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Tire repair kit expiration date?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Paul Greenberg, Dec 24, 2022.

  1. Paul Greenberg

    Paul Greenberg Junior Member

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    I have a 2018 Prius with an onboard tire repair kit (kind with the air compressor on the sealant, no spare tire).
    Does anybody know if there’s an expiration date on this and if so, is there a refill kit I can buy ?
     
  2. AzWxGuy

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    My Owners Manual for a 2021 (which may be similar to yours) says on page 612 that the tire repair sealant has an expiration date. Then on page 626 it says that the sealant bottle is marked with an expiration date. A replacement will likely only be available through a Toyota dealer.
     
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    Thanks. I should have checked myself. I appreciate it!
     
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    AzWxGuy Weather Guy

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    Just checked mine and it is good for 6 years. So based on year of manufacture yours will be expiring in 2023.
     
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    Thanks. Will check mine when the temps get above 4 degrees f!
     
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    AzWxGuy Weather Guy

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    Roger that. I have a balmy 37 F outside right now :)
     
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    I don't think you can "refill" the sealant. Never had to use it. You are better off buying a small can of sealant and a compressor or bike pump if you ask mendel. A better solution would be a plug kit. If the sealant can fix it, the plug should be able to fix it semi-permanently.

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    The refill is the same for all gen4 Prius'.
    It's part number: 4260647161


    4260647161 - Repair kit, tubeless tire. Package - Genuine Toyota Part

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    REPAIR KIT, TUBELESS TIRE
    Part Number: 4260647161
    Supersession(s): 42606-47161; 4260647160
    4260647161 REPAIR KIT, TUBELESS TIRE Full-Sized Product Image
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    MSRP: $ 106.14


    Fwiw, I buy all of my Toyota parts from Boch Toyota South(in MA). They have some of the best online and shipping prices. Plus, I've physically been there. :)
    https://toyotaparts.bochtoyotasouth.com/oem-parts/toyota-tire-sealant-4260647161
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    Tire Sealant - Toyota (42606-47161)
    Genuine OEM Toyota Parts & Accessories - 4260647161
    Tire Sealant - Toyota (42606-47161)
    MSRP: $106.14
    Discount: $34.74 (32.7% off)
    Sale Price: $71.40


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    Good Luck!
     
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    I did a plug repair in November of 2012, on one of our snow tires, around 30K kms. It's on the car now.
     
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    Fwiw, I also bought a plug kit - the one that Mendel suggested. :)
    I separated the parts, used Freezer Baggies, and stored it with the jack.

    When I was a teen, I "helped" (mainly hung out :)) at my friend's dad's garage, and I plugged many tires over many years. So, for me, plugging a tire, isn't be a big deal.

    For others, imho, in a stressful situation, a newbie might feel overwhelmed. In reality, it is very simple. But, using the reamer to prep a very small puncture, can seem daunting to someone that has never done any DYI-stuff. It also takes "average" strength to ream a small puncture. Then again, it's similar for removing/installing a tire.
    I remember when I first had to fix a very small puncture, I was concerned to put "that much force" on the reamer and tire. My friend came over, pushed the reamer in without any problem, and gave me a smirk. Yea, things can seem "very simple/obvious", once you know how to do them, and have done them at least once.
     
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    I had a night job in a national tire chain shop, several decades ago. Pushing in tire plugs was one of the early lessons.

    Once done, you get a new appreciation for force and the right tools for applying it.

    250 times done, you notice the little details between the tools.
     
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    Having plug repair kit AND a spare to get you home really helps, especially in lousy weather.
     
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    Speaking of tires, I'll be replacing my OEM Toyo Nano's this morning at 66K miles and 5/32" tread left. They have gotten noisy and squirrelly in the lane. I don't want to branch this thread into a tire discussion, but I thought long and hard and decided on a set of Bridgestone Turanza QuietTracks. Back to the repair topic, I still can't imagine taking the time out on some lonely stretch of interstate to repair a tire instead of replacing with a spare. I've got a couple more years still available on my Roadside Assistance card, so I'll be calling that 800 number.