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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 13th March 2019, 13:59 Thread Starter
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Tyre losing pressure.

I know this has been mentioned before on here, but my front offside tyre has been losing about 5psi
in a fortnight.
Eventually I took it in to be looked at, and it turned out to be corrosion around the valve stem.
This seems to be quite a common fault. Do other Fords get the same problem, or is it just the
quality of the aluminum on the BMax ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 13th March 2019, 17:20
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Common problem with alloy wheels I'm afraid, both around the valve stems and the rims.
I suspect that the BMax alloys are a bit substandard compared to the alloys I had on my last Fiesta.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 27th March 2019, 17:49
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After 2 years I noticed corrosion around the valve stems of 3 of the 4 wheels and these were changed, not sure why the 4th wasn't. However I had a new off side front tyre changed last week and it seems to be losing pressure ever so slightly.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 28th March 2019, 00:05
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Looks like the fourth wheel needs changing then.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 28th March 2019, 21:32
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Its looking that way but why Ford adopt a minimalistic approach to corrective measures beggars belief.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 1st April 2019, 19:21
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For this exact fault I had 2 of my wheels replaced under ford warranty with. My car was under 3 years old at the time though, but they may pay toward a new pair or more.

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