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Tyre seal breaking

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by DIYspanner, 28 Sep 2018.

  1. Motman

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    Why all the faffing about to save a few quid? If you’ve got to be told how to break a bead, good luck with getting the tyre off and on again using tyre levers without damaging the tyre or rim - especially if it’s an alloy. Just take it to any tyre place and get it fitted, balanced properly and a new valve stem fitted. The 'wheel balancer' in that link is pure kak.
     
  2. DIYspanner

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    Very well, I'll continue to retain the services of the tyre center!

    Only posted in the first place to say how I managed, with ease, to break the seal and change the leaking valve.
     
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    The reason valves leak between the stem and the rim is because the rubber ages, gets brittle and fails to form a good seal. Valves should always be changed every time a tyre comes off for either repair or replacement.
     
  4. Avocet

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    As others have said, those wheel balancers are a waste of time. Even theoretically, they could only ever work on a wheel that was infinitely thin (like an old LP for a record player)!
     
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