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Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, so i was looking to buy a second hand wheel to go in the boot.A steel one would do the job.
Does anyone know if a full size wheel would go in the boot? and if any wheels off other Volvo models could be used? as there will not be many second hand ones available for the new v40 yet.
 

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KEVCO said:
Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, so i was looking to buy a second hand wheel to go in the boot.A steel one would do the job.
Does anyone know if a full size wheel would go in the boot? and if any wheels off other Volvo models could be used? as there will not be many second hand ones available for the new v40 yet.
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KEVCO said:
Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, so i was looking to buy a second hand wheel to go in the boot.A steel one would do the job.
Does anyone know if a full size wheel would go in the boot? and if any wheels off other Volvo models could be used? as there will not be many second hand ones available for the new v40 yet.
A new spacesaver wheel only costs 67euros !
 

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Guys,.
I thinks there are no spare on cars is becoming more common - run flats or gel packs seem to be the way most people are going. Apparently it is progress..i havent got one with my civic either, bit of a bummer really ,.
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Call me old fashioned, but I spec'd the spare wheel in mine.
How much higher does it make the boot floor?
I believe it's the same as the difference of the boot floor height when you choose the car with two level load floor, something like 7 cms or 3 inches (maximum). I say this since when the car is supplied with two level load floor can also accomodate the spare wheel below this kind of floor (at least this is valid for the D2). In terms of boot volume, this means that total volume "falls" from 0,335 cubic meters to a bit below than 0,3 cubic meters (if my calculations and approximations are right!)
 

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Getting my car next week.Do not fancy the idea of having no spare, ..................
This is my reason for wanting a spare, and not a can of gloop.
(Plagiarised, not my composing.)
"These repair kits are a bit wasteful and expensive. Not only do you have to buy a new canister of ‘gloop’ once you’ve repaired a puncture (often £30-£50), but many tyre places don’t like to repair (plug) tyres that have been sealed and insist on replacing them, instead. A new tyre is much more expensive than having a tyre plugged (although not all punctures can be plugged, anyway)."
 

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Purchased the spare metallic wheel as well.
I can confirm that a full sized wheel cannot fit inside the spare wheel compartment at least for a 18 alloy (outer diameter of the compartment to small) since i've tried it with no luck and you have to inevitably raise the lower cover for it to fit.

Speaking out of personal experience the tyre repair kit is completely useless for anything above a small hole caused from e.g a spring that you may step onto(provided of course it is still in place inside the tyre, if it is removed you are pretty much done).

Had an incident with a flat tyre in the country side 2 hours away from anykind of tyre repair shop. With a proper spare i would have been again on the road in 20mins instead i wasted 4 hours,2 waiting for road assistance to get on the spot and another 2 travelling to the repair shop.
Lesson learned.
 

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Call me old fashioned, but I spec'd the spare wheel in mine.
What did a full spare wheel cost?
UK price list says £150 which includes a jack, plus it has to be specified in conjunction with a flexible load floor with grocery bag holder @ £100, making a total of £250. It isn't a full size spare.
 

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Consequences of spare wheel

I'm thinking of specifying a spare wheel but wonder if the space below the load floor is completely gone, or it's just a bit shallower than normal. Anyone have a pic?
 

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I'm a breakdown patrolman, and attend hundreds of punctures every year. Not once have I repaired a tyre using the "gloop" I have to tow cars, sometimes hundreds of miles due to the manufacturers not fitting spare wheels. Most of the tyre damage I see is damaged sidewalls, so the kits are of no use whatsoever- please spec a spare wheel!
 

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I travel all over the country and as a result if I get a puncture and if I have to use the Super Gloop again I will not be a happy bunny.
I live in Leicestershire and a couple of weeks ago I was down in Wiltshire working and I collected a puncture. Yes Super Gloop got me mobile but it was late in the afternoon, so I was unable to get to a garage to have the puncture repaired properly.
I had to drive home with a car that over 45 mph was agony.
The Gloop seals the puncture but the solidified mass then puts your wheel balance out, as a result my drive home was horrendous.
I am a little disappointed as I was told a space saver wheel would not fit in the space provided on my new V40.
It appears this is not true, so take heed and get a spare do not rely on Super Gloop.
 

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I have on in mine and just take the false floor and cardboard (or what ever it is made out of) trim out when I go on holiday and need the little extra load space
 

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I much prefer having a proper spare in principle, albeit a space saver, but I find that (with increasing age) the ever increasing size and weight of wheels and tyres makes removing a wheel increasingly difficult. My last car had 195/60 R15 tyres with alloy wheels and it was much easier than with my current 215/55 R16. If I had a puncture now during a journey I'd be very tempted to call my breakdown service to get the spare fitted.
 

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My car has the compressor/gloop kit and from what I've read and been told, I'd have to be in the middle of nowhere before I used it i.e. last resort. Half the battle here is an understanding, because when I ordered my car, I hadn't a clue what they were on about saying that a "Tempa spare wheel" was an extra £75 or whatever it was...in the know, I'd now pay extra for it...though I may just keep hold of the Continental branded compressor when the car goes back!!
 

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My car has the compressor/gloop kit and from what I've read and been told, I'd have to be in the middle of nowhere before I used it i.e. last resort. Half the battle here is an understanding, because when I ordered my car, I hadn't a clue what they were on about saying that a "Tempa spare wheel" was an extra £75 or whatever it was...in the know, I'd now pay extra for it...though I may just keep hold of the Continental branded compressor when the car goes back!!
To buy a Tempa spare wheel now would cost you £283, and you might also need the two-level load floor priced at £187. :eek: http://www.volvopartshop.com/space-saver-wheel-kit---v40v40xc-2013--11590r16-10671-p.asp
 

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I hadn't a clue what they were on about saying that a "Tempa spare wheel" was an extra £75 or whatever it was ...........
For another four letters they could have called it Temporary and then there would have been no confusion. Tempa is a dubstep and garage record label. :confused:
 
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