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Leaking wheel rims

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alasdair Macmillan, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Alasdair Macmillan

    Alasdair Macmillan Copenworld Newbie

    Mar 30, 2017
    Daihatsu Copen 1298 CC Reg SF57 VAX
    I have 3 out of the 4 tyres leaking down to @ 1 bar after only a week. Garage suggested it may be dirty / corroded wheel rims. Is this a common Copen problem?
  2. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

    Jun 19, 2012
    Used to have a White Copen, but I sold it in 2023
    Are the wheels in good shape, no punctures or excessive wear?
    First thing I would do (after making sure the tyres are ok from the outside) is separate the tyre from the rim, look for irregularities, clean everything up and put them together again.

    I had a leaking tyre once because of a tyre valve that was stuck open. Apart from that no problems at all (excluding mental ex-girlfriends with a sharp knife :D)
  3. Barry Copen

    Barry Copen Copenworld Regular

    Sep 2, 2016
    58 reg. R40 red 1.3 Copen; now gone, I'm afraid.
    11 reg. MX5 2.0 Kendo
    VW Passat Estate
    The man at my local Kwikfit persuaded me that it was indeed a dirty rim problem and he sorted it out in half an hour at very modest cost.

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