Originally Posted by swiftkolkata
Guys this time i m here to know the solution of leaking air from rim as one of my best friend having this problem and he is not able to use that Tyre.That is tubeless Tyre.shall he need to replace the whole rim?
swiftkolkata (or probably fiestakolkata now
), there are 3 things your friend can do:
Air leaking is caused generally by a bent rim or rust, but bent rim is the main cause now a days.
1) Go to the tyre shop and have them hammer the rim to the original shape. 60% of the cases, this will solve the problem. Actually there are two bends on the rim. If the outer bend is bent, then you can safely hammer that back. If its the inner rim then its more difficult. Some shops have a machine that does this (i.e brings the rim back to shape) however I think 13 or 14 inch is the highest it can handle.
2) If it does not work; you can replace the rim.. I think cost is near about Rs.1000/- but would depend on the size of the tyre.
3) Or you can have a tube put in the tyre. Cost is near about Rs.500/- for the tube but you loose the advantages of tubeless tyre. This is the last option.
The tyre shop people are eager towards point 2 & 3 because they can sell something, however validate that the rim is truly irrecoverable before you go for point 2 & 3.