Dodgy metal valve - Result!

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  1. Chaumo

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    When pumping up tyres the other day, noticed that the valve on one tyre continued to leak when pump removed or when TYREPAL sensor removed. Rung loads of local companies big and small and a couple of motorhome dealers. No one willing or able to help. Eventually ATS at Gloucester offered to look and order parts if necessary. Took it in and within seconds told me it was just the core that had become loose. Tightened it up, checked the pressure and all sorted at no charge. And all with a smile. I know it says a lot about my mechanical ability but I don't care, it's fixed!
    Hope this may help someone else who knows nothing about anything and has a leaky valve.
     
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    What was used to tighten it ?
    Do we all need one for our clutter box, sorry, tool kit?
     
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    Best to call it a tyre valve core removal thingy. Looks like a small thin screwdriver with a notch on the end. Just googled them. A variety available from about £4. Not to be confused with the same thing for cycles.
     
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    Oldest trick in the book - spit on finger, wipe over valve, look for bubbles.
     
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    Old fashioned mechanical piston tyre gauges had one screwed into the end of the piston. Once again modern technology makes a backwards step. ;)
     
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    Still useing one of them:)
     
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    I carry one on the bike.
     
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    Iv'e tried that Brian but see no bubbles, however if I shine a torch on my fingers I can see my blood
     
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    Here is a man with sights on The Top Job when old-mo chooses to vacate it.
     
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    I use one of these to tighten valve cores.
     
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    and come on tell everyone what the other three bits on it are for.
     
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    Removing stones from horses feet?
     
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    One's for letting down the tyres of people who annoy you. ;) (not really)
     
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    You irriot, you'll never tighten your finger nail up with that!
     
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    Drilling and tapping the valve core.
     
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    and one for removing broken valves .
    one for cleaning the outside thread on the valve .
    one for cleaning the internal thread ,
    and of course tightening the valve .
    they are a very usefull tool .
     
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    Getting stones out of horses hooves. .?? Hahaha.
     
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    bloody swiss army knife is no good then :LOL:
     
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    Great now I know what the other bits do now Thanks
     
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