Tire sealing systemtemporarily repairing a flat tire

Tire sealing systemtemporarily repairing a flat tire  - Tire Sealing System - Wheels and tires - Volvo S60 Owners Manual - Volvo S60

Temporarily repairing a flat tire is done in two stages:

Temporarily repairing a flat tire is done in two stages:

Stage 1: The hole is sealed by pumping sealing compound into the tire. The car is then driven a short distance to distribute the sealing compound in the tire.

NOTE NOTE

Do not remove any foreign objects (nails, etc.) from the tire before using the sealing system.

Stage 2: The tires inflation pressure is checked and adjusted if necessary.

WARNING WARNING

  • Never leave the tire sealing system unattended when it is operating.
  • Keep the tire sealing system away from children.
  • Be sure the vehicle is parked safely off the road and away from moving traffic.
  • Apply the parking brake.

Stage 1: Sealing the hole

1. Open the cover on the tire sealing kit.

2. Peel off the speed limit sticker and affix it to the steering wheel hub where it will be clearly visible to the driver.

3. Ensure that the on/off switch is in position 0 (the 0 side of the switch should be pressed down).

WARNING WARNING

Contact with the sealing compound may cause skin irritation. If contact occurs, wash the affected area immediately with soap and water.

4. Unscrew the orange cover over the bottle holder and unscrew the cap on the bottle of sealing compound.

NOTE NOTE

Do not break the seal on the bottle. This occurs automatically when the bottle is screwed into the holder.

5. Screw the bottle into the bottle holder.

WARNING WARNING

The bottle is equipped with a catch to keep it securely in place and help prevent sealing compound leakage. Once in place, the bottle cannot be unscrewed. This must be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

6. Remove the valve cap from the tires inflation valve and screw the tire sealing systems hose connector onto the valve as tightly as possible by hand.

7. Connect the electrical wire to the nearest 12-volt socket in the vehicle.

8. Start the vehicles engine.

WARNING WARNING

The vehicle´s engine should be running when the tire sealing system is used to avoid battery drain. Therefore, be sure the vehicle is parked in a well ventilated place, or outdoors, before using the system.

9. Start the tire sealing systems compressor by pressing the on/off switch to position I.

WARNING WARNING

  • Never stand next to the tire being inflated when the compressor is in operation.
  • If cracks, bubbles, etc. form on the tire, switch off the compressor immediately.
  • If there is visible damage to the sidewall or the rim, the tire cannot be repaired. The vehicle should not be driven if this occurs. Contact a towing service or Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance if applicable.

NOTE NOTE

The air pressure gauge will temporarily show an increase in pressure to approximately 88 psi (6 bar) while the sealing compound is being pumped into the tire. The pressure should return to a normal level after approximately 30 seconds.

10. Within seven minutes, inflate the tire to between 2244 psi (1.83.0 bar). Switch off the compressor briefly to get a clear reading from the pressure gauge.

CAUTION

The compressor should not be used for more than 10 minutes at a time to avoid overheating.

WARNING WARNING

If the pressure remains below 22 psi (1.8 bar) after approximately seven minutes, turn off the compressor. In this case, the hole is too large to be sealed and the vehicle should not be driven.

11. Switch off the compressor and disconnect the electrical wire from the 12-volt socket.

12. Unscrew the hose from the tires inflation valve and reinstall the valve cap.

13. Immediately drive the vehicle for approximately 2 miles (3 km) at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) to distribute the sealing compound in the tire.

CAUTION

If your vehicle is equipped with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), the use of the sealing compound may lead to incorrect tire pressure readings or in rare cases, damage to the tire pressure sensor. Use the tire sealing system to check and adjust the damaged tire's inflation pressure.

NOTE NOTE

  • Safely stow the tire sealing system in a convenient place as it will soon be used again to check the tires inflation pressure.
  • The empty bottle of sealing compound cannot be removed from the bottle holder. Consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician to have the bottle removed and properly disposed of.

WARNING WARNING

If heavy vibrations, unsteady steering behavior, or noises should occur while driving, reduce speed and park the vehicle in a safe place. Recheck the tire for bumps, cracks, or other visible damage, and recheck its inflation pressure. If the pressure is below 19 psi (1.3 bar), do not continue driving. Have the vehicle towed to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

Stage 2: Checking inflation pressure

1. Connect the tire sealing system as described in stage 1.

2. Refer to the inflation pressure table in this chapter for the correct inflation pressure. If the tire needs to be inflated, start the tire sealing systems compressor. If necessary, release air from the tire by turning the air release knob counterclockwise.

CAUTION

The compressor should not be used for more than 10 minutes at a time to avoid overheating.

WARNING WARNING

If you interrupt your trip for more than 1 hour, check the inflation pressure in the damaged tire again before continuing.

Replacing the sealing compound container

The sealing compound container must be replaced if:

  • the tire sealing system has been used to repair a tire
  • the containers expiration date has passed (see the date on decal).

NOTE NOTE

  • After use, the sealing compound bottle, the hose, and certain other system components must be replaced. Please consult your Volvo retailer for replacement parts.
  • If the sealing compound bottles expiration date has passed, please take it to a Volvo retailer or a recycling station that can properly dispose of harmful substances.
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