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Cracked alloy

I noticed my rear nearside wheel was repeatedly going low on pressure, so while the car was in the dealer for a new parking sensor recently I asked them to take a look. 'We've pumped it up and checked it through the day and it's all OK sir, and we can't see any damage or punctures'.

So, after a trip to a nearby trustworthy tyre place, the result is, the wheel is cracked on the inside edge and that's where the air is leaking from.

I've checked eBay with no luck... Anyone looking to offload a rim? It's a 17" 10-spoke, the kind where the spokes are in five pairs.

Alternatively, what sort of price would a new one be, presumably 250ish?
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Get it tig welded?
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yeah, there are loads of places that can refurbish alloys at very good prices.
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Get it welded mate. Perfectly good solution - cheap and safe.

My previous (VXR) had alloys made from egg shells. Vauxhall wanted 400 for a new one. No way!
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