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New owner of 06 C4S. No temporary tire like my 01. Owner's manual and web search produces info about a can of tire sealant. After lots of looking I have failed to find the sealant or even a place where it could be stored. Being a 4 the common cubbies in the frunk are limited to one hatch, which houses the brake reservoir. Do I have a can of tire sealant and, if so, where did Porsche hide it? Thanks.

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It should be in the frunk. There is a cubby on the driver's side, at the bottom of the frunk, that has a carpet covered door hiding it.

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Might just want to replace it. It could be 12 years old and ineffective. Also add a tire plug kit to your car, and use that before you trying to use the sealant.

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Or buy a space saver spare like I did. If you get the kit it comes with holder and case to keep the tire in-place (using the seat belt) in one of the back seats.

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Jager:

Thanks a lot for your help. The sealant was right where you said it would be, and unopened. Do you think it is still viable after 12 years? A little more probing led me to the air pump under the floor carpet. Guess you need to have an empty frunk if you are going to have a flat! I also found a small folding mirror on a rod. I have no idea what that is for.

 

I have read some discussion about adding a spare tire and jack. I will consider that since I bought the car with the intention of doing some travel. I have a jack and tools in my 01 Boxster but I am not sure that spare tire will fit or provide enough support, especially in back. Maybe one of the expandable spares is a better idea?

 

Wish I could also add a dip stick!

 

John

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My spare is the expandable type. It fits in the back seat with the bottom cushion removed. You can use the jack from your Boxster but make sure you have a proper socket for removing the wheel bolts.

As for the sealant, it's probably a good idea to replace with new. I didn't bother since I carry the spare.

Also, as White987s mentions above, it's a good idea to carry a plug kit when taking trips.

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