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      12-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hole in tire fixed!!! or not...

Last year i got a flat on my way to work a few years ago, sent it to indy shop and they repaired or patched the hole and it was fine.

Last week on the same tire it went flat again, new hole or existing im not sure. Luckily i made it to work safely and in time before the air ran out. After work i used Slim tire sealant to seal the hole so i can at least drive home. So that's what i did and it worked great, got home safe and tire pressure was still the same no more leaks.

...Now im in a pickle cause i sent it to Canadian Tire to have it repaired and they couldnt find any holes. The mechanic said he pumped it up to 50PSI and it didnt bubble under water so there isnt anything for them to fix :/

Now when im driving around 80km/h there is a slight vibration in the steering wheel from the tire being off balance from the tire sealant.

How do i fix this?
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      12-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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So the slime is still in the tire and the tire shop can't find a leak? Doesn't that mean the slime is just doing it's job? They're supposed to remove the tire and the slime I believe, that stuff isn't meant for long term use.
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      12-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #3
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So the slime is still in the tire and the tire shop can't find a leak? Doesn't that mean the slime is just doing it's job? They're supposed to remove the tire and the slime I believe, that stuff isn't meant for long term use.
This.

The only way to figure this out is to take the tire off the rim, clean all that crap out of it, remount/rebalance the assembly, and test for leaks again.

This is why using Slime always ends in disaster...I would only use it in EXTREME circumstances.
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Yeah i've been running with it for more than 1 week now, i'm going to call around different shops to see what they can do.
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