Valve caps - 5Series.net - Forums

Tires & Wheels Ask all of your Tire & Wheel questions here!
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Valve caps

Old 01-06-2019, 01:37 AM
  #1  
New Members
Thread Starter
 
andy007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 38
Default Valve caps

Don't buy cheap as chips fancy Chinese tyre valve caps without putting some sort of grease on them before fitting them as I did. They were on for 8 months and wouldn't unscrew, they stuck fast, tried with mole grips etc, valves snapped off, two went, dohhhhhhhhhh
andy007 is offline  
Old 01-06-2019, 08:44 AM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
JayArras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Posts: 2,514
My Ride: 530xi
Model Year: 2007
Engine: N52
Default

Good advice. Thanks, Andy!
JayArras is offline  
Old 01-06-2019, 09:08 AM
  #3  
New Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Posts: 366
My Ride: 2005 545i, premium package, 6sp manual, cold package, navigation package.
Model Year: 2005
Engine: N62
Default

Originally Posted by andy007 View Post
Don't buy cheap as chips fancy Chinese tyre valve caps without putting some sort of grease on them before fitting them as I did. They were on for 8 months and wouldn't unscrew, they stuck fast, tried with mole grips etc, valves snapped off, two went, dohhhhhhhhhh
Not a problem if one checks tire pressure at least once a month!.
FormerE30Owner is offline  
Old 01-07-2019, 12:53 AM
  #4  
New Members
Thread Starter
 
andy007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 38
Default

Because it has the flat tyre monitor, they rarely need checking.
andy007 is offline  
Old 01-07-2019, 07:15 AM
  #5  
Super Moderator
 
JayArras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fairfield County, CT
Posts: 2,514
My Ride: 530xi
Model Year: 2007
Engine: N52
Default

It's a good practice to do so however, to prolong the life of your tires and improve gas mileage.
JayArras is offline  
Old 01-15-2019, 03:47 AM
  #6  
New Members
Thread Starter
 
andy007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 38
Default

my tyres last about 1 year, all brands wear out so much, only do about 15,000 on them, terrible
andy007 is offline  
Old 01-15-2019, 06:44 AM
  #7  
New Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Posts: 366
My Ride: 2005 545i, premium package, 6sp manual, cold package, navigation package.
Model Year: 2005
Engine: N62
Default

Originally Posted by andy007 View Post
my tyres last about 1 year, all brands wear out so much, only do about 15,000 on them, terrible
Maybe its because you don't check the tyre pressure often enough and they end up low, with the attendant premature wear. The harder you are on the tyres (very sporting driving etc.) the more the tyres will lose pressure, therefore the more you need to monitor them physically yourself. The flat tyre monitor will not tell you if all the tyres are low pressure, only if one tyre is much lower than the others.
FormerE30Owner is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
brendinernst
E60 Discussion
7
12-01-2013 05:26 AM
craigt-from-atl
E60 Discussion
17
04-16-2013 02:21 PM
TX Buzzard
E60 Discussion
8
03-29-2008 06:16 AM
titanic
Private Member Classifieds
0
07-19-2007 09:26 PM
555
E60 Parts, Accessories and Mods
15
06-04-2005 06:01 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Valve caps


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.