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#1 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Didn't see a good place to post this, so here it is. I have a AG tire 12X10.50X12 that had developed a slow leak. (Need to air up every X2-3 days). I figured a Mesquite thorn or something. Well I took it to 30 psi and sprayed window cleaner all around. Looks like I found it. Around the valve stem. Question now, what is the best way to fix it? I have new stems, but not looking forward to wrestling this alligator to replace it.

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 05:28 AM

Only way I know of is to take it apart. I'm not sure but that maybe be a tube. Looks like you have great tractor. Maybe it is time to add a tire changer to that new shop. Harbor Freight has a decent one. I've had one for years and it works well. Saves alot of time over by hand. Don't forget to use one of the 25% off coupons that are often in the Sunday paper. I mounted mine horizontal which seems easier than the vertical way. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 05:36 AM

If you don't want to try breaking the bead on the valve stem side to replace it I don't think a tire shop would charge too much just to break it for you .

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 06:01 AM

All you would need to do is break the bead, push the tire down to clear the stem. Then cut the old stem on the back so you can take it out. Then pull a new one in. Just try to keep the part you cut off from falling into the tire.

Or take it to a tire shop. Probably $10-15 for them to do it unless you have one you visit often.

I have a HF tire changer and do all that myself.


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 06:06 AM

     Be sure to put a little grease on the new stem before you put it in there, help to install and also to seal!


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 06:09 AM

The same as the other guys posted but I use a brass wire brush to clean around the mounting hole and a little bead sealer on the new stem.  Any tire I mount on a rim, new or old, gets a liberal dose of bead sealer.


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 08:29 AM

Thanks all, Looks like a HF Tire changer is on the list, and I'm not sure about the "bead sealer" as I have never heard of it before. I will apply grease around the stem as this is what I have used in the past on the beads to get them to seal. I just wasn't looking forward to breaking this down. 



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Posted May 17, 2014 - 08:37 AM

Make sure the hole isn't rusted "out of round".


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 03:47 PM

Thanks all, Looks like a HF Tire changer is on the list, and I'm not sure about the "bead sealer" as I have never heard of it before. I will apply grease around the stem as this is what I have used in the past on the beads to get them to seal. I just wasn't looking forward to breaking this down. 

After spending several years on golf courses and having 500 plus small tires on the ground the bead sealer just made things a little less stressful.  It can be found at most automotive parts stores.


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Posted May 17, 2014 - 04:10 PM

Napa bead sealer works good. I always used it on my atv tires.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:16 AM

+1 for the bead sealer.  I also have the HF tire changer and it does make changing or repairing tires a lot easier.


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