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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 29th March 2007
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I also have a 2004 Grand Scenic. It does not have a spare. It has its original Michelin Energy tyres. They are not run flat. In the boot floor compartment there is a small compressor and bottle of tyre sealant that you must use to inflate the punctured tyre. I actually found my compressor and sealant in the storeage compartment behind the drivers seat, but there is a place in the rear compartment of the boot and thats where it should be.

A spare wheel (space saver) or full size spare is an optional extra. You won't just be able to buy a wheel as if it did not originally come with a spare there will be no cage to hold the spare. You will have to fit this as well. Have a look under the car. Its obvious where the spare will go, mine has no cage.

After using the sealant you have to buy a replacement hose and sealant for compressor. The sealant gums up the hose.

Renault do offer a run flat system. They call it PAX, if you have it, you will have tyre sensors. When you had the puncture a shaded wheel should have appeared next to the relevant wheel on the little car display and Service should have appeared, also a warning message should have appeared on your display advising you of distance remaining until you must change tyre with an alternating Puncture repair tyre message. Cars with tyre sensors should also have a coloured ring on each valve. Wheels should not be interchanged. Also your wheel rims are different if you have have run flat tyres. I'm sure that the fitters would recognise not only the tyres but the rims.

Re being in stock, my Renault dealer had to order up the standard Michelins for my car when I required a replaement due to wear. Most replace with something cheaper.
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Hi the Renault PAX system is actually supplied to Renault and many other manufacturers by Michelin.

It was an option on our Espace IV when we ordered it but it added 1500 to the cost and once you had it you had to change the complete wheel setup to use "normal" tyres again ... so guess what ... it stayed on the option list.

Read more about the PAX system here .. Technologie PAX System

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Not much else to say on lack of spare wheels, Mrs W ordered her GS from new, no mention from stealer that there would be no spare.

Local stealer (Driveline/Motorline Dover) say (as has been pointed out) that the cage will not be fitted, and is around 2-300+fitting.

I tried kwikfit for two sets of tyres for My Espace (Michellin Pilot Premacy Extra load) and have since gone over to F1 Autocentres in Canterbury (they are also nationwide chain) they beat the price for KWFT and even though KWFT said they could match price, they were not too happy...

F1 have to order tyres in, but have stuck with Michellins.

Think I paid 98ea for a set of two for the scenic (two months ago) and 297 for a set of two for the Espace.

Renault sales people DO need to advise Grand Scenic purchasers about the spare wheels, as I was annoyed that my wife was stranded for two hours with one of the kids recently when she had a slow puncture and the tyre was too flat to drive.

BTW I always carry a battery operated tyre compressor, saved my bacon a few times (atually mostly others bacon not mine).
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tyre sealant

can anybody help me i recently bought a grand scenic 04 ,as it is i have no spare only the pump without the fluid ,does anybody know where i can get the fluid from cheap and not from the stealers ,is there a special bottle that screws in ,,,,,, thanks
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you can purchase the cage from the dealers for around 150, and is a simple job to fit

failing that, do what i did, I picked up a steel spare, for around 30, and a fabric cover for 10. It now just sits in the large boot the GS has. I do still have the bottle of sealant and compressor under the floor, but dont fancy using that on the motorway, so a full size spare in the boot seems the best option
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