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Old 09-01-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Tech tip. Always have a metal valve cap on tire valve stem.

Always wondered why any land speed racing organization made this a ruling along with metal valve stems. Well, after getting the turbo flatty built and on it's maiden run I ran it up to 70mph and in a slight curve the front end suddenly had a terrible shimmy. I thought the front axle came loose. The cause? I didn't have a valve stem cap and the valve core broke in half and blew out loosing all air fast. If a cap was in place this would never of been a safety problem. Even it the core was defective the cap would of held the air.
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tech tip. Always have a metal valve cap on tire valve stem.

The moral of this storey is, dont use use cheap valve stem's
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