Metal tyre valve replacement

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by TerryL, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. TerryL

    TerryL Funster Life Member

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    I'm just about to have a new set of tyres fitted. Metal valves were fitted when I changed to alloys 5 yrs ago but have not been touched since through a couple of tyre changes. I know rubber valves must be changed with tyres but what about metal valves? Can I get away with just changing the cores or should I get new valves - I'll have to order them from Tyresave as very few tyre places sell them. Or do you think I should leave well alone (it ain't broke don't fix it). Never had any problems and I've got TPMS for peace of mind.

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    My advice to you Terry is change them.They have a rubber ORing which makes the seal between valve and wheel and with time that does deteriorate .for the price of a valve it's not worth it.what price on peace of mind.:xsmile:
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