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 01-08-2003, 10:21 Post: 47156
DaveG
2003-01-08 10:21:53
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I just purchased a Kubota B1700. The rear tires are loaded. However, one of the tires looks a bit low, so I thought I would add some air to it. I rotated the wheel so that the valve stem was at the top. Then I tried to check the pressure, but fluid still came out. I checked the other tire with the same results.

Can I just add air until the tire looks OK and/or the tire fills up enough so the fluid is no longer at the top? I'm pretty sure the tires aren't 100% full of fluid, since it appears to be low.

Thanks. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.






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 01-08-2003, 10:41 Post: 47157
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should work fine to add air Dave. Maybe all of the air has leaked out and fluid is all that is left. Air will bleed out thru the rubber in a tire over time, but I don't believe the water molecules are small enough to bleed out thru the rubber.






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 01-08-2003, 10:50 Post: 47159
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If you want to make real sure you can let fluid out until the tires are about "half flat" and then fill with air from that point. Too much fluid is a bad thing. 10 to 25 percent of the tire should be air space.






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 01-08-2003, 11:24 Post: 47161
DaveG
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Thanks for the QUICK replies! I'll try adding air, since one of the tires already looks almost half flat. I'll let you know how I make out.






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