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Old 08-25-2004, 08:18 AM   #1
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How to fix slow tire leak?

I've got a slow air leak in my driver's side rear tire. It looses maybe 10 psi every month. I once crossed some water and noticed later that air bubbles were forming right at the base of the valve stem on the leaky tire. Any ideas on a fix for the slow leak?

On my first car years ago, i just used a bottle of the fix-a-flat on its leaky tires and problem was solved. but I've heard that is bad for the tires.
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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I was a tire tech for Big-o and Firestone. Please don't use fix-a-flat! It makes a huge mess!

I would take it in, have them check the valve stem and replace it. If it is not the stem, then have them patch and plug to fix the hole. DO not go to a place that will just plug the hole!!
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:26 AM   #3
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I was a tire tech for Big-o and Firestone. Please don't use fix-a-flat! It makes a huge mess!

I would take it in, have them check the valve stem and replace it. If it is not the stem, then have them patch and plug to fix the hole. DO not go to a place that will just plug the hole!!
Cool, thanks. I always figured that i could just take it in, but I wondered if there was something off the shelf that would solve it.
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Other than a repair,theres a product called true goo that is incredible.
I use it in my truck and offroad bikes and mountain bikes due to the large amount of cactus in the desert here.
This stuff,unlike Slime,stays liquid,wont rust out wheels,and works incredibly well.
Heres there home page:
http://www.truegoo.com/
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The Only Problem With Tire Goo Is That It Throws Off The Balance Of The Tire.
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$2 for valve stem replacement at tire shop. We'll see if that solves it
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The Only Problem With Tire Goo Is That It Throws Off The Balance Of The Tire.
The true goo doesnt upset wheel balance as its a thin liquid.Im using it in my truck right now and have no problems with wheel balance,even up to speeds of 80 or so.
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