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Hello, just thought i would introduce my self.My silver ice cruze is just a week old.i picked it up for just under 21k sticker was just under 28k.i thought that was a great deal for a 2015. my uncle owns a 2014 cruze diesel and a Volkswagen tdi. so Im not new to the diesel game. love the car so far. drove it home from southern Ohio last sat. and when i got off the interstate the computer was showing 48.9 mpg wow i love this car. drove it work all week and now its showing 43. the only thing Im not happy about is no spare tire. Im 50 and been driving for 36 years and never had a flat. Untill yesterday. I just left work, drove about a mile and my low tire light came on, it said 26 psi.i made it about another mile and it was flat, I called roadside assistance as i had to have it towed.I picked up about a 1 inch wide piece of steel in the tread and was close to the sidewall. it was sat and no dealers were open so i had it towed to Monroe muffler and im waiting on a new tire to come in on Monday. anyway i love the car but need a spare ha ha.Funny thing is my dad has 2 cruze gassers and i thought i could use one of his spares to get me by. but thanks to this forum i found out it wouldn't fit. why would gm put a different bolt pattern on the diesel? im looking forward to finding lots of helpful info on here.
 

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Funny thing is my dad has 2 cruze gassers and i thought i could use one of his spares to get me by. but thanks to this forum i found out it wouldn't fit. why would gm put a different bolt pattern on the diesel? im looking forward to finding lots of helpful info on here.
The bolt pattern on the Diesel is actually a lot more common than the one on the gas Cruze. I think it may have something to do with the increased torque of the Diesel. All I can tell you is, unless you absolutely have to, do not use the flat repair kit in the trunk. It has a filler in it that will really mess up the inside of your tire and valve if you use it to inflate the tire. The filler acts as a plug once it coats the inside of the tire and (hopefully) plugs up the hole.
 

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yes, i didnt even try it. the tire deflated so fast it wound not have worked anyway. hey at least i got 481 mi out of the tire lol. a new one should be around 120 bucks. will find out tomorrow
 

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yes, i didnt even try it. the tire deflated so fast it wound not have worked anyway. hey at least i got 481 mi out of the tire lol. a new one should be around 120 bucks. will find out tomorrow
Ahh, too close to the sidewall for a patch then was it? Too bad. Hope the rest of your journeys with your new Cruze are trouble free! Enjoy!
 

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Welcome! What part of Ohio are you from?
 

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Odds are with you.....no flats over 36years?

OK, you got it out of your system.......another 36 years of no flats coming your way.

Congrats on the new car.....spectacular deals out there on the leftovers.....enjoy and welcome!

Rob
 

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Welcome from another diesel owner. I had a similar experience last week with a razor blade. Discount tire would not repair the pin-hole break so I bought a new tire [Falken]. I found another dealer that did repair it so now I have a spare tire.[I bought a steel wheel] Discount told me that to order the LRR tire [fuel max] would take 4 months. Blew me away! Happy days.
 

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Welcome to the forums. I also know your pain. I only had 2 flat tires and one was only the tire valve stem core came loose after getting all new tires.

Eco gas also has the same issue but a space to toss one at least. My ex's Cruze has a spare but we drove mine that evening. Same situation but I tried to use the kit and it didn't do much but spray out all over the car and ground.
 

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Welcome! Enjoy your diesel - my wife and I love ours.
 
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