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Old 04-03-2014, 09:25 PM
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Default Mystery leaking tire: Need suggestions

As the title states, I have a mysterious leak in one of my tires.

2 days ago, I had new aftermarket rims and tires installed. For the first 24 hours, there were no air pressure related problems. I did have a balancing issue that was sorted out yesterday. This morning I woke up to a flat front passenger side tire. I re-inflated the tire to it's recommended pressure (44 psi) and checked the entire tire for punctures. Nothing.

6 hours later, I was able to take the truck to the local automotive facility. By then the tire had lost 12 psi.

With the wheel still on the truck, they inflated and sprayed a soapy water mix every where: treads, sidewalls, rim, and valve. Over 10 minutes, they found zero bubbles. So they took the wheel off and threw it in the tank. Again, they found nothing and had no explanation for why it was leaking. The did tighten the valve core, or tried to.

It's been 4 hours since I left the shop, and the tire has lost 8 psi. So the leak is a steady 2 psi per hour.

If it helps, the truck has been driven about 40 miles in the past 2 days, has hit zero potholes, or anything that could potentially bend the rim and did not start leaking until some time last night (assuming the current 2 psi/hr leak).

Have any of you ever encountered a situation like this, or point me in the direction of a solution?
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