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Old 04-05-2017, 11:05 AM   #1
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Tire stems

So I have been having trouble keeping the tire pressures right. Had one tire that I was sure there was a nail or something in. I have the TPMS system installed so I can watch it pretty close and am pretty anal about this.
Raised the unit on the leveling jack and inspected the tire. nothing. Had some leak check (soapy water will do) and sprayed the TPMS sensor.
let stand a minute and covered in bubble. Ah Ha! sensor not sealing.
the nut on the valve stem was a full turn loose.
So, word to the wise, at air pressure check time, put a socket on the stem nuts. Does not need to be smoking tight, just snug. Might be good to leak check after.


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Old 04-05-2017, 01:11 PM   #2
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If you torque stripe the stem's nut on proper installation, you can see at a glance if things are loosening.

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