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So had new tyres yesterday from tyresonthedrive.com - Always great service.

Anyway, after the job was done he said that he hasn't put the metal valve caps back on as they have a tendency to cease up, and if stuck getting them off can damage the pressure sensors.

Now, I've had the car almost two years from new and never had problems getting them off myself.

Anyone else got any experience with this?
 

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Hi.

Had this with bikes especially with alloy dust caps they corrode and seize on the valve thread, in the past I've had to use grips to hold the valve and on the dust cap to free them. found that putting a bit of copper grease on the thread helped.
 

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Do you still have the metal ones on your ES? Do you tend to grease them up to protect them?
 

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The ES has only got the plastic ones fitted. If you've had them for two years they should be ok I would just smear a little grease around the thread to be on the safe side.
 

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Hi Maleko.
Just double checked and defenatly plastic valve caps has the pressure sensor valves as well. We got it in February so would assume it was manufactured some time in 2015. There was a 15 plate one in the car park the other day had a quick look and that had plastic caps.
 

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Can only assume they must have changed the valve at some point around 2015 then. But as I said the problem with the caps seizing on was the alloy ones, and I would just grease the thread a little.you've had it for two years without any problem.
 

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I put metal ones on my wife's Fiesta - took 2 hours to remove all 4 after they had siezed on her car. Took sharp clippers and a lot of patience! Never ever again ?
 

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My 64 plate Titanium had metal dust caps. I had an issuewith tyres deflating. One day in the car park at work, I got my compressor outto inflate the tyre as the alarm had gone off. I placed the cap on top of thetyre, inflated, put everything away. As I moved off I realised I'd left the capon the top of the tyre. I got out and followed the path the tyre had taken.Found it, slightly flattened but salvageable. Quick tweak with some pliersand it was as good as new!
When the car came back from having the wheels replacedunder warranty, it had black plastic caps.
 

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Yes I know someone who has had issues with them corroding onto the valve. It's more of a concern with cheap aftermarket ones you buy on ebay I believe.
 

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Agree with most comments above......NEVER fit metal valve caps, as dissimilar metals can corrosion weld together, ie, cap metal to valve stem causes corrosion. Also road salt does not help. So fit plastic caps. They are best for the job.
 
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