I got new tires about a month ago, Michelin Hydroedge, which i'll post my review about them later , after I get to play in the snow with them but so far so great. Anyways this post is about my stock chrome rims. A week after the new tires were put on I had to put air in two of them, a week later they were low again so i took it in the place where they were put on and I told them. they checked all the tires and ended up re putting one on and said that Olds rims always leak air because the chrome chips off due to corrosion or whatever caused by the salt they put on the roads here in Michigan, which makes sense, but if the adhesive they use to seal the tire to the rims, must get eaten away by the salt. i have no idea and if anyone could help me that would be awesome. I also heard that the stock rims that a not chromed do not chip, so if they dont should I get a set of those for the winter, or just get new chrome rims that wont chip.?? Thanks --huntnboy04
The area where the bead seals is probably corroded and peeling. They should have cleaned this area and used bead sealer on your rims in question. If they're leaking i'm assuming they didn't clean and seal them, take it back and make them show you that they're doing this to fix the problem.
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Post by auroralover on Nov 9, 2006 17:44:45 GMT -6
I actually have one rim on my 97 that was really corroded and would not hold air. I took it back, watched them clean it and use bead sealer, and it still leaks. The corrosion on it it pretty bad, and it might just be time for some new rims.
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Post by huntnboy04 on Nov 13, 2006 23:41:01 GMT -6
thanks for the feedback. my rims are really not corroded, I think when they put the tires on the first time they did a crappy job. So when I took it back i stood there and watched them. So far everything seems good, since they re sealed one of them. the guy at the tire place i think was being a smart a** anyways, he said that all Oldsmobile rims leak,(which they might after years of not cared for in MI) and that was before he even checked my tires. Thanks Again. also what is the recommended tire pressure for auroras? -the sticker inside mydoor is no longer there.
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2006 23:59:18 GMT -6 by huntnboy04
Post by oldsauroraman1 on Nov 22, 2006 12:08:18 GMT -6
Salt is nasty stuff - just ask the snow ;-) But, its most likely the cause of what you are experiencing in Michigan. In PA they use salt and "Anti-skid material" - AKA small rocks! What a mess it makes on a car finish.