nickers incase you shit yourself?
Thought not
Get yourself a tin of tyre sealant
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby dumper » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:38 am

Tyre sealant is crap most tyre centre will not repair puncture if you use it and it you damage a tyre in some of the potholes we have to run over nowadays you can be stranded in the middle of nowhere as for cable snapping on a mk8 not very good unless someone has tried to nick it
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby squirrel93 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:46 am

My fault , but still I wouldn’t be under my van on the hard shoulder


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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:07 am

dumper wrote:Tyre sealant is crap most tyre centre will not repair puncture if you use it and it you damage a tyre in some of the potholes we have to run over nowadays you can be stranded in the middle of nowhere as for cable snapping on a mk8 not very good unless someone has tried to nick it


My custom comes from the factory with tyre sealant and a pump ,no spare
Spares are for pussies
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby dumper » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:43 am

See what you mean spares are for proper transits :D :D but been seriously the only reason all the manufacturers surely vans and cars with the can and pump is for cheapness
For me most of the punctures I have had have been in forests on car rally’s and put a hole in them that only putting a spare wheel on would get me out of trouble
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby bigjohnthomas » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:14 pm

I've never had a spare on any of the arswashers because of where the tank is
And on about 15 years and 3 arswaheres I've only ever had one go down on me :P
Tin of shitto soon fixed it and all was good
I don't think an 18"wheel will fit under the custom that's why sports don't come with a spare init?
Whereas you tubby non sporting types have a diddy spare under there :lol:
But if you drive around places prone to punctuation like Scotland ,,,,
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Re: Spare wheel falling off!!

Postby ABA » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:19 pm

just had a look there are 17 on ebay for mk6 and mk7
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