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Old 09-07-2020, 09:00 AM   #1
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Valve stem replacement

I bought a TTS tire monitoring system... and after putting them on the tires of my 2018 19í Flying Cloud, I took them off again to check something. When I did that one of the valve stem cores began to leak. The only way to stop the air from rushing out was to put the cap on. I now will have to replace the stem valve core. My question is - is there a specific stem core valve size for the 15Ē Goodyear Endurance Tires? Can I just go to Walmart and buy a stem valve replacement tool kit that will work on the trailer tires (as opposed to car tires)?
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Old 09-07-2020, 09:11 AM   #2
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Metal?👍

I'm not sure what diameter you need,(our OEM Alcoa wheels came with metal stems), but you will need stems matched to the hole size to support the TPMS sender.

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I think I just need to replace the valve core
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Old 09-07-2020, 09:30 AM   #4
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Just replace the valve core.
What you said is not what people heard.
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Sorry... I did not realize that your wheels came with metal valve stems. 🥴
The valve core has no relation to tire brand.

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It turns out that in removing the TST sensor the valve stem core came loose. All I needed to do was tighten the core stem and the air stopped flowing out.

I am unsure if my 2018 has metal stems or not. The top part is metal but the base looks to be rubber. Donít the metal stems have some kind of metal bolt at the base ... and that is what distinguishes it from the rubber.

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Yes you have rubber valve stems.
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Ok..so now we are back to replacing the rubber valve stems to properly support the TPMS senders.

So I guess what I heard was what I heard.😂

You will need to know the diameter of the stem hole to get the correct metal stem. Many here have done it, they should be able to help with the Dill part number.👍

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What you need is the Dill 902 W stems.
Your valve stem is recessed in that machined area, so a standard valve stem won't fit. The 902W has a shoulder nut, meaning the hex part will be raised above the recess.

Discount Tire is a good source. They're about $5. If you have any tire store do it, be there to show them where it's safe to jack. Better yet, take the wheels there yourself.
(My DT had good techs, but he wanted to jack on the pan, thinking it was the frame.)


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Is a critic always rong?
I just realized that what I read I understood...sorry for any ego assault.😥
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I just bought 5 - Dill VS-902-W metal stems @ $1.69 each from McGee Company out of Dallas. Phone is 214-689-0400. They overnight mailed to me for $6.00. Then you can take them to any tire place and get them installed. Highly recommend...
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ID:	379256on my 2015 25í FC. I would like to install metal valve stems which I believe would be the Dill VS 902w stems. I see members reference the Sendal T-2 rims but I have no idea which rims are on my AS and I donít see any marking on the rim or reference in manuals.

Any thoughts?
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So I am having my tires changed Attachment 379256on my 2015 25’ FC. I would like to install metal valve stems which I believe would be the Dill VS 902w stems. I see members reference the Sendal T-2 rims but I have no idea which rims are on my AS and I don’t see any marking on the rim or reference in manuals.

Any thoughts?
Yes. Those are the Sendel T-2. Same as mine. I just went to the Sendel web site and looked over the rims.
And, yes, I installed the Dill 902-W in those very rims.
The Dill stems are available at most Discount Tire Stores. Call first.

Here's my post on doing it yourself. (I don't recommend it, but I'm glad I did.)
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f31...ms-183020.html
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Thank you Mollysdad.

Yes I called Discount Tire and they have them. As far as changing them myself, Iíll pass on that.

Just an FYI, I decided to change the tires based on comments from other members. They are 5 yrs old and it is worth it to me if I can avoid a blowout. As for the new tires I opted for the Goodyear endurance E rating.

There are a lot of discussions about tire choices but Iím am cautiously hopeful these will prove ok. Time will tell.

Thanks again for the quick response.
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