Slow punctures on floatation tyres

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
What psi are you running your tyres at?

We used to have trouble with turf tyres not sealing on the rim properly simply because they didn't rim at high enough pressure.
Often used to put 30psi in for a day to seat them and drop it back to 10 or whatever
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Just to add.... pump them up as hard as you dare and then a very weak soapy water mix. Weak enough that it doesn't bubble very much as you pour it over as you only want the hole to be making bubbles rather than creating a small foam party.
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Just to add.... pump them up as hard as you dare and then a very weak soapy water mix. Weak enough that it doesn't bubble very much as you pour it over as you only want the hole to be making bubbles rather than creating a small foam party.

If it's a rim leak, it will probably seal itself at higher PSI... :facepalm:

In my experience of modern 'vari-flex' tyres, they're great at what they do, but they're all inclined to lose pressure more than tyres at traditional pressures. The solution is to fill each tyre with a few litres of Oko puncture fluid and be done with it.
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
OKO is a funny one..... I find quite a lot is needed to reliably stop a leak as if the wheel doesn't move for a while it runs to the bottom and lets it leak again. Well tested on pram wheels!
 

PSQ

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
I should add that I'm a slave to setting tyre pressures for each job, and the valves tend to leak air when you bugger about with pressures on a daily basis. We usually have to change a few every year.
 

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