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Hi Guys,

I am facing an issue and need some guidance please..
my wife had an accident with the car when she scraped against a pillar in a car park. after the insurance claim was done, they refursbished the front right wheel as the entire right side of the car was scraped against a pillar(dont ask me howshe did it, it just happened). i got the car back from the repairer and noticed that they did not replace the tyre even though it had a flap of rubber hanging off it. the tyre pressure was alarming low(1.3psi) so i took it to pretorl station and filled air to 2.9 as per recommendation.

it went down to 1.6 next morning. so called insurance firm and got approval to replace tyre and i have a new Pirelli Cinurato runflat on it(205/40/18) and i still am losing pressure..

Any ideas guys ?? Maybe TPMS fault. i have tested the pressure and it is low definitely. so maybe damaged Valve while refitting refurbished alloy wheel by repairer ?
Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated..
 

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Yes as Aarn says it can only be the valve/tpms OR damage to the rim of the alloy wheel itself that is causing the air leak-take the wheel off put it in a bath of water or if you ahve a spray leave it on and spray/ run soapy water all over it and see where the bubbles come out of and you'll have your answer-shouldnt be a brand new tyre so rim or valve at fault!
 
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Could also be a simple thing like the wheel rim not being well cleaned prior to installing the new tire. If the mating surface isn't perfectly smooth & clean the new rubber will not seal around the wheel rim as it should.
 

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Could also be a simple thing like the wheel rim not being well cleaned prior to installing the new tire. If the mating surface isn't perfectly smooth & clean the new rubber will not seal around the wheel rim as it should.
As said above ^^

You could just try asking the local tyre depot to let it down and run some new sealer then re inflate..
 
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