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Very slow leak in tire.
« on: November 18, 2004, 11:20:41 PM »
Hey all,

I just put on my winter wheels last weekend and it turns out I've got a VERY SLOW leak in one of my tires (I'm hoping it's not a bad rim).  I took it to the Goodyear store downtown two days in a row, but they couldn't find the leak.  So I'm gonna try to find it myself this weekend.

So, does anyone have a big ass tub or barrel or something that I could fill with water and submerge this wheel?  It would have to be about 2 ft. in diameter.  Hopefully if I can pump the tire up fairly high and submerge it completely I might see a few tiny bubbles.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2004, 12:09:36 AM »
Got a bathtub?
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2004, 12:09:36 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2004, 03:07:16 PM »
My neighbor has a big tube, but that shouldn't be necessary.  Try putting some soapy water on it and see where the bubbles come from...
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2004, 03:12:19 PM »
The tire store tried the soapy water.  I'm not sure if my bathtub is wide enough to submerge the whole thing.  I guess I'll give that a try though.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2004, 03:25:45 PM »
Alan, if you still have trouble, I could ask my next door neighbor to borrow his tub to check it.  You have plans this weekend?
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2004, 03:28:30 PM »
My plan for the weekend is to get this damn tire fixed.  :)  I'll see if it will fit in my tub either tonight or tomorrow morning.  If that doesn't work I'll give you a call.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2004, 03:31:22 PM »
You bet Alan, give me a ring.  I have a lot of yard work and belly pan work to do this weekend, so I should be home the whole time.
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2004, 05:03:11 PM »
Well Dub, thanks alot for the offer, but I got the tire taken care of by the Conoco garage down the block.  Apparently it was a bad valve stem core.  The guy had it fixed and back on the car in about 10 minutes, no charge!  And as of last night it hadn't leaked at all.

So, big thumbs up to the Conoco at 8th and Downing for fixing this.  And thumbs down to the downtown Goodyear store since they didn't find the problem two days in a row.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2004, 07:39:37 PM »
Doh!  That is bad.  Where is the Goodyear store downtown so I can avoid it like the plague?
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2004, 07:43:28 PM »
They're at 15th & Tremont.  They fixed me up before when I got a nail in one of my summer tires, but I can't believe they didn't figure this one out. :?
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