Low tyre pressure warning

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    Hi all,

    So car has sit idle not moved for approx 2 weeks, maybe just over.

    Took it out today on a short trip, got to destination, all ok. Came out and the rear passenger window only was open??? Wasn't open on the way down so unsure how this happened, all doors locked etc. Upon getting home, locked the car as usual and window remained up so bit bizarre. I locked it the same way as usual.

    Upon starting the car, i get greeted by a low tyre pressure warning on iDrive, started driving, tyre pressures then showed up and front passenger is the lowest at 29.

    Could this be purely due it is sitting unused or does it point more to a slow puncture?

    Thinking about getting the tyre checked tomorrow.

    Kev
     
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    Took car down to local tyre place (not BMW), they have put air in all the tyres that needed it and said to come back on Monday and they will re-check and if dropped will then investigate further.

    On checking today, front passenger tyre was at 28 and drivers tyre was at 29.6 so that had dropped since yesterday also.

    Kev
     
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    I had a slow leak from the TPMS valve on the Mini.

    You could check the valve by putting some washing up liquid in some water and pouring it over the valve, in my case the bubbles were evident immediately.

    ... also the lower temps will obviously affect the pressure readings
     
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