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neonhomer
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join:2004-01-27
Edgewater, FL
Reviews:
·Bright House
reply to shdesigns

Re: flat tire (a head scratcher)

said by shdesigns:

My Jeep had issues with leaking bead seals. Was intermittent and worse when cold. The aluminum rims oxidize and make it hard to seal.

When I got the last set of tires, I had them wire brush the bead area and use bead sealer. Since then I have had no problems.

Have seen valve stems leak and also the Schrader valve work its way loose. Often tightening the valve is all they need.

That's probably my problem. I have factory aluminum wheels on my Jeep....
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rockotman
...Blown On The Steel Breeze
Emerging Research
join:2000-08-06
DSotM
kudos:2
reply to aurgathor
said by aurgathor:

I'd expect a rim leak to be more or less constant.

Rim leaks can be temperature dependent. Colder weather means greater leakage.

Any correlation between temperature and the days when it leaked the most?
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aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..
Nothing whatsoever. The weather has been pretty stable here in the last couple of weeks.

In any case, looks to me there is a 1 - 2 PSI/day leak, so that tire will probably end in my bath tub this weekend.
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