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Old 05-17-2015, 08:54 PM   #15
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Since it seems you've tried about everything that one normally runs into, do you have aluminum wheels and have you checked them? Aluminum can develop porosity where air or liquid can begin to seep through the metal.

The outer wheels are aluminum but the inner wheels are steel. The wheel in question is an inner wheel.

Thanks for the info anyway.

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Swap 2 tires from inner to outer, see it the leak follows the tire or the wheel.
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I like Wryly's answer the best for my intermittant air loss.
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Tough one but given first tire also had issue look at rim.

If steel the weld line may not be as smooth as needed.

Tire needs to come off rim to inspect rim.

Once off check for rusty spots and run finger along bead area and feel for any roughness but be careful as a snag may get you.

Lastly get some spray paint and after cleaning the rim with paint thinner give it a few coats of paint as it will seal any tiny spot.

If you really want to insure the bead seals put some avaition form a gasket on it and it will not leak.

Same for valve stem if metal.

Make sure good valve and cap.
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Also check where wheel weights are located. I had that happen once and it had more of a tendency to leak when the weight was down toward the ground. Just a slight compromise of the seal caused by the lip of the wheel weight
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Undetectable Tire Leak

UPDATE:

I use Dyna-Beads, so wheel weights aren't an issue.

I took my RV to a commercial truck tire shop. I had them remove the offending wheel and immerse it in a dunk tank. After 30 minutes of repeated dunking, they could find no air loss. This of course didn't surprise me based on what I've experienced.

I had the tire shop dismount the tire and carefully inspect the wheel. They found no defects. I told them to dismount the same wheel on the passenger side and had them swap the tires. They thought I was wasting my time, but this was a last resort. Six weeks and almost 1500 miles later, I'm happy to report that the tire is no longer losing air. I believe the suggestion of a positional tire leak was indeed correct.

Just thought I'd pass it along.

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