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My rear crossmax SL (on a Rush 1000) leaks very slowly through two of the spoke holes at the rim. It will go from 35 to about 25 psi in a day. I know that it is at two particular spokes because after putting the green Hutchinson air repair in the tire I see that green fluid has leaked around the threads of these two spokes. After putting in the green slime the leak also stops.

My question is: How could this happen? The wheel looks sealed from the inside and separated from the spoke/rim side. And, if green slime makes its way to the spokes, won’t it be all over this sealed area I can’t see making the rim heavier? Can this be fixed?

Tim.
 

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It's the valve. Air escapes around the valve and travels between the two walls to the spoke holes. You just need to check that the valve is tight enough, not too tight either. Check it's condition, the rubber seal at it's base (inside the rim) has to be in good condition. Putting a few drops of sealant at the rim/valve junction (inside again, so you have to take off the tire, at least one bead) usually solves this.
 

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Dan,

Thanks!! That makes me feel much better. Do you think I made my wheel much heavier with green slime in there? Is there a way to get it out?

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I'm not a Slime expert, I use Stan's when mounting lightish UST tires with thin casings. How much did you put in? Are you worried there is slime stuck between the rim walls? If it's liquid, you can probably let it drip out by hanging the wheel with the valve hole at the bottom (without the valve of course) for a while...
 
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