Tyre Valves (1 Viewer)

Jul 1, 2010
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Just over 3 years ago my alloys were replaced as a goodwill gesture by Hymer but cost of changing them was down to me. Local garage which also specialises in tyres for a wide rang of vehicles did the job for me. They fitted rubber stemmed valve which I queried on collection, the very experienced and knowledgeable tyre fitter informed me the would take the pressures of an almost 4 tonne motorhome without issue and they fitted them to a wide range of commercial vehicles and lorries. Travelled many miles both here and in Spain since without problem.
So my tyres are date stamped 2016 and although showing plenty of tread and no cracking it’s time to renew them.
My question to the fun collective would it be a wise decision to insist on metal hp valves or continue with rubber stemmed ones.
Look forward to you input and advice. TIA
 
Sep 9, 2019
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Why don't you take the opportunity to fit Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) valves from some one like Tyrepal?

Cheers!

Russ
 

Nanniemate

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I had some fitted the lgv /psv tyre fitter assured me they were fine but still ordered metal ones and changed them one they arrived , long story ...
 

Stealaway

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I have heard reports that metal tyre valves can cause corrosion with some alloy wheels.
I would only have high pressure rubber ones just like the factory fit.
 
Dec 2, 2019
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If running over 65psi then use metal otherwise rubber are ok. Weight has nothing to do with it so poke your fitter in the eye.
 
Sep 26, 2013
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Why don't you take the opportunity to fit Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) valves from some one like Tyrepal?

Cheers!

Russ
They are not valves, they are a sensor that screws onto the existing valve, not suitable for rubber valves though as difficult to tighten up to prevent leakage.
 
Sep 9, 2019
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There are metal TPMS valves and after market detectors definitely available on ebay/Amazon.....

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Lenny HB

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There are two types of rubber valves the high pressure ones have a brass core they are OK standard ones used on cars are not.
I would fit the metal ones they shouldn't cause corrosion as there is an O ring that makes the seal on the inside of the rim, they are what the manufacturers fit.
 
Apr 3, 2018
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Why don't you take the opportunity to fit Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) valves from some one like Tyrepal?

Cheers!

Russ
Does not really answer OP's question as Tyrepal can be fitted to both metal and rubber stemmed valves.
 

Two on Tour

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I have heard reports that metal tyre valves can cause corrosion with some alloy wheels.
The metal valves failed on a van I had which had alloys due to corrosion.

The metal tyre valve stems I fitted when I changed over to alloy's had a rubber insert that went in the tyre valve stem hole in the alloy which prevented any part of the metal of the valve stem from coming in contact with the alloy of the wheel.

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