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    lowering air pressure with fluid in tires?

    well I got all 4 tires ballasted on my 5115R. IT seems like they got too much air pressure in them. With valve stem at 12:00 position fluid still comes out. Do they need to be off and lying down?
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    Rotating the tire to the 12 o'clock position is the correct approach. It sounds like they might be over filled with fluid as well. Do you have a way to jack up one tire at a time to get the weight off it? Realizing that on the 5115R you're probably dealing with a lot of axle weight.

    Laying loaded tires flat on the ground is usually not recommended due to the difficulty with picking them back up. But if you have a way to lift the tire back into position I can't see it hurting anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefarmer View Post
    well I got all 4 tires ballasted on my 5115R. IT seems like they got too much air pressure in them. With valve stem at 12:00 position fluid still comes out. Do they need to be off and lying down?
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    No. It's very common for the tires to be filled with fluid past the stem when in the 12:00 position. Mine are.
    Get yourself a gauge that is made for fluid filled tires and wash it out after you use it. In a pinch you can use a
    regular gauge but you must wash it out thoroughly when done.


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