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    Poxy dust caps

    Drove car into work today with plans to spin up to help set up the tent for runway club..
    Came back to work to a flat tyre ....the car has little poxy steel prodrive dust caps that have welded themselves onto the valve..soft spair in boot 😡 so they had to come off what a poxy job ...please dont use them they are shit and have fooked up the valves
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    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    A tyre company near the Solus Tower in Bray fitted some tyres for me a few years ago and put "steel" caps on my valves.
    They look identical to the Prodrive ones in your picture, but without the logo.

    ... and yes... the F&$%! yokes were welded on solid and cost price of 4 new valves plus fitting.

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    In other news there is a set of 4 prodrive dust caps for sale

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    Heave a set myself there is a tiny grub screw on them I struggled aswell with one so got the lot off you can have mine I have 3 left

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontommy View Post
    In other news there is a set of 4 prodrive dust caps for sale
    Went in the bin lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary sti View Post
    Heave a set myself there is a tiny grub screw on them I struggled aswell with one so got the lot off you can have mine I have 3 left
    Thats the ones gary small grub screws came out ok just couldn't turn the cap
    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    I'd say the rims are destroyed as well Keith,

    Near worthless,

    How much will ya take for them?

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    An old trick with alloy on metal brass to stop reacting bit of light tool grease or Vaseline on treads helps free it up for next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary sti View Post
    An old trick with alloy on metal brass to stop reacting bit of light tool grease or Vaseline on treads helps free it up for next time
    Wont be a next time ..lol plastic ones from now on
    Need new valves now
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacktar View Post
    I'd say the rims are destroyed as well Keith,

    Near worthless,

    How much will ya take for them?

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    Lol sure send me an offer you never know 😂
    IT TOOK ME FOOKING 3 YEARS TO WORK OUT HOW TO PUT THIS SMALL BIT OF TEXT HERE!!!!!

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    Whatever happened to weight reduction, personally speaking if I’m using the car every day I’d pop on the plastic covers, if only use the steel ones if I’m taking my car to be displayed in a show/jap fest/etc


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    That way you’d never have the problem of a steel cap rusting and chewing on the valves don’t forget that it’s really wet on the island


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    Had the same issue with mine Keith ****s of yokes they are , I was lucky it happened in decs place after getting the suspension set up and he sorted it removing the tyre and replacing the valve
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    have heard similar stories , but have also heard a bit of grease prevents this

    have still yet to fit my own ones ......... 4 years later the fear
    18 seconds !!
    Them wheels are ridicoulus , but they look class !

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    Poxy
    It’s the 2 different metals reacting
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    It sure was...bit of lube the next time
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith dublin View Post
    It sure was...bit of lube the next time
    And I bet you have no shortage on the buses

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    Always use protection when your sticking your valve into a hostile environment tommy.......lesson learned
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