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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

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    Location:
    Glasgow
    Car(s):
    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

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Location:
    Germany
    Car(s):
    Pearlescent White Copen (1.3 K3-VE)
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2016
    Location:
    Beckenham
    Car(s):
    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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