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MX Tire Issues

How often do you check tire pressure

  • Every Week

    Votes: 6 30.0%
  • Every Month

    Votes: 8 40.0%
  • Once a Year

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Every 50 Miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Every 50-100 Miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Every 100-150 Miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Every 150-200 Miles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Every 200+ Miles

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 10.0%

  • Total voters
    20
  • Poll closed .

LoveMX

Member
Aug 17, 2018
102
26
SoCal
How often do you rotate the tires and check the pressure on your MX?

SC forgot to screw back the valve stem cap (the small cap that is screwed on the valve that's used to pump air into the tire).

Amazon reviews for 3rd party valve stem caps are bad; reviews mention caps getting fused to the valve stem leading to expensive repairs.

Where can I buy the OEM caps for continental MX tires to avoid this issue?
 
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forkee

Member
Jul 20, 2018
776
975
Southern California
There's a setting on the main screen that let's you monitor tire pressure continuously.

Can't rotate staggered setup

Go to service center to get the most OEM you could get. They will probably give it to you for a couple bucks or even free. Mine are just from America's tire. Their just regular tire caps, nothing special. Not sure why Amazon's would melt.
 
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ShawnA

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Nov 13, 2017
1,004
740
Edwardsburg, MI
Hi Forkee,

I can tell you why the Amazon's melt... The melting ones are made of Aluminum...
They can be anodized a variety of nice colors to match or complement your car's color.
I got some years ago for my wife's Honda. Looked great, but I could barely get them off.
In Michigan, the road salt in winter does a great job of melting them.
It's really galvanic corrosion with the brass valve stems.
Once they were removed they went into the trash very quickly.

Now I use genuine plastic or stainless steel if I can find them in stainless.

Shawn
 
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LoveMX

Member
Aug 17, 2018
102
26
SoCal
There's a setting on the main screen that let's you monitor tire pressure continuously.

Can't rotate staggered setup

Go to service center to get the most OEM you could get. They will probably give it to you for a couple bucks or even free. Mine are just from America's tire. Their just regular tire caps, nothing special. Not sure why Amazon's would melt.

Planning to drop by the SC to ask.
 

KrenGrl

Member
Apr 15, 2017
130
101
San Ramon CA / Seoul
never rotate tires and got even wear on last set. Never check tire pressure manually since the car reports it to me. I got after market valve stems 2 years ago and they are fine. not fusing as mentioned above.
 

mswlogo

Well-Known Member
Aug 27, 2018
6,240
5,373
MA, NH
Best valve caps are plastic and have little "0" rings inside to maintain pressure.

Caps don't (normally) maintain pressure. They are strictly to keep dirt / water out of the valve that does hold the pressure.

Sure an O-ring could keep the valve cleaner.
 

boelkers

Member
May 30, 2017
131
121
Minnesota
Where can I buy the OEM caps for continental MX tires to avoid this issue?
I had a similar issue where I'm quite sure the SC forgot to put a cap back on my tire. The next time I brought the car back in I asked for them to replace the missing one. They did it no questions asked and without charging me. I would have paid had they asked.
 

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