Ducato 16in wheels - what valves

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  1. Cossieg

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    Hi all. I've searched far and wide to find definitive advice on where to buy the correct metal valves for my Autotrail Comanche wheels. I've bought a secondhand wheel and want to get a new valve to put in it before I take it to have a new tyre put on. Does anyone have the right dimensions etc or better still a place to buy them? I note that tyresavers seem to have some on their website at £30 for 4 but this seems v expensive. Cheers
     
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    You want steel valves ... can you not get them from the tyre fitter?
     
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    I would have thought the tyre fitter would supply one, in with the fitting, just ensure he knows what its going to be used on and specify high pressure valve.
     
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    The place I used didn't have them.
     
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    Thanks very much for the prompt replies! Last time I went to the local dealers none had metal valves in stock so I want to get some myself & remove the issue! Not sure about the EBay listing you link to Bartyfixedit they don't seem to be all metal so I'm not sure. I did look at the listing previously. Keep up the good work!
     
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    They don't have to be all-metal (with a compression nut). They can be conventional fitting with a reinforced base. Three types are pictured here - first two and fourth photos):

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=h...&ei=HU8IVcmiBoXV7QafjoHIAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CFMQsAQ
     
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    I am also looking for one - I have just bought a Fiat Alloy but none of the local tyre places have the valve for it. I will either have them take it off the old one as its the rim thats leaking or maybe we can go split a set? (Although I've just seen where you are so maybe not practical)
     
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    I bought some a few years ago from our local tyre and exhaust depot.......£8 each fitted So £30 for four sounds reasonable today.
     
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    Thanks everyone.
    I think either Schrader or Alligator are the right valves for me given the pressures etc. I've found a couple of dealers, Auto4 and PTA Shrewsbury. I haven't ordered any yet though!
     
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    That looks a good bet - we had a result - our local Tyre place - (Hi Q) had a high pressure metal valve in stock so fitted it all now good.
     
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