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Leaky tire

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bob, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Can't seem to stop the air loss. Any ideas.

  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,717

    I get this when I get crud built up on the bead and tire rim from numerous flats. What works for me is to take the tire off. Then clean the bead area real good and clean the rim real good. I then remount the tire and air it up. If that doesn't work, check for rim damage or damage to the tire bead.:)
  3. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    Get them foam filled.....you'll never have to worry about a flat again. (only works for the front tires the rear would be too heavy if you foam filled them....)
  4. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 363

    If you ran it flat, you may have bent the rim. Just like how you dont drive a truck w/ a flat.
    Outside of the rim is rusted, most likely the inside bead part is as well. Take tire off, sand off rust & try again.

    If you cant get it filled, stop by your dealer & pick up a new one. there not that much $.
  5. lrose2

    lrose2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    How 'bout a tube?
  6. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    just through a tube in there
  7. Remo Sid

    Remo Sid LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 55

    A good remedy for this is to remove the tire from rim, and clean the rim with a wire brush (drill brush preferably), then wipe clean with a cloth, then paint. (cheap spray paint will do). The tire itself may need some cleaning around the bead area.( this is best scraped off), when paint is dry apply some automotive transmission fluid around the rim, and the bead of the tire. (not in excess, just enough to cover). put tire back on, and inflate.

  8. Lawn Sharks

    Lawn Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    what the heck is that white stuff oozing all over the place on this tire?? a foam job gone bad??
  9. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    looks like fix a flat to me.

    do as they said and break the tire and wheel down. clean it really good, look for any rust/pitted areas that may not be allowing a good tire to wheel seal.
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    It's just a soapy water mix.

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