Problem with Air Leaking from the Wheel Rim


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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?
 
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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.
 
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chayan can you suggest me few tyre shop where he can have rim.
 
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Probably any tyre stockist that sells tyres. Check with Indo Radial (near Netaji metro station), Gopal Trading (Rajarhat) . MD tradelink (VIP) to name a few.. depends on where your friend's stays. Call before your visit.
 
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I had the same problem with my Sonata. Took it to 2-3 shops and nobody could figure out what was the problem.

Than i took it to the dealer and he told me that my rim has bend and needs a replacement. And i would suggest that your friend replace the rim because using a hammer will not solve the problem permanently, infact it might cause more damage to the rim and it might also damage the tire.

So replacing the rim will be a wise decision.
 
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My old zen had similar problem where person hammered the rim and then put some solution between tyre and rim where the rim was hammered and problem was resolved.
 
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some Tyre repair shop told my friend to convert that particular tyre to withtube tyre.What is risk pros.and cons.of this conversion.
 
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He is simply trying to sell you a tube, avoid the guy.
Try fixing the rim at a reputed/reliable dealer, its probably a simply case of either rust or some dust/dirt getting stuck due to which the tire is not beading with the rim properly.
You can identify the particular place by using a soap water solution (sometimes plain water will not detect a very small leak).
The rim if its slightly deformed can be fixed, but if the deformity is high its best to replace the rim.
Go step by step!
 
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some Tyre repair shop told my friend to convert that particular tyre to withtube tyre.What is risk pros.and cons.of this conversion.
With a tube inside the tyre, it loses all advantages of a tubeless one :-). One nail and you get you hands dirty.
If the rim is totally irrecoverable; you can have put a tube as a stop gap and keep the tyre as stepny.
 
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