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Old 20 Aug 2005, 11:01 pm
Jason
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Default Tire running out of air slowly

I've noticed that one of my tires is slowly running out of air. Every
two-three days I need to get it inflated. I was wondering what's the best
way to discover where the leak is? (I have a honda 98 civic)

Thanks,



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Old 20 Aug 2005, 11:10 pm
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"Jason" <blueb00k@videotron.ca> wrote in message
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> I've noticed that one of my tires is slowly running out of air. Every
> two-three days I need to get it inflated. I was wondering what's the best
> way to discover where the leak is? (I have a honda 98 civic)


Soapy water and look for the bubbles.

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Old 21 Aug 2005, 12:20 am
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Jason wrote:
>
> I've noticed that one of my tires is slowly running out of air. Every
> two-three days I need to get it inflated. I was wondering what's the best
> way to discover where the leak is? (I have a honda 98 civic)
>
> Thanks,



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Soapy water has been used since day one.. Dish soap in a squirter bottle
might be good.

'Curly'
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 09:26 am
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'Curly Q. Links' wrote:
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> Jason wrote:
>
>>I've noticed that one of my tires is slowly running out of air. Every
>>two-three days I need to get it inflated. I was wondering what's the best
>>way to discover where the leak is? (I have a honda 98 civic)
>>
>>Thanks,

>
>
>
> -----------------------------
>
> Soapy water has been used since day one.. Dish soap in a squirter bottle
> might be good.
>
> 'Curly'


Do you have alloy wheels? They can be porous enough to loose air
themselves. Best method is still the old dunk tank. where you can see
the tread and sidewall areas as you rotate the tire in a trough of
water. most tire stores have them. bob
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 11:33 am
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Jason wrote:
> I've noticed that one of my tires is slowly running out of air. Every
> two-three days I need to get it inflated. I was wondering what's the
> best way to discover where the leak is? (I have a honda 98 civic)
>
> Thanks,


Soapy water works, but there is no sense in doing it unless you aim to get a
plug kit once you find the leak (if it is in the tread). It may be just as
easy to bring it down to a local tire shop.


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Old 21 Aug 2005, 07:45 pm
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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:01:49 -0400, "Jason" <blueb00k@videotron.ca>
wrote:
>I've noticed that one of my tires is slowly running out of air. Every
>two-three days I need to get it inflated. I was wondering what's the best
>way to discover where the leak is? (I have a honda 98 civic)


Like everyone said, a dunk tank. Let the mechanic do it. You can
inspect the tread to look for nails and maybe even find a hiss by ear.
I've had tires that were bumped on the side and lost a little air now
and then until remounted, or at least that's what it seemed like. It
came and went until I replaced the tires a year later.

J.

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Old 21 Aug 2005, 07:55 pm
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"JXStern" <JXSternChangeX2R@gte.net> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:01:49 -0400, "Jason" <blueb00k@videotron.ca>
> wrote:
>>I've noticed that one of my tires is slowly running out of air. Every
>>two-three days I need to get it inflated. I was wondering what's the best
>>way to discover where the leak is? (I have a honda 98 civic)

>
> Like everyone said, a dunk tank. Let the mechanic do it. You can
> inspect the tread to look for nails and maybe even find a hiss by ear.
> I've had tires that were bumped on the side and lost a little air now
> and then until remounted, or at least that's what it seemed like. It
> came and went until I replaced the tires a year later.
>
> J.
>


I just hope the mechanic can find the hole and fix it. I don't want to buy a
new tire... but isn't the tire manufacturer has some kind of warranty for
road hazards?


Jason


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Old 21 Aug 2005, 10:43 pm
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"Jason" <blueb00k@videotron.ca> wrote in message
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> I just hope the mechanic can find the hole and fix it. I don't want to buy
> a new tire... but isn't the tire manufacturer has some kind of warranty
> for road hazards?
>

Not really a warranty, but insurance. It is usually an option when you buy
the tire, and I buy it when getting new tires. If the leak is in the tread,
not in the sidewall, the tire can normally be repaired.

Mike


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Old 22 Aug 2005, 10:31 am
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don't forget the valve stem. you can tighten that yourself if you have
the little thingie (WalMart has 'em). Last fall one of my winter tires
was low coming out of storage on its steel rim, turned out to be just a
loose stem. more often for me, though, a slow leak is a nail that's
still in the tire. look hard at it, you should be able to find the
head.

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Old 22 Aug 2005, 11:56 am
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in message
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> Not really a warranty, but insurance. It is usually an option when you buy
> the tire, and I buy it when getting new tires. If the leak is in the
> tread, not in the sidewall, the tire can normally be repaired.


That's interesting. Here the manufacturers call it a Road Hazard Warranty
and it covers any damage to the tire, whether sidewall or tread. If the tire
has to be replaced it is pro-rated against the tread wear to date. It's also
included for no charge with the tire(s).

Brian


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