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Old 07-14-2005, 02:46 PM   #11
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I'd just cut the valve cap off.. if it'* just a plastic one. I'd probably take a lighter to it or something. Just don't melt the rubber valve stem.


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Most likely they would cut the stem
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I'd just cut the valve cap off.. if it'* just a plastic one. I'd probably take a lighter to it or something. Just don't melt the rubber valve stem.


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Yeah, it'd be much better to risk damaging the stem in place, and having to limp to the tire store on the donut, than to just go ahead and have the damaged repaired correctly...
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In this case I would probably go to the tire place, talk to the guy and explain the situation. They may have luck pulling the caps off. If so they sell you a set of caps $10 labor and off you go.
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ok, how strong are the valve stems? cause i didnt use my pliers as ard as i could for fear of tearing the stem, but if it can hold up to a vicegrip then i moight just have a chance.
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too late, i tried it, it ripped the rubber a little but its not leaking, im taking it to firestone sinc ei have the lifetime brake service ther ei need new brakes, plus my tires need to be rotated, and i need an alignment, and i need to charge my a/c... etc.
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If your caps are glued on, there is probably glue down in the valve itself and you wouldn't be able to fill them anyways! Matt
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who wants closure? $28 at firestone, i dont tihnk they charged me for the parts, receipt seems to indicate only labor was charged
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Ok...next person that comes near your car.... what happens to them?
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