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scl
i have a wheel that had a mystery leak in it that i happened to put in my tub of water the right way and found it not where i expected but in the metal near the rear bead just before it. any way to fix it, it very small like a fount seep. i may try jb weld or put an inner tube in it. any help appreciated.
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Tgarner01
Is it a crack? Or a pinhole? I would be worried about wheel strength either way....
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xvz12
If the wheel appears damaged in any way, I would replace it.  I was a dept mgr at a Ford dealership for nearly 20 years, & have seen first hand what can happen when a wheel catastrophically fails.  Also, back in '76, I had a rear wheel come apart on my dad's pickup, which I was driving, causing a rollover.  One of my friends were killed, & I spent 9 months in a back brace. I was doing a whopping 45 mph when the incident occurred.  The expense of replacing a suspect wheel just isn't worth that kind of chance.
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Deanofid
From a mechanical point of view, I would say that wheel is compromised and should be replaced now.  At this moment.  Or Monday morning maybe.  Can you imagine what a defect like this means on something that holds up one quarter of the weight of a vehicle, which at times is going upwards of 70 MPH?  Think of the energy involved.  I would trade it for the spare first thing in the morning and get another wheel ASAP. 

Another thought;  JB Weld is just glue.  Not made to hold cars together, nor their wheels.
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arizonacamper
Do not weld on the wheel it is not all aluminum it is an alloy of other metals. replace that thing do not take a chance!!
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scl
thanks all for the care and advice. that wheel went in the trunk and i put the same design on i got a while back during a mood when i wanted full size spares instead of spacesavers, glad i did.  i will have the tire remounted on that as it is better than the one on it but works for now.
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scl
oh, its a pinhole, just like on a fount.
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Gunhippie
Deanofid wrote:
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Another thought;  JB Weld is just glue.  Not made to hold cars together, nor their wheels.


Oh, I don't know about that. I once fixed a broken VW Type I engine case with JB Weld. A buddy busted it hitting a rock and it was in three pieces. I cleaned it completely, cut a bevel around the edges of the broken pieces with a grinder, glued it up and tied it together with bailing wire while the epoxy set. That was meant to be an emergency repair, but it was still in the bug when he sold it several years and many miles later.
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bowenstudios
How old is the rim? I'm trying to imagine how a pinhole formed on an aluminum rim. It may have been a flaw in the casting or forming process. If so the manufacturer may replace the rim.
Sounds like you made the right decision taking it off the road. Aluminum is great until notit's not, and some types can't be properly welded.
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Deanofid
Gunhippie wrote:


Oh, I don't know about that. I once fixed a broken VW Type I engine.....

Well, I do know about that.  I don't want to be a doink about it, but JB weld is just glue.  For instance, I do know that the material used in VW type one engine cases is rated at the cast state of about 40,000 psi with a yield of about 23,000 psi.  Yield is where the metal deforms and does not return to it's normal shape.  That is one heck of a lot of difference than the paltry, pathetic bond strength of JBW at only 5000 psi, which has to be divided by the half of each bond unit (two, if you are gluing two pieces together) giving JBW a solidified snot strength of only 2500 psi.  That is almost nothing.  

JB Weld is great for a lot of stuff.  It's the best you can buy when it comes to glue, but it is not metal.  It's not even up to annealed copper standards in strength, *(which is a very low bar)..  Don't use JB Weld for serious stuff.  It's for fixing kitchen chairs, not end torque and shear items at the end of a car axle.

Again Timm, I don't mean to be disagreeable just for fun, but this is a serious matter.  This really is where the rubber meets the road.
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scl
it is 20 years old as the car is a 2000.
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
We see that around here at 15 years. Used to hang at my buddies shop before he passed, GM wheels are notorious for it. They corrode from the inside out. Perfect looking clad chrome Cadillac wheels for example.
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Rfieldbuilds

What brand rim?   Stock from manufacturer?  

Im curious as I know a lot  aluminum Rims develop leaks at the bead area.  Most tire shops have a simple fix and clean and apply bead lock.  Done deal.  Just happened to one of my stock Chevy rims on my 97 Silverado.  Its was a very subtle leak that happened in a sudden manner when the vehicle hadnt been driven kn months.  I pumped it up and next day was flat again.  Took it in and paid $20 for the service and its been fine.  Tire guy said the rim was dirty.  Guessing its just aluminum oxidation on my rim.  

 

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scl
perfect and just waxed on the outside. gm pontiac bonneville 17 inch. had bead leaks but fixed them with straight dawn dish soap, just deflate and push down on the tire and pour it between the bead area, no need to break bead, worked for me but still had a very slow leak and thought not again, but it was from the seep hole it the wheel. hopefully just a porous area and not corrosion from the inside out.  when i break or have a wheel broken down i may rub grease on the inside of the wheel to stop this corrosion from starting. this wheel had a square what i thought to be a wheel weight i removed a few years back when mounting tires but may have been a factory patch as i have never seen that style before.
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Gunhippie
TUBES!
You can put a tube in a tubeless tire, y'know.
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scl
i know. i put that up in the beginning here and if my jb weld does not work i will do that. it will become my spare. how is the vanagon holding up?
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salukispeed
This isn't going to sound good but I use Dawn and water on steel wheels and never on Aluminum. The dawn is caustic ( like lye ) Which is why it works on grease and food.  and will attack the aluminum eventually it will aggravate the bead leaks I used it for years and eventually found out it was the cause of my Tubeless Motorcycle bead leaks. Steel wheels is no issue. 
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scl
you learn something new everyday, thanks.  i may try black magic tire wet for the aluminum ones from now on.
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Gunhippie
scl wrote:
i know. i put that up in the beginning here and if my jb weld does not work i will do that. it will become my spare. how is the vanagon holding up?


Vanagon could use a large influx of money right now--as usual.

Between the lockdowns and the early fire season, I'm not doing a lot of driving this season anyway.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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scl
my driving is way down too. recently put a condenser and radiator in my regal gs, both for under 100.00 but i had to do the labor. my window motor and regulator are next, but still have no idea how moisture got into a sealed motor.
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arizonacamper
Electric motors are not sealed they have to breathe when they operate
Shawn 
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Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

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Sandman
How old is the rim? I'm trying to imagine how a pinhole formed on an aluminum rim. It may have been a flaw in the casting or forming process. If so the manufacturer may replace the rim.
Sounds like you made the right decision taking it off the road. Aluminum is great until notit's not, and some types can't be properly welded.
my uncle worked at motor wheel corp in lansing, prior to its closing in the mid 80’s they were doing research on making rims out of some type of thermoplastic......they didnt have good results & abandoned the idea

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