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Author Topic: Aluminum wheels and tire air loss  (Read 953 times)
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« on: 09/30/11 06:28 AM »

I don't know is this the right folder for this question and I couldn't find the topic but I'm sure it has been asked since I don;t think I'm the only one with this problem.....I loss air from my tires still even after I have had all the tires off and the rims sanded to remove the corrosion....some more than once....any cures for this???
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« Reply #1 on: 09/30/11 09:24 AM »

I had a set of non OEM chrome rims, they were really pretty till they started to pit terribly, and one was pitted right at the valve stem, I finally shot a can of fix a flat in it after continuously airing it up about every third day or so.  This helped for quite  a bit,  when it started leaking again I bit the bullet and bought new rims, non chrome, lol

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« Reply #2 on: 09/30/11 11:54 AM »

DId they check for leaks first? with air bubble test with tire on wheel under water?

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« Reply #3 on: 09/30/11 11:57 AM »

yes in water.... that's how they found out where it was leaking
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« Reply #4 on: 09/30/11 11:59 AM »

where was it leaking? might be the tire bead if near wheel
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« Reply #5 on: 10/01/11 08:36 AM »

It was leaking around the tire bead....
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« Reply #6 on: 10/01/11 11:52 PM »

Could be wheel or tire itself....
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« Reply #7 on: 10/02/11 05:58 AM »

I have been fighting this issue since I bought my truck.  Dealership went and ground down the  corrosion around the inside lip of the rim and added a sealant.  Front driverside still leaks a little but not as bad as before.  Eventually will have to get new rims.  Dealership said there is no recall as it happens to all aluminum rims.
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« Reply #8 on: 10/10/11 12:36 PM »

This is percisely why I put steel wheels on my trucks... It is bound to happen after a few years, and as the rims get older, they will leak with new tires.

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