Constantly deflating tyres!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by James17, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. James17

    James17 Gold Member

    451
    fleet
    AG 200
    Hey guys

    So I run Yokohama AD08Rs all year round on my 200 but over the past few months the front right has been slowly deflating whereas all the others are ok, swapped tyres and it still happened.

    Bought a new tyre and it’s still happening! My friend thinks the wheel is buckled but weirdly the rear right is now doing it!

    2 days and the rear was 7psi and front 18?!

    Anyone else had this? Thanks for the help!
     

  2. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    If you've got the means to do so, pump it right up to 32-34psi and put the whole thing in water, you'll easily see if it's leaking. Or, if you haven't got anything big enough, soak the rim edge in water with lots of fairy liquid, any leaks should be pretty easy to spot as it'll bubble..
     
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  3. Car.crash

    Car.crash Paid Member

    95
    Clio
    Ask for the fitter to use bead seal.
     
  4. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    How old are the alloys they may need to be refurbished had this on a an old clio years ago.Or a crack in the alloy
     
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  5. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Could be a leaking tyre valve.
     
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  6. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Yep valve or rim leaking.
     
  7. James17

    James17 Gold Member

    451
    fleet
    AG 200
    As old as the car so 8 years now!
     
  8. James17

    James17 Gold Member

    451
    fleet
    AG 200
    I wouldn’t have thought it was a valve on 3 different tyres and now a random 4th but stranger things have happened, I’ll have a look
     
  9. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Heathrow
    220T TROPHY
    You can get rim seal as a short term fix and go from there
     
  10. Siliconsteve

    Siliconsteve Paid Member

    I had this issue. Turned to be my neighbour
     
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  11. James17

    James17 Gold Member

    451
    fleet
    AG 200
    Hmm ok thanks guys, I’ll try all the short term fixes but may have to look for new wheels! I do love aging French hatches haha

    Must not buy 220t..............
     
  12. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    What about getting your wheels refurbed?
     
  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    May be the valve or damaged rim...worth checking...
     
  14. James17

    James17 Gold Member

    451
    fleet
    AG 200
    Yeah that’ll be the option I pick, just need to find somewhere good!
     
  15. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    602
    2010 Clio RS200
    If they're the original wheels make sure the tyre fitter gives the rim of the rim a good clean on the sealing surface. Over time they can get dirty/pitted and cause a slow puncture. Did you have new valves fitted when you swapped the tyre's?
    Like it's been said before get them in the bath filled with water.
     

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