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Old 04-11-2016, 03:01 PM   #15
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Took a friends tire to the shop to have repaired for slow leak. Guy at tire shop put the tire in water and soap, could not find a leak anywhere. He broke the tire down, resealed it, and the tire never leaked again. I later ask him about it, he said it happen sometimes. The tire will only leak when weight is put on the tire, breaking the seal. The tire has never leaked again since putting the tire sealant on the beads during installation. Go figure.
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:41 PM   #16
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Took a friends tire to the shop to have repaired for slow leak. Guy at tire shop put the tire in water and soap, could not find a leak anywhere. He broke the tire down, resealed it, and the tire never leaked again. I later ask him about it, he said it happen sometimes. The tire will only leak when weight is put on the tire, breaking the seal. The tire has never leaked again since putting the tire sealant on the beads during installation. Go figure.
Very good to know. Thanks Hawkeye ! I'll take it back to the tire shop.

I just checked the other 3 and they are right where I had them @70PSI.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:25 AM   #17
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Tire to the shop this morning... They just called... No problem "except" a sticker on the rim of the tire might be causing a slow leak... ummmm... will pick it up in the morning,,, and take another short trip to the lake before our 2500+ mile trip... Will see... Might just tow it to work the couple weeks to see.... Don't need problems in the middle of no where USA....
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I suspect valve core leak. I did a post on that topic.

These can be hard to find as simply checking the air can cause the leak to start or stop.

You didn't mention if bolt in valve or not. Also over-tighten the core can cause the core to leak. Needs to be finger tight i.e. snug with no air leak + 1/4 to 1/2 turn

Valve cores are same in metal and rubber valves.

RE sticker. I have seen this and it may only causes a leak when the tire is flexing against the rim. Just remove the sticker can solve the problem.
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Then, just because, you can get a can Slime (http://www.slime.com/us/products/auto/sealants/) and all your leakage problems will go away. Not sure what would happen if you had puncture and if it could be fixed though. A buddy swears by the stuff and has it in his Dodge truck tires as well as his John Deere tractor
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While it would be very coincidental, it's not unknown for a wheel to develop a pinhole leak. If all else fails that's the next logical place to look.
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I suspect valve core leak. I did a post on that topic.

These can be hard to find as simply checking the air can cause the leak to start or stop.

You didn't mention if bolt in valve or not. Also over-tighten the core can cause the core to leak. Needs to be finger tight i.e. snug with no air leak + 1/4 to 1/2 turn

Valve cores are same in metal and rubber valves.

RE sticker. I have seen this and it may only causes a leak when the tire is flexing against the rim. Just remove the sticker can solve the problem.
Thanks TireMan..
these are Not bolt in valve stems... I asked about them and they said these are what they use on 1 ton dually's and such. They have a metal stem instead of all rubber. When checking pressure, I always put a bit of spit on the stem to make sure its not leaking. I'm hoping it was the sticker, as I said before they held pressure just fine sitting in the driveway, then lost pressure on our first trip. I'm hoping it was the sticker,, or even mean people... We'll see. Thanks. Monkey
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Well, an update... After the tire shop inspected and remounted/ballanced the tire, it is flat again... GRRRRR They are getting me a new tire. I will ask tomorrow if they replaced the valve stem again. If not I will insist they do.... this is getting old..... I cannot find a leak anywhere, including the wheel, valve stem, etc. But this time we never moved the trailer... Its been in a locked garage. We'll see...
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Then, just because, you can get a can Slime (http://www.slime.com/us/products/auto/sealants/) and all your leakage problems will go away. Not sure what would happen if you had puncture and if it could be fixed though. A buddy swears by the stuff and has it in his Dodge truck tires as well as his John Deere tractor

Just remember that the use of sealants like Slime can:

1. Void the tire warranty
2. Make the tire non-repairable
3. Kill a TPMS sensor by plugging the very small hole in the sensor.
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Just remember that the use of sealants like Slime can:

1. Void the tire warranty
2. Make the tire non-repairable
3. Kill a TPMS sensor by plugging the very small hole in the sensor.

That's why I added the dance emoticon, i.e.
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