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#4638100 - 01/17/18 07:10 PM Tire loses air then stops?
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4894
Loc: Houston, Texas
I was putting my trailer away for the day and as I walked by it i could hear and see air bubbling out. I expected to have a flat in the morning, but it wasn't really flat. I added air to it, but a couple weeks later it hasn't lost much air. What gives?

Trailer tires pick up nails all the time and I have a 1 nail in a spot they won't repair it, so I'm afraid they will force me to buy a new Tire after they find the nail. Not sure if they can. They are like little brad nails that aren't obvious. That particular tire has atleast 2 nails in it.


Edited by motor_oil_madman (01/17/18 07:11 PM)
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#4638106 - 01/17/18 07:15 PM Re: Tire loses air then stops? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 04/16/16
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Loc: KS
Sometimes tires leak to a certain point then stop. Sometimes 10-15psi just isn't enough pressure to leak anymore. Depending on the hole and if the foreign object is still blocking the hole.
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#4638174 - 01/17/18 08:04 PM Re: Tire loses air then stops? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Years ago I had a fleet car (Chev. Cavalier) that would have a tire go flat at random times. We never found a leak so we would pump up the tire and check the air pressure daily. It never went down a pound until days later when it would again be flat. Out of other ideas, we inflated the tire without moving the car. The steel wheel had a weld that would leak air if the weld was on the bottom of the wheel when the car was parked.

A new wheel solved the problem.
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#4638278 - 01/17/18 10:14 PM Re: Tire loses air then stops? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/04/11
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If you are afraid that the nail is a place that they won't repair it, just put some of that "slime" or whatever they call it in it. It should easily fix a small leak.
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#4638280 - 01/17/18 10:15 PM Re: Tire loses air then stops? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Stick a plug in it. It's safer than a nap and won't leak.
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#4638406 - 01/18/18 04:49 AM Re: Tire loses air then stops? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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A self regulating tire!
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#4639053 - 01/18/18 05:39 PM Re: Tire loses air then stops? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
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Air bubbling out... of where?

Sometimes the beads get corrosion in there but if you air them up they magically fix themselves.

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