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So, one month into ownership, the only issue I have discovered so far is one tire that leaks about 1.5 psi per week. I am taking it in tomorrow for a dismount/remount to see if they can get a better seal on the bead this time.

Anyone else have similar experiences? Any tips?

Thanks.

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Have them put a new internal valve in the valve stem, that's where most tires leak unless something got between the rim and the bead. Also, most tires have a small white barcode taped to the bead. If it's not entirely below the sealing surface air will leak from there, have them remove the barcode label too.
 
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Yes, I just found my rr tire low on New Years, had to wait today to get it checked at Costco. No sign of puncture. My rr wheel has a large balance piece on the chrome rim over 7 inches long. The other tires are less than 2". Called the dealer to ask if this could cause a problem, they did not think so. I guess I will do the same and get it remounted. Thanks for the post.
 

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Eric; Mix up a squirt bottle wish dish detergent and water and squirt it around the bead. If you have a leak on the outside sidewall bead and / or around that weight it will bubble.
 

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Hope it's not the rim. A seven inch weight is excessive. I would ask for a new rim.


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Alas, it was a packing staple hiding in the tread. $20 and 10 minutes for an off-rim patch and remount. Ironic, my 2007 also wound up with a similar puncture with under 500 miles.

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Hope it's not the rim. A seven inch weight is excessive. I would ask for a new rim.
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It's highly unlikely it's a rim, 99% probability it's a tire.

I agree that's way too high. I would ask them to rotate the tire 180 degrees on the wheel and see what the new weights are. Anything over 3 oz. (actually 2 oz is my threshold) is too much on a performance wheel/tire package. If they can't get it down below 3 oz then take off the tire and check the wheel balance by itself as well as runout and wobble. Most decent machines and shops have the equipment to do this, not sure about dealers.
 
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