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Old 06-29-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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I have a slow leak in one rear tire (20psi in 5-7 days). This is the set that came on the car and I will be replceing them before the snow hits so I am just trying to get this one through the summer. Also it looks like the former owner took a chunk out of the side wall on the tire that is leaking. Dont know if this is the leak but I am sure the tire shop will tell me I need to replace it and will not fix the leak.
You guys know of anything I can put in the tire to stop the leak. I have heard that fix-a-flat is bad stuff. I know slime works well in a bike but I fear I would have to tip the guy $50 to clean the wheel when I get new tires. And will the weight be all messed up having added weight to one tire?

Sorry so long, thanks for the help!
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:24 PM   #2
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Driving on a tire with severe sidewall damage is asking for trouble.
What are the tires on a 2002 Legacy GT? Probably RE-92 again?
My advice is to get a cheap used one from someone local to get you through summer.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:34 PM   #3
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Driving on a tire with severe sidewall damage is asking for trouble.
What are the tires on a 2002 Legacy GT? Probably RE-92 again?
My advice is to get a cheap used one from someone local to get you through summer.
Ok let me rephrase. The chuck is smaller than a dime and more of a "flap" than a chunk (ie I can pull the little flap up to reveal the chunk).

Tires are 205/55/16 yoko's (yk420). I dont really like the idea of running on 1 new tire and 3 @ 75% wear. Any problems with this with the exception of the friends ROTF
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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If this is only to tie you over for summer, I would still go to a tire place to get a cheap used tire.
The tire is leaking somewhere. Have you asked the tire place to take the tire off and reseat it on the rim bead? I had a slow leak on a Nokian tire right at the crimp-on weight. The tire place took the weight off and used stick-on weight instead and that fixed it.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:19 AM   #5
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take it to a shop and find out where it is leaking ....
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys! I will take it in to the shop today. If they tell me I need a new tire due to the sidewall issue I guess there is a reason for that. If that is the case I will get all 4 new, any sug. from you guys on a good all year tire. I snowboard in the winter so good in the snow whould be nice as well as sticky in the summer. Is that a pipedream?

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Old 06-30-2004, 01:37 PM   #7
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. Is that a pipedream?

Thanks again!
yes but, look into the Sport 5000's or tyhe P-Zero Nero M&S
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