Valve stems

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Valve stems

Post by lamasue » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:46 am

How offten are people changing out valve stems ive done many a tire change but not stems im worried about failure

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Re: Valve stems

Post by keithg64 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:20 pm

Some change every time tires are changed and some never. I've changed mine 3 times in 7 years but that was to change to a different valve stem style. If you still have the rubber ones definitely change to the metal ones or the low profile aluminium ones.
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Re: Valve stems

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:07 pm

I like to put a new one in every tire change. they are cheap.

when I bought my 1800, I installed the L-shaped all metal stems and problem solved.

just install a new valve stem with every new tire.

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Re: Valve stems

Post by Fiberthree » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:27 pm

I just installed my 10th set of tires and with them, changed from the original factory stems to the metal stem valves. The rear stem was starting to show signs of ageing. This was with 177K miles. Probably a bit too long, but the factory units never looked bad.

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Re: Valve stems

Post by joeincalif » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:17 am

As everyone has said, when you change them use the metal ones. If you just put new tires on and have the old stems and the keeper you will probably O.K., you hear of the stem failing but not very often. I have heard of someone that changed the stem without removing the tire,

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Re: Valve stems

Post by Wingsconsin » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:33 pm

Valve stems are fairly inexpensive -
And they are fairly important --

SO for ME -- I change them every tire change -

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