Originally Posted by Mountndream
I picked it up from AutoTire, where the tires had been mounted and balanced. They stated it was a bad bead and it caused the leak. they assured me I should have no more issues. I will report back in two weeks after I take them to Amana from STL
Weren't these new tires? If so, I can just about guarantee if that is what was stated, then it was one of three problems.
1.The installer tore the bead when mounting it (which would most likely need a new tire)
2. If they balanced the tires, the clip on the weight actually can make it leak at that point. This is more prevalent on aluminum rims with lips that require weights with larger clips that make a wedge sometimes between the tire bead and rim. You can usually just remove and reinstall the weight to stop that.
3.Or more times than that, they left the barcode label on the bead which will allow it to slowly leak.
I despise these barcode labels on the beads, and we usually paint over them with a special bead sealer product when mounting them that solves that all too common leak.
I have some Carlisle HD's on the rack. let me go see if they have the barcodes on the beads.
EDIT: None of the 9 Carlisles HD tires I have currently in stock have the barcode labels on the beads, so maybe 1 or 2 may apply above.