Leaking Tyre Valves (1 Viewer)

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Jan 18, 2022
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Guys,
The two front tyre valves fitted to the Fiat 16 inch alloys on my 2018 fiat Ducato Kontiki motor home are leaking and I am loosing tyre pressure. Looking to replace the valves, Can anyone recommend where to obtain a quality metal replace valves/s. Just a bit concerned about buying of eBay etc.
 
Jun 6, 2020
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For peace of mind I would pop into a local tyre dealer who can look at and replace if required, unless you have a compressor they take an age to pump up from being flat and you may need to have them jacked up to stop any damage to the tyre when deflated without support.
 
Dec 31, 2010
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For peace of mind I would pop into a local tyre dealer who can look at and replace if required, unless you have a compressor they take an age to pump up from being flat and you may need to have them jacked up to stop any damage to the tyre when deflated without support.
jezport used to sell good quality metal ones.
 
Dec 12, 2010
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If they're leaking from the cores, just replace that part (remove the dust cap, spit on your finger and wipe it over the top of the valve stem, if it starts to bubble, it's the cores, might even just need nipping up ?).
You can buy 4 cores from Halfords for £2, but you'll need the little tool too and a means to reinflate them.
 
Jun 10, 2020
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This tool is only a couple of quid, as jockaneezer said above the core may just need tightening up a little, may not need any new valves. The rear wheel valve core on my motorcycle has occasionally vibrated loose, takes 30 seconds to fix!

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Oct 7, 2013
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If they are alloy wheels and have had moisture inside they may be suffering from corrosion around the valves.

Take the wheels to a good tyre company and they should be able to clean up the area to restore the seal or fit inner tubes.

Guess how I know! :unsure:
 

Stealaway

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Jan 8, 2013
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Fiat don't think metal valves are necessary.
The correct rubber ones are fine.
I would replace the valve cores first or even just tighten them.
Amazon have a kit for £2.69

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Oct 7, 2013
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A good tyre company certainly won't fit tubes to a tubeless tyre and rim.
The tyre structure and tube aren't compatible.
Did that for years on motorcycles which are much more tyre critical. I have, so far, survived over 50 years of such riding.

Can you back up your statement?
 

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