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Old 07-05-2011, 10:16 PM   #169
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Have been considering installation of a monitoring system. Based upon the comments in this thread and the unheard of participation by the manufacturer, I have just placed an order for the 507 model. Am very impressed with Dan and his willingness to bend over backwords to support his customers after the sale.

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One of the sending units to my 510 model stopped transmitting several weeks ago. I mailed it to TST on a Monday with a request for spare gaskets for the other sending units. I received a completely new sending unit and a pack of spare gaskets on Saturday, same week. Hows that for service!
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How tight should the sensors be tightening when installing on the tire? What I have been doing is just snuggling up the sensors to the point I can’t hear any air escaping. I then spray with soapy water to see if there are any air leaking. I have one sensor that I can’t get a reading on, I changed the grommet but that didn’t fix the problem of not getting a reading from the sensor. I thought I would post here first to see if the board has any recommendations on how to fix the problem. If I can’t fix the problem with suggestions posted, I will contact TST to see what they recommend.
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Send it in, they will replace, call first.
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How tight should the sensors be tightening when installing on the tire? What I have been doing is just snuggling up the sensors to the point I can’t hear any air escaping. I then spray with soapy water to see if there are any air leaking. I have one sensor that I can’t get a reading on, I changed the grommet but that didn’t fix the problem of not getting a reading from the sensor. I thought I would post here first to see if the board has any recommendations on how to fix the problem. If I can’t fix the problem with suggestions posted, I will contact TST to see what they recommend.
In the absence of any other instruction, I hand tightened each one with the supplied tool until I felt resistance, then I stopped. Sensors have been that way for six weeks and 2,000 miles with no problems.

Early on, I had to adjust my high pressure warning limit from 15 to 20 percent. I think this summer's extreme heat pushed pressures up just beyond the 15 percent mark.
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I have this system but couldn't get one sensor to send a signal so sent it back and it came back today with the information it is ok. So now I will install it for the fourth time and see what happens. Won't need the system for 2 more months.
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I have this system but couldn't get one sensor to send a signal so sent it back and it came back today with the information it is ok. So now I will install it for the fourth time and see what happens. Won't need the system for 2 more months.
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5th and 6th time was not good so tomorrow I will try again before giving up.
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I have this system but couldn't get one sensor to send a signal so sent it back and it came back today with the information it is ok. So now I will install it for the fourth time and see what happens. Won't need the system for 2 more months.
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Larry, Here's my guess - I assume this is a 507 or 510 system - Did you get the initial code read? If not I am assuming that air pressure from the tire is not available tot he sensor. Did you try put the sensor on a known good tire (a tire where one of the other sensors was working)? Also, listen and verify that there is some air escape when installing the sensor. If not, you may have a valve stem/valve combo that isn't contacting the sensor correctly. You could unscrew the valve stem a little to see if contact can be made.
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Finally all four sensors are sending signals 7th try did the job. Don't under stand my problem but we will see when I use them in 2 months.
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Larry, Here's my guess - I assume this is a 507 or 510 system - Did you get the initial code read? If not I am assuming that air pressure from the tire is not available tot he sensor. Did you try put the sensor on a known good tire (a tire where one of the other sensors was working)? Also, listen and verify that there is some air escape when installing the sensor. If not, you may have a valve stem/valve combo that isn't contacting the sensor correctly. You could unscrew the valve stem a little to see if contact can be made.
Yes Tom I did use another sensor and it worked and the reason for sending the one back. Just one tire has the sound of air leaking as I screw on the sensor but nothing looks different. I guess now if all sensors are sending it much be ok?? 507. thanks Larry
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We bought the 510 system while down in California last February. We're sending our entire system back for examination, repair, exchange, whatever it takes due to a myriad of problems.

Prior to installing the system, our tires have never leaked air. I check them every morning. In two years I've never had to add air due to leakage.

Since installing the system, I've had to add air every morning. On three tires, sometimes an alarming amount. I found it very disturbing that a tire that the system says is OK at nightfall can actually be 20 lb low in the morning. Also, at startup in the mornings, sometimes the system will report a low tire, when upon removing the sensor and checking the actual tire pressure, the pressure is fine.

The sensors have been removed so many times that both of my sensor wrenches are broken. Also, I have two Borg extensions. The sensor threads corrode and 'weld' themselves very quickly to the Borg extensions.

I'm also interested in finding out if sensors are available that do not have to be removed to be able to check the actual tire pressure and/or add air to the tire. Having to remove the sensor to do so is a real pain, especially every morning, and with false readings.

Now that we have removed the sensors from the wheels, there is no more air loss from the tires. Once more, I am not having to add any air to the tires.
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We bought the 510 system while down in California last February. We're sending our entire system back for examination, repair, exchange, whatever it takes due to a myriad of problems.

Prior to installing the system, our tires have never leaked air. I check them every morning. In two years I've never had to add air due to leakage.

Since installing the system, I've had to add air every morning. On three tires, sometimes an alarming amount. I found it very disturbing that a tire that the system says is OK at nightfall can actually be 20 lb low in the morning. Also, at startup in the mornings, sometimes the system will report a low tire, when upon removing the sensor and checking the actual tire pressure, the pressure is fine.

The sensors have been removed so many times that both of my sensor wrenches are broken. Also, I have two Borg extensions. The sensor threads corrode and 'weld' themselves very quickly to the Borg extensions.

I'm also interested in finding out if sensors are available that do not have to be removed to be able to check the actual tire pressure and/or add air to the tire. Having to remove the sensor to do so is a real pain, especially every morning, and with false readings.

Now that we have removed the sensors from the wheels, there is no more air loss from the tires. Once more, I am not having to add any air to the tires.
I'm not intending to be a wise guy, but if you broke the wrenches I think you are over-tightening them when you install them. Damaged rubber gaskets on the senders would explain the air loss. I installed mine snug - I tighten until the air leak stopped and a little more (1/16 turn past hearing the air leaking). No problems in several months of hot climate. My tires are only at 80PSI.
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I'm not intending to be a wise guy, but if you broke the wrenches I think you are over-tightening them when you install them. Damaged rubber gaskets on the senders would explain the air loss. I installed mine snug - I tighten until the air leak stopped and a little more (1/16 turn past hearing the air leaking). No problems in several months of hot climate. My tires are only at 80PSI.
I tighten mine the exact same way and haven't lost an ounce of air in 8000 miles.
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I guess that's possible, although they leaked from day one right out of the box. And the one problem I experienced was the sensors seizing onto the Borg extensions. The special wrenches did not experience any damage while installing the sensors, finger tight only, I might add. The damage occured trying to get the sensors off to put air in the tires. The sensors were always a lot more difficult to loosen off.

Please don't take it that I'm complaining. I'm just sharing my experience to date. I know TST is a good reputable company, that customer service is paramount, and they'll solve my problems, no matter how insignificant they may be, and we'll continue on down the road.
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