Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  

Tire trouble...

Recommended Posts

So I've been having some trouble with my front-passenger tire the last few weeks. At first it was just a slow leak and I didn't really think anything of it, just added about 5 pounds or so a couple times a week. It quickly got worse when I went to my car and it was completely flat, I put the spare on and took it to Wal-Mart (the only place open in town) and they said it was just a bad seal on a bead and put some sealer on it. Two days later it started going flat again, so I took it back to Wal-Mart (again, the only place open at night)and they resealed it and put in a new valve stem. Well, it's been three days since that and my tire is completely flat again!! Do you think my rim could be bent, making a seal impossible? Thanks for the help...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

What is the rim and tire off of (make and model)?

Are the rims on the vehicle aluminum?

I have seen with some Chrysler rims where a seam leaks on the inside of the factory aluminum rim. All you can do is have them fill that sucker up high with PSI, make sure the dunk tank water is fresh and very soapy and have them go over it with a fine tooth comb. If it went completely flat in 3 days, bubbles should be seen.

Good luck!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree, there missing something!

My first red flag was "they used sealer"!

When correctly used this stuff is ok at best. When in the hands of an improperly trained bead buster/grease monkey it can be deadly! They usually slop on as much as possible. Short term it might work, long term it will usually start to ball up and cause a bead leak.

The best time tested way to repair a bead leak (IMO) is to first clean the bead with an appropriate tool until all the corrosion is removed. Apply a very thin layer of bearing grease on the wheel where the tire bead seats to the wheel. Clean the bead of the tire (remove all the corrosion and/or all the bead sealer from the last smuck who thought they could fix it). Reinstall the tire. Doing this on aluminum wheels is almost a 100% guarantee to be leak free from the bead for the life of the tire!!

The last thought, If this is a chrome plated aluminum wheel then you might be out of luck. These will corrode under the chrome plating. they are extremely difficult to clean and reseal. Our customers are given a no guarantee option and if it leaks again they buy a wheel.

If I get a bead leak in today I'll take some pics of how its done!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys for the help, I'm not really a "car guy" so as far as what kind of rim it is all I can say is it's a "premium rim"? on a 2000 Grand Am SE, I don't know if this will help a whole lot but that's all I got. Thanks again for the info everyone.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

if its black its steel and usually has a plastic wheel cover. If its silver its probably aluminum which are prone to bead leaks. Steel wheels hardly ever leak from the bead!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Posts

    • Where's the best place to buy a Honda 2000i generator. I know it's a factory set price for the most part but remembered in the past some local "mom and pops" had them a bit cheaper. Would prefer to give my business to a small business anyway.  I'm in the south metro if that matters at all, but willing to drive.
    • Bear, in real life, i am pretty much the same. Thank you for such an interest in me. Lol. Dave crying but called me a Dick. Typical sugar slave, cannot have a clear perception of reality. Good job bud, but that thick skin is hardened fascia from having poor ROM from an inability to move properly over the course of your life.   Roony so bad wants me to give him some attention. Ok little buddy, all you got is Dr roids comments or you got something better to say?  Please give me your opinion of treadmills or be a little ankle bitter some more.
    • maybe a chick.  we had one here for a couple weeks.   
    • Minn Kota  55 Riptide with foot pedal and hand held remote so when you first connect the battery with out the foot pedal connected or any of the control cables connected, the shaft will begin turning to the right. with foot pedal and wireless remote cables connected the unit stops turning but does not respond to the left or right control. It will go forward. it was purchased used and worked fine in April. In July i went to use it and it acted as I described above. I have read several of the forums but did not see the exact same symptoms. help please. thanks in advance    
    • He's that Guy?  The one guy in the world that doesn't like BACON?     May be he's Moslam and can't eat it? 
    • Sounds like someone's talking to much! Lol
    • I'd try those!!  don't save any for Glenn!!!
    • One of these years...
    • We live in town in the Twin Cities metro area.  We've had a female Red Breasted Grosbeak in our feeder for a couple weeks. Don't remember ever having them before. And just one? When does that ever happen with Grosbeaks? 
  • Our Sponsors