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Slow leak in stock tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bagster, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    bagster

    bagster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have 11K miles on my 2010 Prerunner and have a slow leak in one of my stock Dunsuck tires. I plan to score some decent rubber, but have yet to make the move. Damn, I hate to pull the tire and take it to the shop for a leak that causes the TPS light to shine only once ever two weeks. What about stop leak, or will it gum up your sensor?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Do not use fix-a-flat. The shit sucks and is a big pain in the ass for the tire guy that has to clean it out of the tire. Plus, the stuff would clog up the hole in the sensor it uses to read your air pressure.

    Just go to a tire shop. With a leak that slow it is probably a valve core or a valve stem gromet issue which can be fixed with a TMPS rebuild kit that are usually about 5-7 bucks.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    find the hole and plug it. use a plug kit.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    ....^^^....this

    spray it down with glass cleaner or soapy water and look for bubbles
     
  5. Feb 10, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Just plugging a tire is retarded on a road vehicle. Either just patch it, or plug it and patch it. Plugs leak.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    I had 10 plugs between my last 4 tires. Not one ever leaked and I ran them till they were almost bald.

    I think you need to learn how to plug better. We have a mod on here that was running something like 6 plugs in the same hole without issue and I'm pretty sure it was close to if not in the sidewall.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    I had a slow leak too. Losing about 7lbs every 3 weeks. My co-worker fixed it in the parking lot without even taking off the tire the truck. He told me to add a extra lb or two before getting to work.

    I'll never pay for anyone to fix a simple leak again. That shit was too easy. All he said was to get the "T" handle kit, not the screwdriver one.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    fixer5000 the logical one

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    keep a plug kit in all my vehicles. never had one leak ever
     
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