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Post by crxvtec » Fri May 20, 2022 11:29 pm

Hi everyone,

The Tyre Extinguishers are eco-vigilantes formed out of Extinction Rebellion and are going around cities deflating SUV tyres and leaving notes explaining their beliefs about SUVs being bad for Earth.

I believe more of us than care to admit support the environmental cause and despite that we're all fair game when it comes to their "work" so I thought it may be useful to start a thread around strategies for a) recovering from an "attack", b) dealing with a live "attack" and c) preventative measures on the basis that if they can't get to us they may move on.

On a) I believe all Porsches come with 12V compressors on board in the boot. Is that the case? If so that's perhaps the primary recovery method and we'd do well to test them regularly so as not to get caught out. Also carrying spare fuses in case the one powering the compressor blows would be sensible.

On b) I don't really know whether this can be universal advice as direct confrontation could lead to an altercation and potentially much worse, however some of us are unlikely to simply let it happen. Perhaps it's worth discussing some means by which a live attack can be captured on video and reported to the Police or whether there are passive methods to get an offender to re-think their intentions.

On c) I had believed that they'd crouch at the wheel and deflate it themselves whilst present but the instructions on their website are to use a hard, small object (pebble, lentil, etc.) and use the valve cap to press said object into the valve pin, causing it to deflate. The advantage I can see to them is that they can set this up in seconds and then leave/hit the next victim and reduces the risk of being apprehended. There are anti-tamper valve caps on the market, some better than others. Has anyone had any experience with these? I believe it's a problem if they seize onto the valve.

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Post by Bluesnose1812 » Sat May 21, 2022 1:07 am

There was extensive discussion a couple of months ago
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Post by Tyrrell » Sat May 21, 2022 7:01 am

I would tell them that I’m very disappointed in their actions, before smashing there faces in with a large baseball bat 🍺

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Post by GTB » Sat May 21, 2022 9:33 am

Tyrrell wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 7:01 am
I would tell them that I’m very disappointed in their actions, before smashing there faces in with a ;) large baseball bat 🍺
Great stuff as long as the wood of the large baseball bat comes from a sustainable forest then that will be ok and acceptable to the now prone deflator.

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Post by ScotMac » Sat May 21, 2022 9:59 am

Vandalism should not be allowed. These selfish idiots should be arrested and sent to China / Saudi for re education.

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Post by Wing Commander » Sat May 21, 2022 10:42 am

ScotMac wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 9:59 am
Vandalism should not be allowed. These selfish idiots should be arrested and sent to China / Saudi for re education.

Not Rwanda?! 😜
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Post by Col Lamb » Sat May 21, 2022 10:56 am

Tyre compressors are not and as far as I am aware never been included as standard.

If a spare wheel has been included as an Option that includes a compressor as the spare is a slim collapsable tyre.

No spare wheel, then all they supplied was a can of sealant / inflator.

Even today no means of inflating a tyre is standard, the inflator kit or spare are Options.

Porsche rely on Porsche Assist to get an owner moving in the event of having an immobile car.
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Post by ScotMac » Sat May 21, 2022 11:04 am

Wing Commander wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 10:42 am
ScotMac wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 9:59 am
Vandalism should not be allowed. These selfish idiots should be arrested and sent to China / Saudi for re education.

Not Rwanda?! 😜
Not sure what the laws are like in Rwanda :lol: :lol:

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Post by SAC1 » Sat May 21, 2022 12:06 pm

Col Lamb wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 10:56 am
Tyre compressors are not and as far as I am aware never been included as standard.

If a spare wheel has been included as an Option that includes a compressor as the spare is a slim collapsable tyre.

No spare wheel, then all they supplied was a can of sealant / inflator.

Even today no means of inflating a tyre is standard, the inflator kit or spare are Options.

Porsche rely on Porsche Assist to get an owner moving in the event of having an immobile car.

Both of my Macans came with a compressor as standard.

I then purchased via Amazon...

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I will avoid using this sealant, unless in a fully deflated punctured tyre emergency, as it makes a mess of the inside of the tyre, valve & wheel well. Most tyre changers will refuse to repair a puncture after its use too.

If more than one tyre has been let down then I would definitely call Porsche Assist, or if you do not have that cover - a mobile tyre fitter. Why? because the car supplied one will take an age just to fully inflate one tyre.
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Post by TheTraveller » Sat May 21, 2022 1:18 pm

And if by chance, the tyre bead has come away from the rim, highly unlikely but possible. A car tyre inflator will never inflate the tyre. Then plan b or c, would be needed.
If I caught someone playing with my wheel, thoughts of peeing on them would go through my mind.😩

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