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flat tire

Postby john2189 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:49 am

The back tire went flat so i started to put air in it and it came out as fast as i was putting it in. I took it apart and could find no hole or leak, valve core not leaking. Put it back together and it went flat over night. Whats going on?
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Re: flat tire

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:32 am

Time to take it back off, it's got a leak in it somewhere.
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Re: flat tire

Postby inairam » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:08 am

Spray with a soapy water or put it under water
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Re: flat tire

Postby Eugene » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:54 am

When you dismount the tire and tube. Take a cloth/shop rag and wipe the entire inside of the tire, looking for a nail or thorn.

Inflate the tube, water or dish soap looking for punctures. Since the inner tube is probably made for fluid, check carefully around valve stem components.

If the valve stem is leaking air, it can be repaired. Repairing is a bit cheaper than purchasing a new inner tube.
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Re: flat tire

Postby john2189 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:31 pm

Eugene wrote:When you dismount the tire and tube. Take a cloth/shop rag and wipe the entire inside of the tire, looking for a nail or thorn.

Inflate the tube, water or dish soap looking for punctures. Since the inner tube is probably made for fluid, check carefully around valve stem components.

If the valve stem is leaking air, it can be repaired. Repairing is a bit cheaper than purchasing a new inner tube.



The tire has no nail or anything in it. How can the stem be repaired?
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Re: flat tire

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:38 pm

I done 14 hours worth of bushhogging over Labor day weekend with our Ford 4630. The front tire went flat on me, I took it off and carried it to the tire shop because I didn't feel like messing with it. They patched it and I brought it home and put it back on the tractor, I moved the tractor 18 feet into the shed. It sat there for 4 days untouched. I went out there and it was flat again. I took it back to tire shop, they called and said tire is ready. I walk in man says "no charge". I said what was wrong with it, he said a screw in the tire got missed and the tube had a 3" tear in it, we put you a new tube in it. Stuff can get missed, you will have to take it back off and check again if it's not the valve stem leaking. I think what Eugene is saying is the valve stem can be unscrewed and replaced, not repaired like a patch.
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Re: flat tire

Postby john2189 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:12 pm

Thanks, I have a new tube coming
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Re: flat tire

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:04 pm

An entire stem can be replaced on an inner tube. It usually isn't worth the trouble unless you have a fairly expensive (large) inner tube that is in good shape other than a damaged stem.
http://www.gemplers.com/product/7H/TR218A-Air-Liquid-Valve-Stem

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Re: flat tire

Postby john2189 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:33 pm

Thanks Jim, I guess I could have googled it.
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Re: flat tire

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:54 pm

john2189 wrote:Thanks Jim, I guess I could have googled it.
I don't know how close you are to Wauseon OH you are but here's another source. Old style replacement stems have a "cap" female threads, newer style has a "male thread" stem. A good full service tire shop that does repair tractor tires should have the complete replacement part or just the replacement stem. You can also get it from M. E. MILLER. Here's their info: "ME Miller Tire" <memiller@bright.net> You can buy "Online" 24/7 at > http://www.millertire.com or you may call at 800-621-1955. M E Miller Tire Co., 17386 State Highway 2, Wauseon OH 43567. Sold in boxes of 10 or you can buy a single part for around $14.

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Re: flat tire

Postby john2189 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:02 pm

Thanks
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Re: flat tire

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:30 pm

Jim Becker wrote:An entire stem can be replaced on an inner tube. It usually isn't worth the trouble unless you have a fairly expensive (large) inner tube that is in good shape other than a damaged stem.
http://www.gemplers.com/product/7H/TR218A-Air-Liquid-Valve-Stem


Once again Jim, I have learned something from you. I had no idea you could replace the whole valve stem. Like you say though it isn't really cost effective on a Cub tube for the price of a new one vs. repaired.
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