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afret
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From: Lancaster, CA
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posted 05-01-2003 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My tire kept losing air and found out it is leaking from the wheel (Auto Drag). Air comes out from around the stud holes where the two halves come together. If I remember right there is silicone to seal the 2 sides of the wheel which you can see when the tire is off. Would adding more silicone be worth a try or is it time to just get another wheel? Just got my new headers on and 3 inch exhaust with Dynomax Super Turbos with turndowns. These new 3 inch core Dynomax mufflers are huge, they barely fit. They sound great though, not too loud and not too quiet. Just need new rear tires and I'll be ready to get the car finally back on the road.

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steve'66
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posted 05-01-2003 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's got to be a fix. Check with Centerline, they should have a goo to suit the purpose.

SteveW

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afret
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posted 05-01-2003 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the advice, Steve. Glad you got your 408 running again. Did you have a problem with the bearings in it before? Just wondering because your post mentioned copper in your oil on your initial oil change. Hope you have a great day and fast times at the track this weekend.

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steve'66
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posted 05-01-2003 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah the last eagle crank was cracked and we had a spun rod bearing too.

SteveW

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John Holloway
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posted 05-01-2003 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Afret, I had the same problem years ago, all I did was scrape out the old silicone,clean up the center of the wheel where the two halfs meet and resilicone the wheel with silicone that you would on aluminum siding and let it dry completely.

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BLUE
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From: COLLINSVILLE, IL
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posted 05-01-2003 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLUE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just my .02 but be sure to use 100% silicone and not a blend like "siliconized" or a latex/silicon mix. Reason being the 100% silicon will stay somewhat soft and pliable as where the other mixes will tend to harden and crack with time.

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afret
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posted 05-02-2003 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for afret   Click Here to Email afret     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. That sounds like the way to go. I'll get the tire off and resilicone the gap.
Earl

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