Slow puncture

Discussion in 'Alloy Wheels & Tyres' started by Dhillon, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

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    The front left tyre is slowly loosing pressure at the rate of half psi every day.The tyre guys couldn't find the leak.Got the valve replaced just in case but didn't help.
    What now ? :confused:
     
  2. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    tubeless??
     
  3. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

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    yes, and the tyres are new, only done about 500kms.
     
  4. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    hmm i know this one, the valve is fine and its not a puncture..the tyre rests on the rim on its bead, the seat of the rim is corroded which is why its losing pressure, take it to the tyre guy and ask his to run a grinder along the seam(you'll have to ask him to take the tyre off the rim completely) on which the tyre bead rests to rid it of rust(don't try and check out the leaks with foam or something, because this type of pressure loss occurs only when the tyre is in motion)
     
  5. Dhillon

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    hmm, i have spare wheel, the Stepney, never been used so should be in a better shape.
    will use that with the existing tyre, hope that will solve the issue.

    thanks for your advice :)
     
  6. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    thats a good idea, but still do grind that rim(i am guessing its a pressed steel wheel and not an alloy), so that your stepney is also usable, its always better to have a 'just in case' option..!
     
  7. Dhillon

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    its an alloy, possible to grind it still ?
     
  8. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    yes it is, you just make sure you remove all the rust and grime off the rim edge where the rib of the tyre rests when it is inflated and you'll be good to go, its possible that the rim itself isn't the source of corrosion but rather the previous tyres bead gave way(they are reinforced with a steel ring for strength) and that porbably rubbed off on the rim(alloys are rust proof)
     
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    update: thanks to Dhhawal's advice the iusse has been resolved :)
     
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    su bienvenida(your welcome) :)
     

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