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Old 01-14-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Valve stem stolen, need some help tracking the right kind down.

So someone took the cap, or the dealer misplaced it (didn't see it until a week after the oil change), and I need to get a replacement.

The issue is, it isn't a standard valve stem. It looks to be about 1.3-1.5x the normal length in terms of number of threads that is on a typical valve stem.

I have seen other cards (about 1 or 2 out of 10) have a similar style cap, so it shouldn't be too difficult to track down. See below for some pictures as well as some sources that may be similar, but like I said, I want to get some more help on this first.















From my research it looks to be similar to this:

"Long black nitrogen plastic valve stem cap"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Long-Blac...-/261023237138

Also looks to match this TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) valve is also similar, from here:



http://www.summittire.com/?PageData=59921

I'm seeing a lot of places saying I need something with a special O-Ring inside as well.

I think I know what I need, it's just a matter of finding some.

http://veesun.com/index.php?main_pag...roducts_id=175

Something like that, but not 300 of them.

Appreciate the help.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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why cant you just use any cap? get some spt caps or something like that?????
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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why cant you just use any cap? get some spt caps or something like that?????
Like I said, they are 1.3-1.5x the length of a standard cap.

It leaves a large portion of the threads exposed, and that isn't something I want to do.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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subaru should have a part#


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Long-Plastic...640644&vxp=mtr

seriously buy these 10, its cheap and you'll have backups
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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PS: I can't believe I just researched valve stem caps lol, on that note, there sure are alot of options out there lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #6
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I bet if you go to your local shop they'll have some laying around. At my work we have a few trays of assorted valve caps accumulated.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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this looks to be the exact one......
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Long-Blac...328412&vxp=mtr
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #8
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^50 of them. You could keep a few in your glovebox just in case you encounter a beautiful princess in dire need of a valve cap for her yellow Volkswagen Beetle. "Honey, you may stay in the car, I will take care of this." Then, after a few minutes of testosterone heavy grunts and out-loud mathematical calculations, you return to her window as a knight in shining armor. She bursts open the door and nails you in the ballsack. "OOps! Sorry!" Then she kisses you in the pouring rain. At that moment your car, which you left in the middle of the road in your rush to attend to the damsel, is demolished by a train that went off the tracks. So, she has to drive you home. You live happily ever after, but she dies a few weeks later.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
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^bored?
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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Most tire shops have them for like 20 cents each
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:25 PM   #11
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wouldnt it have been easier to grab a bite to eat at chili's, and take one off the car next to you? they are pretty common. like half 10' and up cars. and most brands.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #12
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Go to any bike shop and ask for 4 so they match. They all fit, I promise, and bike shops have hundreds sitting around. They'll probably be free. Or take them all off. If you replace the stems with the tires they dont really do much anyway.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #13
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Standard cheap valve stem caps. Autozone 4 for $1.50
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:13 PM   #14
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^50 of them. You could keep a few in your glovebox just in case you encounter a beautiful princess in dire need of a valve cap for her yellow Volkswagen Beetle. "Honey, you may stay in the car, I will take care of this." Then, after a few minutes of testosterone heavy grunts and out-loud mathematical calculations, you return to her window as a knight in shining armor. She bursts open the door and nails you in the ballsack. "OOps! Sorry!" Then she kisses you in the pouring rain. At that moment your car, which you left in the middle of the road in your rush to attend to the damsel, is demolished by a train that went off the tracks. So, she has to drive you home. You live happily ever after, but she dies a few weeks later.
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^bored?
Lonely.

Also, I think I just lost brain cells reading this thread. I just use electrical tape to black it out and then put a master lock on each wheel to make sure nobody plays with my tire pressure.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #15
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You should replace them with the light up ones.

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:57 PM   #16
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You should replace them with the light up ones.
With alternating colors.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:58 PM   #17
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I found some on ebay that were right. Moral of the story is that its longer because it is a TPMS valve. So you need the one that is longer in addition to having the o ring on the inside.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:41 PM   #18
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^50 of them. You could keep a few in your glovebox just in case you encounter a beautiful princess in dire need of a valve cap for her yellow Volkswagen Beetle. "Honey, you may stay in the car, I will take care of this." Then, after a few minutes of testosterone heavy grunts and out-loud mathematical calculations, you return to her window as a knight in shining armor. She bursts open the door and nails you in the ballsack. "OOps! Sorry!" Then she kisses you in the pouring rain. At that moment your car, which you left in the middle of the road in your rush to attend to the damsel, is demolished by a train that went off the tracks. So, she has to drive you home. You live happily ever after, but she dies a few weeks later.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #19
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what a weird thread.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #20
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troollloooolllloool hilarious i just looked at 8 pictures of different angle valve stem pics hahahaha
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #21
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You have got to be ****ting me!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:50 PM   #22
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I think i wasted 2 minutes of my life on this retarded thread
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #23
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this is the biggest idiot thread i have seen here in....well, lets be real...weeks


just HOW totally stupid can people BE and not just drop dead from stupid overdose

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:04 AM   #24
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go to a local discount tire.. i keep them there
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