OEM wheels flaking; bead leaks

Tim Leonard nard1 at cablespeed.com
Sun Jan 25 17:47:03 PST 2009

Caused by the slop the tire shops use to mount the tires. Causes corrosion 
of the aluminum and then low pressure then the need for a new tire and on 
and on. The slop is good for future business.
Yeah it Audi's fault!!.
Tim Leonard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dennis Unsworth" <unzie at ixi.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 13:56
Subject: OEM wheels flaking; bead leaks

> OEM wheels are flaking where the bead contacts the wheel. New Cooper
> CS4's won't maintain pressure. '03 Allroad 2.7T; 83k miles, new to me
> last summer; OEM 17 x 7.5, 5 spoke wheels. External surface looks
> great and there are no signs of abuse, but 3 of 4 tires won't
> maintain pressure for more than a week. Worst one loses half its
> pressure in 7 - 10 days. Bath confirmed leaking at the bead. There's
> quite a bit of flaking apparent once the tire is removed.
> Ever see such a thing? Time to go wheel shopping?
> Dennis
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