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Dead Eye Dave    Posted 06-13-2023 at 05:52:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Slow leak in rear loaded tire on 8N
  • Leaking. So, I jacked that tire off the ground and put the valve stem at the top. 6 pounds of air so I filled it to 15 pounds. I then turned the stem to the bottom and let it back down on the ground. I put dish detergent on the valve and saw it was leaking around the valve stemů.where the stem comes through the rim. Leaking air and not fluid. Why? I thought that the fluid should leak out. Ideas?

    Farmer Brown    Posted 06-14-2023 at 06:56:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Slow leak in rear loaded tire on 8N
  • I went through that last year with a bad tube and rim. . You need a new tube if its leaking where the stem exits the rim. The beet juice may be collecting inside the rim.

    Ron    Posted 06-13-2023 at 15:49:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Slow leak in rear loaded tire on 8N
  • When putting it back together, fill it with washer fluid. 11 X 28 tires takes 55 gallons. Much cheaper.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 06-13-2023 at 11:49:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Slow leak in rear loaded tire on 8N
  • Are your tires loaded with Calcium Chloride?

    DED    Posted 06-13-2023 at 12:58:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Slow leak in rear loaded tire on 8N
  • Tires were loaded with beet juice from the first. No calcium chloride.

    DED    Posted 06-13-2023 at 05:56:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Slow leak in rear loaded tire on 8N
  • Forgot to mention. Tire, tube and rim were new ten years ago. Tractor has not seen much use. I had hoped the valve stem was leaking. No such luck. Leaking around valve stem.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 06-13-2023 at 15:19:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Slow leak in rear loaded tire on 8N
  • Some tire makers claim beet juice is not compatible with their rubber.
    Perhaps inner tubes also?
    At least the rim should be rust free when you break it down after draining.

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