RIM LEAK WHICH HASN'T BEEN SUCCESSFULLY STOPPED

  • Tiny
  • almarge@wildblue.net
  • 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.

Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 3:04 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • merlin2021
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  • 17,583 posts

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

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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 4:28 PM

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