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Old 8th June 2008, 17:57   #1
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I checked my Stepney after maybe over a year (I know bad practice) and turns out that it showed a PSI of 12 compared to 32 PSI in the other tires. Is that supposed to be normal, Or do I have a slow leak?
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yes you have a slow leak. otherwise the air you filled in the tyre would be still there. But considering that you filled the air in the stepney one whole year back and never bothered to check it till now it can be assumed that this kind of a pressure drop is natural. I believe that you must've have checked and refilled your other tyres regularly if so then that is the reason your other tyres are normal.

Anyways fill the air in the stepney and check the pressure after two days, if there is a pressure drop of 2 or 3 units then it definitely is a leak that has to be attended.
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Based on the time interval mentioned, I believe it is normal. But, just to be on the safe side, fill her up and then check after few days. Should be more or less the same.
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Thanks folks. Filled. Will cross-check in a few days.
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i had a flat tire few moths ago in my alto

so i took out the stepney and i was fearing that the tire would have very little air but to my relief the tire had normal amount of air which i filled 2 years ago

so i think you have a slow leaking tire
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Definetely a slow but sure leak. The diff in tyre pressure would not be more than 2-4 psi at the most even after a year.
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As manikjeet mentioned there will not be a such a loss in pressure after one year, there is definetly a leak, examine the mouth area of the tube, most of the time they are the culprits, I suggest you to check the tubes before you hit the road for a long drive, it's alwasy a best practice to check the stepney once every 5 months at max.
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