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Having a senior moment - clearly no spare wheel but read that I can now organise a spacesaver if I want through the dealer????

Anyone know the reality? Is it puncture repair or can I get a spacesaver in the hole?
 

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Most likely depends on petrol or diesel - the diesel has the battery in the boot to improve weight distribution so I think it's likely that you won't be able to fit a space-saver. Best bet would be to have a chat with your dealer,

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As standard a repair kit is supplied - this is on the grounds of weight saving, rather than space saving (to help keep emissions rating down). I would be surprised if, on the petrol versions at least, a spacesaver didn't fit in the well in the luggage area floor. However, as JR suggests, best bet is to check with your dealer.
 

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I had the misfortune to have a puncture earier this year in my Porsche. It was a serious one too, caught a nasty chunk of metal in my tyre which deflated totally in less than half a mile, which stranded me on a dual carriageway, one evening. The car does not of course have a spare (back and front are different sizes for one thing) and I was not enthusiastic about using the gunk and pump.

Much to my surprise it worked amazingly well, and by following the instructions I managed to get the trye back up to full pressure and drove home, albeit carefully. In the morning the tyre was still fully inflated.

I am now a convert to the "gunk and pump" system, rather than carrying a spare. Changing a wheel at the side of a busy road is a difficult, dirty and dangerous business, and the puncture reapir kit is very probably a better, quicker and safer option in the now quite rare event of a puncture. I won't be buying a spacesaver for our A1.
 

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I did ask and the dealer said none was available at that time but he would let me know if it changed - that was at the start of september - for a 1.4TFSI - still waiting.
 

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John H said:
I had the misfortune to have a puncture earier this year in my Porsche. It was a serious one too, caught a nasty chunk of metal in my tyre which deflated totally in less than half a mile, which stranded me on a dual carriageway, one evening. The car does not of course have a spare (back and front are different sizes for one thing) and I was not enthusiastic about using the gunk and pump.

Much to my surprise it worked amazingly well, and by following the instructions I managed to get the trye back up to full pressure and drove home, albeit carefully. In the morning the tyre was still fully inflated.

I am now a convert to the "gunk and pump" system, rather than carrying a spare. Changing a wheel at the side of a busy road is a difficult, dirty and dangerous business, and the puncture reapir kit is very probably a better, quicker and safer option in the now quite rare event of a puncture. I won't be buying a spacesaver for our A1.
hi ,im just reading back on some old threads,
Can i ask did you use all the gunk and pump (as u call it).
how much are new canisters of this stuff
can they repair a tyre after its had this stuff in them ?
 

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John H said:
I had the misfortune to have a puncture earier this year in my Porsche. It was a serious one too, caught a nasty chunk of metal in my tyre which deflated totally in less than half a mile, which stranded me on a dual carriageway, one evening. The car does not of course have a spare (back and front are different sizes for one thing) and I was not enthusiastic about using the gunk and pump.

Much to my surprise it worked amazingly well, and by following the instructions I managed to get the trye back up to full pressure and drove home, albeit carefully. In the morning the tyre was still fully inflated.

I am now a convert to the "gunk and pump" system, rather than carrying a spare. Changing a wheel at the side of a busy road is a difficult, dirty and dangerous business, and the puncture reapir kit is very probably a better, quicker and safer option in the now quite rare event of a puncture. I won't be buying a spacesaver for our A1.
hi ,im just reading back on some old threads,
Can i ask did you use all the gunk and pump (as u call it).
how much are new canisters of this stuff
can they repair a tyre after its had this stuff in them ?
Yes I used all of it, the Porsche bottle is about a litre, and costs £36 to replace, although the Audi bottle looks smaller and may cost less. They say you cannot repair a tyre once it has been gunked, but this is not strictly true. You can repair it, but only if you meticulously clean all the old gunk out of the tyre, and clean the puncture hole. Very few tyre places are willing to go to this much bother, which is why you will be told it can't be fixed.
 

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My A1 came with 2 cans of the gunk stuff and I've got a spacesaver spare under the boot floor as well.
 

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Can anyone post a pic of this please..
How many bottles are other people getting with there cars ?
Is there a space saver with the a1 s line ?
 

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Audi make 2 sizes of space saver tyre for the A1, have a look on ebay for prices, pictures, etc. If my memory serves me correctly the Sline model uses the larger one.
 

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There is no spare with the S-Line - you buy it afterwards. There are two sizes available - 16 in (for cars with 16in or 17 in wheels) and 18in - the 16in one is £134 inc VAT from your dealer - lower prices are available on-line but by the time you add shipping they end up much the same. or even more.
The spare sits over the top of the battery then you can finish things off with a foam plastic tray that covers the wheel and interlocks with a smaller tray to the left (if you don't have Bose)
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Isnt the spare 18" really expensive like getting on double the 16" - is it another of the alloys or a similar horrible yellow metal still - why the difference ?
 

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The 16in is £134 and the 18in £187 - both are spacesaver / emergency use only. Price difference is presumably 'cos its bigger and it also has to do service for cars (not A1s) with 19in wheels. You'd never get a 5th alloy and tyre for that money, nor would you be able to stow it.
 
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