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#1 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted April 16, 2015 - 02:05 PM

I have a 1982 Ford F-150 4x4 with stock aluminum wheels and 35-12.50-15 tires on it.We use it as a farm truck so it sits a lot..anyway..I have this one tire that leaks down to 15lbs of air..and maintains that pressure.I can fill it to 35-40psi and 2 hrs later is at 15psi..and it will maintain 15psi for weeks..just seems odd to me that thats the magic psi.. :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 02:09 PM

Well, you shoukl patent it , it is strange though...probably doesn't have enough to fully deflate from where ever its leaking from !


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 02:44 PM

I have a BMW wheel that does that too. Only mine takes about three month.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 02:50 PM

Aluminum will corrode after a time, especially up here in the north where they use salt and brine on the roads. Pull that tire and check the rim for white chalky or powdery spots.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 03:22 PM

Aluminum will corrode after a time, especially up here in the north where they use salt and brine on the roads. Pull that tire and check the rim for white chalky or powdery spots.

naa rimes look like new,and I checked the bead and valve stem..even the tire store couldn't find the problem...seems to hold air just fine as long as you drive it..just dont park it,,,LOL



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Posted April 16, 2015 - 03:30 PM

naa rimes look like new,and I checked the bead and valve stem..even the tire store couldn't find the problem...seems to hold air just fine as long as you drive it..just dont park it,,,LOL

Simple solution. Find an old treadmill and park with the tire on it. Run treadmill when truck isn't moving.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 03:31 PM

I had a similar issue on the rear wheel on the bike.  I could ride it for hours and not have an issue but let it sit overnight and the rear tire would be just about flat.  Pulled the valve core and at first didn't see a thing wrong but when I manually opened the valve I found some white looking stuff.  Replaced the valve core and haven't had an issue since.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 03:32 PM

I have an MKZ that does the same thing and ford says it is the rims. They state that the bead does not seal on the wheel so I am to use a sealer. I did this and have had no more problems. Just a thought.
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Posted April 16, 2015 - 03:34 PM

Similar to Willie's suggestion, jack that corner an inch up off the ground when parked! :thumbs:


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 04:15 PM

    Replace the valve stem and clean around that then grease that and the bead seat with a cheap axle grease and you should be good to go.  I have used grease on all my tires for years and they never leak plus the grease is easier to get of than that black tire sealer crap !!

                                                                                 Pete


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 04:18 PM

I've seen the valve stem cause problems like this and I've seen this with sheetrock screws too. I had to fully inflate the tires and submerge them to find the problems. Check the tread real carefully. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 04:42 PM

Sounds like a pin hole, Opens up with pressure, then closes when the pressure drops.


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 04:55 PM

Had the same issue on the rear tire of my old 97 Chevy lumina. Would air up to 30 psi and then a week later, 15 psi. I prefered how the car handled in the turns with 15 psi in that tire better than 30, so left it at 15 psi lol.

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Posted April 16, 2015 - 06:36 PM

Does anyone put their wheels in a tub of water to look for leaks anymore?


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Posted April 16, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Does anyone put their wheels in a tub of water to look for leaks anymore?

Yes, I get a large bin and put it under the downspout near the garage door. I empty it in the fall but it fills up fast when I right it in the spring. Many times it is the only reliable way. Good Luck, Rick


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