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Old 02-02-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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Anyone else have problems with rim leaks? I have after market rims on one of my mustangs now and the problem is fixed. When I had the stock rims on both of my mustangs though I have had nothing but problems with them. usually have to go to the gas station at least once a month to fill them up. These are the rims.
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Hmmm. Interesting.
Do you know EXACTLY where the rims were leaking from?
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It has always been on the face of the tire. Just a really slow leak. Where the red is....
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Its a bad bead seal. A tire shop can clean the bead with a wire brush then add a sealant before installing the tires. That fixes 99.9% of bead leaks.
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I agree with paintmann. If the wheels were older, corrosion can be another possibility. If you use the same wheels and tires year round, I suggest having a tire shop dismount the tires and cleaning the tire beads and area of the wheels where the tire beads seat to get all of the salt and other corrosive contaminants out of there after every winter season if you don't do this already. Same thing if you have a dedicated set of snow tires for the winter, but use the same wheels. Other than that, I have also seen cracked wheels from hitting bad potholes and bent wheels where just the rim of the wheel was slightly bent, just enough, causing the bead area of the tire to not sit flush with the wheel.
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I agree with paintmann. If the wheels were older, corrosion can be another possibility. If you use the same wheels and tires year round, I suggest having a tire shop dismount the tires and cleaning the tire beads and area of the wheels where the tire beads seat to get all of the salt and other corrosive contaminants out of there after every winter season if you don't do this already. Same thing if you have a dedicated set of snow tires for the winter, but use the same wheels. Other than that, I have also seen cracked wheels from hitting bad potholes and bent wheels where just the rim of the wheel was slightly bent, just enough, causing the bead area of the tire to not sit flush with the wheel.
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