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Old 12-08-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Tire Valve Cap missing - have a question

So I noticed my RS has a missing tire valve cap, I was about to order these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2010-...Q5fAccessories
When I noticed it said "check for tpms". I know my camaro has the tire pressure monitoring system so does this mean it uses special valve caps?
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:06 PM   #2
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I wouldn't see why it would mess anything up. They are just the caps. Send the ebayer a message and find out why he put that
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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Just messaged him and waitin for his reply...I think the caps are longer for those have TPMS that's about it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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Maybe if they are made of certain materials they will block the signal somehow.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
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I am pretty sure that there is a problem with caps of certain materials, I believe they may seize on the stems. I was told this by a tire shop who I have confidence in.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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I am pretty sure that there is a problem with caps of certain materials, I believe they may seize on the stems. I was told this by a tire shop who I have confidence in.
I'm not so sure about that. One of my stock caps went missing so I thought I'd try to find some chrome ones to replace all 4. I just bought some cheap ones from Checker (now O'Reilly) and put them on all 4 stems. I didn't get any errors or messages from the TPMS so I doubt stories about metal caps blocking ths signals are true. The chrome ones I bought were a little short and didn't cover all the brass in the threaded stem, so I took them off and replaced with my 3 remaining original black caps. Would like to find another stock cap, anyone have an extra they can send me?
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I'm not so sure about that. One of my stock caps went missing so I thought I'd try to find some chrome ones to replace all 4. I just bought some cheap ones from Checker (now O'Reilly) and put them on all 4 stems. I didn't get any errors or messages from the TPMS so I doubt stories about metal caps blocking ths signals are true. The chrome ones I bought were a little short and didn't cover all the brass in the threaded stem, so I took them off and replaced with my 3 remaining original black caps. Would like to find another stock cap, anyone have an extra they can send me?
I didn't hear anything about blocking signals, I was told they would sieze, don't think it would happen in a short period of time, perhaps when the op gets a reply from the vendor he will give us his response.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:40 PM   #8
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I got and like these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Set-4...motiveQ5fTools
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:09 PM   #9
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I have magnetic caps I found at advanced auto.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #10
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its just going to be too short. i have the same problem with mine so i think i will just put the regular black ones on again.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #11
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I am pretty sure that there is a problem with caps of certain materials, I believe they may seize on the stems. I was told this by a tire shop who I have confidence in.
I've heard this, too...from a dealership. There may be a TSB on it...
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:28 PM   #12
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Chrome or stainless caps will "stick" to the brass TPMS stems. You will have to cut them off! I learned this the hard way on my HHR SS.
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I had chrome caps on my stock wheels. I used a dremel tool and some chrome sleeves to fill the gap of brass. Never bothered the signal.
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Some TPMS sensors are part of the stem. Others are on the inside of the wheel.
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