Tyre pressure loss

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Tyre pressure loss

Postby dglick » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:33 am

I have a 2015 XF 2.0 diesel

IAlk 4 tyres keep loosing about 1-2 bar of pressure approx ever 2 weeks or so.

I have read that there have been problems known around leaking valves.

Alical mobile tyres expert thinks there is a known problem of how the tyres are attached to the wheel , and a gap between the rim. They say they can resolve at £20 per tyre.

Any thoughts anyone? Has anyone else had / resolved same problem. Any advice appreciated.


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Re: Tyre pressure loss

Postby J44EAG » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:01 pm

Any decent tyre fitting bay will thoroughly clean the rim bead and brush paint on a rubber sealing compound. Tyre fitting then proceeds and the sealer is forced into any gaps between the rim and the tyre. I had four new tyres fitted over a year ago and the fitters used this methodology. A year after fitting, I`ve not had to adjust tyre pressures once. Those guys did a great job.

£20 per tyre seems excessive to me. At least Dick Turpin wore a mask..... I`d change tyre fitters and find another hopefully with a more helpful attitude.

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Re: Tyre pressure loss

Postby RichardSEL » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:49 am

Mobile tyre fitters will charge more than Syd Snott & Son (on the corner of Peckham Broadway and Gas Works Alley)

My lot down in Crayford charge £12.50 per wheel and that includes balance and new valve.
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Re: Tyre pressure loss

Postby poprivet » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:40 am

I had a spell where the tyre valve / alloy wheel developed minute leaks. I 'borrowed' my nephews blowing-bubble solution and used it neat on the area, after a few hours it developed into fine foam.

A local tyre fitter replaced the valves and cleaned the degraded paint very cheaply. Many of the tyre fitters will do this on the side for a drink.
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