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Old 05-03-2014, 09:47 PM   #15
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After a little over three years of trouble-free use, my Dill TPMS system has developed an issue. The problem began when I replaced all four tires on the trailer and found one of the transmitters had broken loose inside of the tire (right rear tire if it matters).


I purchased a replacement transmitter and chip, and I installed them in the right rear tire. Since then, I have not been able to get the system to work properly. The system will not recognize all four tires. Dill has been working with me to diagnose the problem, and sent me a replacement transmitter and chip at no cost for the right rear tire.


When I installed the new tires, I went from a load range "D" tire to a load range "E" tire. This raised my cold inflation tire pressure from 65 psig to 75 psig. This is where I first noticed the problem. I was unable to get the system to recognize the new base line pressure.


Has anyone else with a Dill TPMS system encountered any problems?
After replacing the suspect transmitter and associated chip for the right rear tire on the trailer, the system did not want to recognize the new cold inflation pressure. After further discussions with Mike Newton at Dill, he suggested that I remove the extension antenna from the rear window of the crew cab truck and run the antenna below the truck to get the antenna as close to the trailer as possible. When removing the antenna from the rear of the display in the truck, I discovered that the antenna core wire was defective. Mike sent me a replacement antenna at no costs to me. I installed the new antenna and all now works as it should.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:39 PM   #16
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I recently had installed a new set of tires on our AS. On the first tire removed and broken down, the tire guy found the Dill transmitter, a washer, and a broken retainer screw loose inside the tire. The other three tires were fine.

The tire guy knew that the tire contained a Dill transmitter, and I did not see any obvious marks on the transmitter that would indicate that the tire machine might make if it struck the transmitter during breakdown of the tire.

The small retainer screw appears to have failed. When I replace the transmitter assembly next week, I will examine the valve stem (currently still in the tire) to see if I can tell what might have happened.

I did the install of the transmitters (on 05/04/2010) in each of the four rims and used a torque wrench on the retainer screws. At this point, I have no idea as to what might have caused this failure. Nor do I know when the failure occurred, as the transmitter continued to work normally as it swam around inside the tire.
Do you mean you used a torque wrench on the stem retaining nut? and the "screw" that failed is the one that attached the sensor body to the stem?
I thought the screw was installed by Dill.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:47 PM   #17
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The manual that came with my system indicates that the transmitter is installed to the stem after the stem is installed into the rim, and the screw that holds the transmitter on is supposed to be torqued to some small number of inch-pounds, but I don't remember the level.

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Tireman9,

I had a transmitter break off early in my 1st set of Dills. Dill was gracious and supplied a new transmitter and chip. Took it back to tire shop, I think it was over tightened. The shop mgr. mounted the new unit, carefully torqued with a 1/4" drive torque wrench end of story. Dill IIRC did make some comments about proper torque.

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Old 05-13-2014, 07:42 AM   #19
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Tireman9,

I had a transmitter break off early in my 1st set of Dills. Dill was gracious and supplied a new transmitter and chip. Took it back to tire shop, I think it was over tightened. The shop mgr. mounted the new unit, carefully torqued with a 1/4" drive torque wrench end of story. Dill IIRC did make some comments about proper torque.

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Ya the torque spec on the aluminum stems is very critical and an IN-OZ torque wrench is the only way to get it right. Brass is a bit higher but still need proper tool. Sadly many do not have an IN-QZ torque wrench and the "clicker" from HF is not accurate enough based on my testing.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:56 PM   #20
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Do you mean you used a torque wrench on the stem retaining nut? and the "screw" that failed is the one that attached the sensor body to the stem?
I thought the screw was installed by Dill.
The installer has to torque both the stem and the screw mentioned above.
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Installed this system when I went to the 16" wheels and Michelin's just over two years ago. Ordered the system when I got the tires from Tire Rack. Has worked perfectly and I really like it!
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