OKO will not cause wheel imbalance in heavy vehicles if the product is dosed correctly. Any temptation to apply more than the recommended dose must be resisted. When applying On Road OKO to a Motorcycle or Car, the instructions should be strictly adhered to. Do not apply to low profile (40 or less) or V rated or higher speed car tires. Check that any in-valve TPMS system is able to accept sealant. Only the recommended quantity should be inserted, and to all tires. Having applied the OKO, these vehicles should be driven carefully and slowly for a distance of 10 km (approx. 6 miles).
During this initial “run in” distance, OKO will line the inner tread area of the tire. Once this inner coat has been formed, there should be no wheel imbalance. Any minor quantity acting as a reservoir by swirling around the tire is not sufficient to cause wheel vibration. Car wheels must be balanced prior to fitting OKO. In some cases, where initial wheel vibration is experienced at certain speeds, the vehicle must be driven slowly until vibration disappears. OKO Off Road should NOT be fitted to fast moving On Road vehicles, or driven at a speed regularly exceeding 80 km/h (50 mph).
What happens to the OKO sealant in a tire when a vehicle is garaged and idle for a week or two? Does it need to be driven again at reduced speeds?
Generally, once the OKO has coated the inner tire, the majority of the OKO will remain as a coating. If an On Road light vehicle has been idle for a long period some minor wheel vibration may be detected when first starting off. This will disappear rapidly if the vehicle is driven steadily. This issue is NOT relevant to the use of Off Road OKO; OKO puncture sealants for Bikes; or On Road RTG OKO for Heavy Trucks or Buses.