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Old 01-18-2013, 06:06 AM
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One of my tires keeps losing air, and I've had it beaded, sealed, everything, but it still continues to lose air, it's a very slow leak though. Could this be a bad wheel maybe?
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Yes, it certainly could. Porosity can happen in wheels, as well as aluminum transmissions and transfer cases. The easiest way to find the leak is to submerge the wheel and tire in water and look for bubbles.
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If submerging the tire is not an option, try spraying the tire with a soap+water solution in a squirt bottle. (like an old glass cleaner bottle) I once found a hole in a tire 2 inches up the sidewall where an object had pierced the tire and pulled out leaving an almost undetectable leak far away from the tread surface.

first place I would spray would be the valve stem.
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If submerging the tire is not an option, try spraying the tire with a soap+water solution in a squirt bottle. (like an old glass cleaner bottle) I once found a hole in a tire 2 inches up the sidewall where an object had pierced the tire and pulled out leaving an almost undetectable leak far away from the tread surface.

first place I would spray would be the valve stem.
I agree. I use dish soap and water works everytime. One quick way to check the valve stem is to simply spit on your finger and smear it on the valve stem and watch for bubbles. Yeah, gross maybe but it works.
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Valve cores are also likely culprits. I have the same issue myself. My RR tire is slowly losing air I have to check that.
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