BMW Mini porous alloys

BMW Mini porous alloys

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crankedup5

Original Poster:

1,372 posts

4 months

Monday 12th July
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The air is leaking out of all four tyres and I am assuming it is the alloy wheel beading not sealing correctly. Other than new wheels is there any fix available? Thanks.

Scrump

15,250 posts

127 months

Monday 12th July
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Had similar on one of my cars.
Local tyre place removed the tyres, cleaned the wheel inner rim surface, applied some sealant and refitted the tyres, cost £20. That was a few years ago and still no more leaks.

Dave.

6,494 posts

222 months

Monday 12th July
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Check it's not the valves too, either where it passes through the wheel and/or the valve stem itself (which can be tightened if needs be).

Soapy water, squirty squirty, you know the drill.

tonyvid

9,482 posts

212 months

Monday 12th July
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My Saab used to do this - in the end I cleaned and then smooth-hammerited the rims around the bead area and across the full width of the wheel and it sorted it forever.

mikeyr

2,799 posts

162 months

Monday 12th July
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You could take a punt on Holts Tyreweld or suchlike? If it works great, if not then not lost a huge amount. I had a couple of cars with sllllllllllow leaks and sorted both of those tyres over period of couple of years.

mikeyr

2,799 posts

162 months

Monday 12th July
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Scrump said:
Had similar on one of my cars.
Local tyre place removed the tyres, cleaned the wheel inner rim surface, applied some sealant and refitted the tyres, cost £20. That was a few years ago and still no more leaks.
Having said that about tyreweld, if it's really only about £20 to get surface cleaned and sealant applied then this sounds best bet.

crankedup5

Original Poster:

1,372 posts

4 months

Monday 12th July
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Thank you for all replies, I will have the rims cleaned and sealed. Certainly a lot cheaper than new
alloys smile