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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 4th June 2018, 18:53
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The tyre valves are defiantly order able from different sources other than ford. The valves should be changed according to manufacturers specs every time you change a wheel, but. It isn't the valves that are at fault, it is the corrosion around the valve.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 30th October 2019, 14:04
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Same problem here. Car 3yrs 6m old. Started loosing air from a tyre a couple of months ago now others are showing the same problem. Corrosion round the valve stem where it fits on the alloy wheel. Never had this problem with any other car I have owned, and I've owned a few. I might just have to ask the tyre repair guys to fit inner tubes to overcome the problem.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 30th October 2019, 22:33
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I might just have to ask the tyre repair guys to fit inner tubes to overcome the problem.
fitting inner-tubes in tubeless tyres is generally a bad idea. (you get air pockets between tube and tyre leading to hotspots)
you could use tireweld (yuk ) but you're better to just do the job properly.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 31st October 2019, 10:16
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I had one of my wheels done. They removed the valve, cleaned the seating and replaced it. No big deal.
I now have another wheel with a similar problem, I will eventually get it fixed. It's not so much the wheel
which id the problem, but the coating applied to it.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 31st October 2019, 13:37
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I don't know about anyone else, but I would say that the alloys on my BMax seem very poor quality compared with my previous Fiestas. Certainly noting a bit of surface pitting and regularly need to add air to the tyres and its less than 3 years old.

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