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kryptonjohn
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  #2050283 6-Jul-2018 09:21
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Geektastic:
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Bugger - can't they source a 2nd hand one locally? Usually there's one lying around from a car that's been wrecked, upgraded its wheels or something?

 



Why? I think it is excellent service from the dealer to insist on ordering a new, genuine part.

 

Depends on who's paying. If it's you then I think it's terrible service bordering on criminal. If them, then wonderful!

 

 


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  #2050355 6-Jul-2018 10:57
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I don't know, but you'd think they could spray 'something' in the wheel giving it a coating that blocks the leak?


 
 
 
 


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  #2051116 7-Jul-2018 15:05
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kryptonjohn:

Geektastic:
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Bugger - can't they source a 2nd hand one locally? Usually there's one lying around from a car that's been wrecked, upgraded its wheels or something?




Why? I think it is excellent service from the dealer to insist on ordering a new, genuine part.


Depends on who's paying. If it's you then I think it's terrible service bordering on criminal. If them, then wonderful!


 



The dealer or the tyre fitters. Don't know, but not me whatever the case!





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  #2051119 7-Jul-2018 15:06
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Dairyxox:

I don't know, but you'd think they could spray 'something' in the wheel giving it a coating that blocks the leak?



Possibly. You could weld it too.

However having paid $35k for the vehicle I haven't the slightest intention of letting them off that cheaply.





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  #2060177 21-Jul-2018 22:17
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So...

 

 

 

The story evolved. The leaky wheel ended up causing the tyre to be damaged because it was running soft; I came out one morning and found a bulge on the sidewall. Turned out to be a split inside, caused by the rim rubbing. EDIT = the bulge appeared after the tyre had been fitted to my spare (undamaged) rim.

 

 

 

The supplying dealer agreed to pay the cost of replacing that tyre (nearly $600) and have shipped up the replacement wheel, fitted with (another) new matching tyre. So, tiresome though it has been, I can't fault the dealer's handling of the matter which has been prompt and responsible.






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