Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vonore, TN, USA
Angled valve stem/question/complaint
I replaced my tires for my latest trip and decided to go with the angled valve stems for easier pressure checks.....wrong.....I had my local BMW dealership install them.
I don't know if there are different types but these have a very flexible rubber seal where it meets the rim. It is next to impossible to check pressure as the stem needs to be held from behind to keep it in place.
I had to get air while on the road it was one of those air fillers that is about 12 inches long. I had one heck of a time adding air. I will be taking these back and installing the straight ones again.
The only example I can think of is trying to "park the car in the garage" when Herman isn't ready....Know what I mean!!!!
Hopes this helps someone else....
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