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Old 10-18-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default How quickly can a tire lose balance?

Rear passenger tire, previously had a slow leak, which was 'fixed' with a can of Fix-a-flat about a month ago. Followed the instructions, everything was fine. Tire seemed to hold air fine, car driven a few hundred miles since then at local and highway speeds, as recently as last night.

Today, car has a distinct pulsing to it, feels like that wheel, starts becoming noticeable around 35MPH and gets dramatically worse above 50.

Could this be fixed with a tire rebalance ? How did things go so wrong, so quickly ?

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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fix a flat.

or you just lost a wheel balance.

things can go wrong the moment you drive away.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Rear passenger tire, previously had a slow leak, which was 'fixed' with a can of Fix-a-flat about a month ago. Followed the instructions, everything was fine. Tire seemed to hold air fine, car driven a few hundred miles since then at local and highway speeds, as recently as last night.

Today, car has a distinct pulsing to it, feels like that wheel, starts becoming noticeable around 35MPH and gets dramatically worse above 50.

Could this be fixed with a tire rebalance ? How did things go so wrong, so quickly ?

Thanks OT

/ibblastitwithpiss
I was always under the impression that Fix A Flat cans are a temporary fix, and shouldn't be used for more than 100 miles.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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get a new tyre.....and make sure ya tell the tire place that ya used fix a flat in it
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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Re-balance it. Probably threw a weight... then buy a new tire.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #6
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Weights do occasionally come off too.

That said, Ive never balanced a tire that went on the racecar. True story.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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get a new tyre.....and make sure ya tell the tire place that ya used fix a flat in it
Yeah, I knew about warning them. Was going to write it in big sidewalk chalk on the sidewall too in case Desk Guy forgets to tell Shop Guy

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Re-balance it. Probably threw a weight... then buy a new tire.
I'll have to double-check my records but this is a new-ish tire (less than, say 15k miles)

Arrgh.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #8
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How quickly can a tire lose balance?
as soon as you flip it over
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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Yep. I just static balanced my wheels/tires before a trip to OBX. I think I threw one on the trip. I really need to just replace all four.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
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fill the tires with whipped cream
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #11
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fill the tires with whipped cream
it really is the tastiest option
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #12
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i usta tape the tape on weights on.....with tape so they wouldnt get slung off
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:40 PM   #13
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i usta tape the tape on weights on.....with tape so they wouldnt get slung off
are you having a stroke?
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