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Old 1st October 2007, 10:19   #1
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Question MAtiz rims rusted - help

I recently fitted tubeless mitchlins onto my stock steel rims after the tyre dealer said my rims were fine. but now i found a loss of pressure of about 9 - 10 lbs on one and 4-5 lbs on another wheel per week. so went to a puncture repair guy and he said the area around the nozzle is rusted and air is leaking from there. after filing the area to take off the rust he said see how it works. so I'm waiting and watching. Need help in:-
(a) Puncture guy said if this is not working we can weld these nozzle holes shut and drill another hole. Is this advisable?
(b) If i need to get new steel rims (alloys are not considered here for monetary reasons) where can I sourse these from? can any 13" 4.5 J rims fit?
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Old 1st October 2007, 11:35   #2
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You would need 98 PCD rims.The only other cars to have them is the Fiat family. Try to hunt for them at local tyre shops who sell alloys and also at disposal / car scrap dealers.
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Goandude don't take risks on tyres. Best to find new rims.
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Generally I 've found that many people have this problem when they fit tubeless tyres on old steel rims. You should either have new steel rims, or alloys, if affordable.
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Goandude don't take risks on tyres. Best to find new rims.
kindly suggest sources for the rims here in Goa.
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can any 13" 4.5 J rims fit?
Please ensure correct PCD and offset. See this:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...tml#post298638 (Rim and tyre change for Matiz..)
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Goandude, Impact has got a good selection of alloys. Also Jimron is receiving new stocks soon. For steel rims you could try Jimron again or parijat, or jeet singh chandok. Parijat has got neo wheels. Can try to hook up a discount for you on neo wheels with 'On Wheels' if you like.

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Hi Goandude,

Best solution is to go for new disc wheels, they are cheap.

If you want a makeshift solution try applying epoxy on innerside of valve hole, on the wheel & then buff the excess away.

Second solution is to apply solder from inside.But soldering on steel is very difficult(not impossible), you have to use zinc-chloride flux & apply some molten solder along with fulx from inside of wheel. & buff away excess with a flint.

I hope it helps you.
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Best solution is to go for new disc wheels, they are cheap.
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"disc wheels" ? I'm mising something here. kindly elaborate.
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"disc wheels" ? I'm mising something here. kindly elaborate.
He means Steel wheels, the normal ones that come on the Matiz. Steel wheels are also referred to as Disc Wheels.
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Not sure if a Fiesta's steel rims could be used in a Matiz---I have a set of 4 brand new Fiesta steel rims.
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"disc wheels" ? I'm mising something here. kindly elaborate.
The Normal steel wheels(normal rims), are called as disc wheels, because of there construction.

A pressed metal disc forms the wheel, which is welded/bolted/riveted to the rim to form the wheel(the metal part other than tire). Other types are spoke & alloy wheels.

I hope now disc wheels are clear.
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Thanks arunforu1 and iraghava for the enlightenment.
vnabhi matiz rims are 4.5 J 13 with PCD 114.3 (some say 98) and offset of 45mm. If your fiesta's rims have these specs I would take them. even 5.5 would do.
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Not sure if a Fiesta's steel rims could be used in a Matiz---I have a set of 4 brand new Fiesta steel rims.
Fiesta rims are 14" and Matiz needs 13" rims.
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Guys, so far the pressures are holding in both my tyres. so I guess i'm ok with the current rims for the time being. crossing fingers here.
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