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Have a damaged alloy, which is causing my tyre to deflate.

 

Anyone know where I can get the wheel repaired to round to renew the seal properly?

 

Note: I am not looking for refurbishers to repaint scuffs etc.

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Think you might have to travel a bit to get that done. Google wheel straightening rather than alloy repairs and it brings up several but seemingly none in Warrington.

 

Might be better to replace rather than repair it provided you can buy a single wheel. How did you manage to bend it?

 

Bill :)

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I had the car serviced a few weeks back and got told my streering rack needs replacing at a cost of just under a thousand pounds.

 

Ok I know it's an Alfa but jokes aside, no modern car should expect this kind of premature failure and you do have to wonder how much the bumps have contributed to this. :x

 

Bill :)

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AI have had quite a few Scorpios over the years as well as the old granadas and up until I got rid of my last one last year, I was replacing front suspension drop links at an average of one set every 9 months. Now since the MKIII Granadas and the Scorpio had identical front suspension and I can't remember ever changing drop links until these infernal bumps started to appear everywhere, there may well be a case for sueing the coucil and reclaiming repair costs.

 

Add to that the huge pot holes we have now as well, no wonder the cars suspension is suffering!

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Have a damaged alloy, which is causing my tyre to deflate.

 

Anyone know where I can get the wheel repaired to round to renew the seal properly?

 

Note: I am not looking for refurbishers to repaint scuffs etc.

 

For the sake of your safety and that of others, I would replace the wheel.

 

However, found the following website:

 

http://www.alloywheelrepairs.net/

 

Replacement might be cheaper than repair

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I had the car serviced a few weeks back and got told my streering rack needs replacing at a cost of just under a thousand pounds.

 

Ok I know it's an Alfa but jokes aside, no modern car should expect this kind of premature failure and you do have to wonder how much the bumps have contributed to this. :x

 

Bill :)

Good to know you're a fellow Alfaisti.

 

I absolutely abhor these speed bumps, the damage they do is a disgrace, and yet the council seemingly can just keep pumping them out as if there is no alternative to safety.

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I reckon it?d be a waste of time trying to prove something like this as wear and tear occurs anyway even without bumps. I hit a really deep pothole in Oldham one time and the impact was so hard I felt it necessary to get the steering checked out. Fortunately it was ok but in cases like that I think there would be a good case for a claim. Only trashed an alloy one time but it was my own fault, I just didn?t see the kerb and hit it at full whack bursting the tyre and completely wrecking the wheel. (Not the current car)

 

Think I asked some time back what model you have but don?t recall a reply. I?m currently running a silver 2.2 Brera SE with Mango?s induction mod and overall, I?m pretty pleased with it. The only disappointment was that the salesman told me it was a "bird magnet" but to date the only bird I?ve atracted was a wood pigeon on the M62. :(:(:(

 

Bill :)

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LOL.

 

Don't recall the question, but I'm on my first Alfa, a 156JTD Veloce, the alloys are the multi spoke, not the pepper pot ones that I think look awful.

 

Love the Brera, very nice car Bill.

 

As for a claim, not really looking to make one, because I can imagine all the 'prove it' nonsense I would have to jump through.

 

The wheel isn't damaged as such, just that as the specialists pointed out at MOT time, it's "thrupenny bited". Apparently something that is very common with the state of our roads nowadays. Totally repairable, it's just finding someone who can do it that's the issue.

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Have a damaged alloy, which is causing my tyre to deflate.

 

The wheel isn't damaged as such, just that as the specialists pointed out at MOT time, it's "thrupenny bited". ......... Totally repairable, it's just finding someone who can do it that's the issue.

 

So if it's damaged..... but not damaged.... what's actually wrong with it :lol:

 

Would have thought that if it's causing your tyre to actually deflate it must have had a really nasty wack on the rim :shock:

 

Male drivers :lol:

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Have a damaged alloy, which is causing my tyre to deflate.

 

The wheel isn't damaged as such, just that as the specialists pointed out at MOT time, it's "thrupenny bited". ......... Totally repairable, it's just finding someone who can do it that's the issue.

 

So if it's damaged..... but not damaged.... what's actually wrong with it :lol:

 

Would have thought that if it's causing your tyre to actually deflate it must have had a really nasty wack on the rim :shock:

 

Male drivers :lol:

I mean it's not broken or split, simply knocked out of shape. Do female drivers never hit potholes like?

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So it is damaged then :lol::lol: ...... Caused by a nasty knock by a pothole :P Low profile by any chance :shock:

 

You should have put in a claim for a new alloy Fatshaft if it's been knocked out of shape enought to deflate it could well be buggered. You seem sure that it was the pothole that did it so why didn't you complain to whoever is responsible for the road condition straight away :?

 

Like already said it could be cost prohibitive to try and get it repaired but only a professional could advise you of that after actually seeing the damage.

 

PS yes I've been over a few potholes in my time but thankfully only at very low speeds as they always seem to be on side roads and I've spotted them in advance.....so no damage caused.

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Yeah, low profile.

 

Didn't claim because didn't know it was out of shape, it's not something you can see until the tyre is off, even then I couldn't tell that was the problem. Only found out when I tried to find out what was causing my 'slow puncture', only to be told the tyre is perfect, the wheel is a 50p piece.

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..... or perhaps he's just been too tyred after being out on bender last night and is keeping a bit of a low profile until he feels a little less wobbly. :P

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Have a damaged alloy, which is causing my tyre to deflate.

 

Anyone know where I can get the wheel repaired to round to renew the seal properly?

 

Note: I am not looking for refurbishers to repaint scuffs etc.

 

For the sake of your safety and that of others, I would replace the wheel.

 

However, found the following website:

 

http://www.alloywheelrepairs.net/

 

Replacement might be cheaper than repair

 

Cheers Paul, afetr a lot of digging, I found these guys up in Bamber Bridge that do the same

 

http://www.wheelrepair.co.uk/

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Just a thought, isn?t it possible to fit an inner tube or even use some proprietary sealer? If the wheel isn?t actually damaged then it should be perfectly safe to do this provided it?s re-balanced afterwards.

 

I reckon it?d be a whole lot cheaper than attempting to straighten and what?s more it could be done by most local garages.

 

Bill :)

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Would it not be easier and quicker to get a new wheel? :?
As I have a 156, they don't make the model of wheel anymore, but let's assume they did, then it would be roughly the same price as this one http://www.mangoletsi.com/alfa/parts-shop/view/9112-17-10-spoke-alloy-wheel-kit.html

 

I think over ?600 for one wheel answers the question. The fix I need is about ?35 apparently, droppped it off ths morning.

 

If I wanted to get all four wheels stripped back and repainted and lacquered to look like new, that's around ?310, so about half the price of one new wheel.

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You know, I've seen those prices and I honestly thought the price was for a set of four! :oops: My fronts are getting pretty marked up and was wondering if it was worth having them refurbished or whether to just buy a couple of new ones. Well that's out the window for sure.

 

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Here's mine on a rare occasion when it was clean. You ought to be glad you've not got these wheels, you need a bloomin toothbrush to try to clean them.

 

Bill :)

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