Mechanics

RIM LEAK WHICH HASN'T BEEN SUCCESSFULLY STOPPED

2006 Buick Lucerne • 36,000 miles

My 2006 Buick Lucerne has a rim leak which hasn't been successfully stopped after three tries. Can I put a tube in the tubeless tire rather than buy a very expensive replacement rim?

TECHNICIANS HAVE CLEANED THE RIM, APPLIED SEALER EACH TIME, BUT CLAIM THE CORROSION HAS MADE THEIR EFFORTS FRUITLESS. I LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE SALT IS USED ON THE ROADS AND THE ALUMINUM, CHROMED RIM HAS BEEN DAMAGED. THE RIM IS AN 18 INCH TEN-SPOKED RIM.
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Almarge@wildblue.net
January 30, 2012.




Once the corrosion is this bad, it's time to buy a new rim.

Merlin2021
Jan 30, 2012.


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