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Old 08-12-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Slow leak threw side wall !

so the last few weeks ive noticed every now and then both front tires will be flat or atleast missing air.

I took both off today and used soap and water, i couldnt find a thing. i brought it to dream tire in burlington, the guy there did the same thing. couldnt find anything,

I have minimum camber ware, and replaced all tires this year. the guy at dream tire said the only thing he could think of was the slight ware is weakening the side wall, and is escaping threw the bead. I will try and post pictures, as it is VERY light ware.

my back tires have more camber, and i havent had a problem. has any one had this problem ? the only thing the guy could suggest was

A) taking all air out of tire, putting a thin layer of silicone and then reinflating, or
B) trying to buy the "green slime" from canadian tire and see what happens.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:14 AM   #2
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do not use the slime. that stuff is garbage. if it leaks from the bead get them to clean and reseal it.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Sure it's not the valve stems ? My right front looses pressure after about a month or 2 and I need to put air back into the tire. I need new tires next year so it's not a huge problem but I think it's the valve stem. Happened to my dad's brand new tires on his truck, tire place redid the valve stems on all 4 tires.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #4
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Suggest you try soaping them with the tires mounted so there is weight on the tire which may reveal the leak.

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Old 08-13-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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yea ive tried, but the camber wear is on the inside, and car is to low to see it. i went to the bimmer meet yesturday and by morning it only had 10 pounds.

I am 100% sure it is not the valve stems, Were going to try and depresse them abit, and put abit of silicone inside this weekend. maybe itll fix it,
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