clarity tire repair kit to inflate the tire

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by TIger, Jan 21, 2019.

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  1. TIger

    TIger New Member

    Did anyone use the tire repair kit provided to inflate the tires(pump air). If so did it work. Did you try using it on tires from a different car, mine did not work on Odyssey tires, looks the threading on the Clarity valve is smaller than the ones on Odyssey.
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  3. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Well-Known Member

    Yes. Be sure to screw on the valve connector all the way. It's threaded, and it may seem to be on but actually just pumping air into the air. This is especially noticable if you're fixing a flat and the goop starts spraying all over the outside of the tire, the car, and your shirt. So screw until it stops screwing completely :)
  4. TIger

    TIger New Member

    I did that with by Clarity and it works not an issue, but it does not work on my Odyssey tires, When i screw it on the clarity tires the first hear the hiss noise of loosing air but after screwed all the way the noise stops but on my Odyssey i keep kearing the hissing noise even after i have screwed it all the way The Tire pressure keeps dropping. I cna not pump air into the tire either
  5. craze1cars

    craze1cars Well-Known Member

    This sounds really odd to me. Schrader valves on tires are an industry standard on every car out there -- dimensions of the threads on the valve are the same. The Schrader valve is the one thing that is universal on every car I can think of, worldwide, for darn near a century now and still counting...

    To be fair I haven't tried the compressor from the Clarity trunk on anything yet, I just check and fill all my tires with my workshop compressor -- and the same filler valve fits my Clarity valves just like it would fit any other car.
  6. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    Schrader valves are all standard size/threads. Sometimes the threads get corroded a bit and don't seal well to a thread-on connection.
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  8. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Ditto on what @craze1cars and @Sandroad say.
    Also found your instructions that seem to imply to screw unto you can’t screw any more to be very sound advice.
    And on a more serious note you can refill the canister with aftermarket brands a lot cheaper than buying the can and parts from Honda.

    Here is what I copied a while back but I can’t remeber who posted it.

    Tire Repair Kit cheap refill:

    The dealer told me that I needed to order an entirely new kit even though it appeared to me that just the sealant cartridge could be replaced. After some research I ordered the Slime 10179 refill kit from Amazon.

    While looking almost identical, the knob and valve are slightly different shape. Easy fix was just to swap those parts with the ones on the used component and now it’s good as new. Highly recommend this solution. I actually think the OEM is a Honda branded Slime unit. Chemistry and test of parts seem identical.
  9. TIger

    TIger New Member

    Thank you for your replies. I have just stated my problem with i could not screw the repair kit to other tires.

    If any one was able to use to inflate the tires form a different car and post their results that would be helpful.

    Also i had an issue inflating the tires at my regular gas station, not sure why but instead of inflating the tires i was loosing air when i tried to pump the air., that's when i realized the car comes with a repair kit so i inflated the tires with the repair kit. I am not sure its a problem with mine or others have the same issue
  10. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Active Member

    FYI- I ordered that same Slime replacement. It doesn’t want to fit into the device. I guess I should have read the part about keeping the old valve and hose.

    I guess I’ll just buy one of the Slime brand units and cal it done.
  11. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    I chickened out of using that pump for tweaking air pressure. I was afraid I could contaminate the tires accidentally with the goop from the cartridge. I bought a cheap pump for that purpose.
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  13. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Well-Known Member

    Huhwhat? The goop is explicitly designed for the sole purpose of getting put in the tires...
  14. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    I agree, but my rationale is that it's fine when used to repair a flat tire, but injecting it into a perfectly sound tire could compromise the wheel balance. It might not be true it's just what I am concerned about, so I didn't want to risk it. Small pumps are pretty cheap.
  15. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    You do know you can use just the inflater function without the slime, right?
  16. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    Yes, but I also wondered about when and if it's ever used for repair, there could be remnants of the slime left in the tubing. In considering the trivial cost of a small tire pump at about $25, I felt it was worth it to have an air-only pump to use for tweaking the pressure on good tires - and my repair pump stays pristine new (at least until the expiration date of the slime), awaiting an emergency repair if I ever need one.
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  17. Gbuff

    Gbuff New Member

    I would caution against using common 12Vdc tire inflator compressor with the Clarity. I used inflator I had used previously on other cars and and it tripped the circuit protection on both of my 12Vdc ACC outlets! I did try the Honda inflator to top up a tire and it works great. I recomend use the Honda inflator only. Beware of the cheap inflator/compressors. I can't restore the ACC outlets without a dealer service visit. Its not just a fuse replacement.
  18. vicw

    vicw Active Member

    Good point - I saw your post. Sorry you are having so much difficulty with it.

    I have been using mine pretty much monthly for about 8 months, and perhaps I've just been lucky. I think mine is fused internally, but I'll take a closer look at that. Looking forward to an update when you get it repaired.
  19. TWC

    TWC New Member

    Related question: I find the screw-on Schrader adaptor included with the OEM compressor is really slow and finicky to detach, resulting in a lot of lost pressure on removal. I recognize that this tight seal is needed for injecting the sealant, but for regular pressure checks/fills is there an easier adaptor out there?
  20. EZclean

    EZclean New Member

    Is there another alternate tire patching kit that is better than this Slime version?
  21. petteyg359

    petteyg359 Well-Known Member

    Yep. I call it a "bike pump" :p
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  22. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Active Member

    FYI - My first day of Vacay and I'm doing a bit of tidying up. I put this put aside since I had to use it about 6 months ago and found out the Slime kit isn't a direct replacement.

    It turns out it's an ITW Airbox I and is made by ITW, same company that makes slime. It was also used back in the early 10's by Chrysler and Ford. Look up "Tire Mobility Kit" on Ebay and you'll see them there.

    Even with that additional information, it's proving impossible to find a replacement. I really am going to have to throw in the towel and buy the Slime kit. It's not going to fit in the holder, but I'll just have to get over that.
  23. Mowcowbell

    Mowcowbell Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I use for adding a few PSI to the tires. Has a built in gauge, too.
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