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Old 12-08-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Bad tire, Bad Wheel, Bad Valve stem?

Need help in figuring out what could be the problem! Have one tire that leaks 1 to 3 pounds of air a day. Had the tire checked for damage, none. Had it checked for nails, none. Had it filled to 55lbs and submerged in water, NOTHING, No LEAKS at ALL! Next step is to have it demounted and the valve stem checked and the wheel for damage.

Any suggestions or have anyone else experience this problem?
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Old 12-08-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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dude i got the same prob..... except i lose 2lbs a day

im startin to think slightly bent wheel
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Old 12-08-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
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Try this when you have a chance. Get a bucket of soapy water. With a sponge or cloth, apply soapy water to your wheel/tire section by section. Look for bubbles carefully. You'll eventually find the leak.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:46 PM   #4
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I have the same problem. didnt know that my tire was getting flat, I had the inner side of my side walls pop'n out in two places. one was 12-14in long and stuck out about 3in and the other was about 6in and stuck out 2in. I would like some help as well.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:54 PM   #5
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Leak could be happening under load. Just have the tire remounted and hope that fixes it.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:32 AM   #6
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FOUND PROBLEM... After an hour of letting the wheel and tire soak in water at 55lbs of pressure, the dirt finally came out of the needle pin HOLE that was in the WHEEL and the bubbles began. Sending wheel back for new one today. Thanks to the Guys at DELTA WORLD TIRE in Gulfport MS for finding the problem.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:48 AM   #7
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how old was your wheel the one thats leaking i just bought mid july and its been leaking for 3 weeks now
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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Had them on the car 5 Days.. Has to be a Factory Defect...
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