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now i know this is probably a pretty stupid question but why would my tyre beging flat? it's m back left tyre, if i pump it up to 40psi after a few days it will go to about 11psi. i've checked it for holes and cant hear any air escaping. could it be some mud/dirt between my tyre and rim? any help would be appreciated
 

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As Frosty1970 said. Happened to me twice before.
 

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Local bob jane did it for $20, I though I staked the tyre. Easy enough to do it yourself though
 

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buy some tyre plyers and get practicing.. they pay for themselves in no time.
 

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took the tyre half off the rim (had to put the jack on the tyre and put it under thetow bar and jack it nearly all the way to break the bead) then we (my old man and I) found a nail (probly bout a 2.5 inch) in the tyre. took it into the tyre joint today got it taken out, repaired, re-mounted and balenced for $20.
 

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next time... nick the bottle of detergent from the kitchen sink when there's about 5% of it left in the bottle. Fill it with water and mix it around.

dribble that over the tyre to find the leak.

Get a good set of needle nose pliers and a tyre plug kit - do NOT buy a cheap kit the handles break and can hurt you in the process.
Learn how to plug your own tyres. There are for "temporary repairs only" I find temporary lasts until the tyre is worn out.
Don't use the grease in the kit, use the blue glue as a lubricant to get the string in.

put the whole lot in the car. the detergent comes in handy for washing your hands after too.

If you use your 4wd for 4wding your kit will pay for itself in a couple of years.
 
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