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#1 Big_dom91

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

Right guys and gals front tyres looked like they needed some air so went to remove my dust caps which have the little anti-theft grub screws on but have rusted a d lost there thread :@ !!! So how would i get these off without damaging the valve ?

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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:14 PM

May be a good idea to head to your local tyre fitters and get them to fit new valves.
I have had this set of caps for 5 years and they're still good.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:38 PM

May be a good idea to head to your local tyre fitters and get them to fit new valves.
I have had this set of caps for 5 years and they're still good.

Cheers mate what would you exspect to pay for 4 new valves ?

http://pages.ebay.co...id=251270002400

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:18 AM

just twist. Mine are same, well the key I got didn't work and rounded off..so I twist and they come off easy... not had an issue with my valves yet.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

pair of plyers did the trick on mine then leave some oil sitting inside them drain it out and refit should stop them getting rusted on



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

Its not the actual dust cap its the little grub screw you use an allen key to loosen so no one robs them might try a pai of plyers tho cheers

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

Local tyre dealer, simple case of pulling the whole valve out of the wheel and replacing with a new one. Don't pay any more than £2.50 a valve inc the work to change over, I've done loads of these due to the cheap aluminium dust caps and removed/replaced all with out any damage to wheels.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:27 PM

Cheers mate its going into ford in the morning anyway for a free car check so might see how much theyl do it otherwise its a little trip round somewere cheaper haha

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:29 PM

agreed, valves are not worth that much and shouldnt be charged at a premium rate.crikey even cutting the valve off will do the job :P



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

All sorted nice fella at ford got them all off and replaced with some plastic ones free of charge :)

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

That is what we like to hear! Free is welcome anytime!

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