Not exactly automotive but related. Another thread about auto tires coming off aluminum rims, probably due to leakage, relates to a snowblower repair
I’m doing for a friend.
I noticed both tires on the snowblower were flat. One I was able to pump up, but when I squirted the rims with soapy water, I saw air leakage at both beads. The other tire I couldn’t even get the bead seated. I tried squirting carb cleaner in there and tossing a match to do the explosion thing in order to seat the bead, but it was too cold for the carb cleaner to vaporize fast enough.
Then I remembered I had a tube of silicone caulk lying around. I cleaned the beads up with carb cleaner, then gooped them up with silicone and inflated the tire. Sealed right up, and next day, no leaks. Did the same to the other tire. Hoping this will be a more or less permanent fix.
Please discuss and offer your own snowblower tips and tricks.