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What's wrong with this picture?

Post by Adamastor » 16 Jun 2014 16:26

Hi everyone...

Have not been active for a while, but had to share this with you.
Recently did a 2 500km "zig zag" trip between the West Coast, Upington and back - all via back and farm roads.
Found that my left rear tyre kept on loosing pressure, like less than 500mb per day - so nothing to get anxious about, but still.
I constantly checked for a leak of some sort, even putting some moisture on the valve opening - but nothing obvious.

Until at a "pit stop" about halfway between Pofadder and Niewoudville and some 90km due West of Brandvlei (as the crow flies) I decided that the tyre pressure is just not right - something did not feel right. You know, you "mos" sometimes get that feeling...
Anyway, I hauled out the compressor, connected up the air hose and pulled on the hose to get closer to the power point, when I noticed this continuous hissing.
Thinking it was the normal deflating that you get when you connect the air hose I did not take notice until I got back to the tyre and I was just about to switch on the compressor.

Low and behold, the metal insert of the valve was actually busy coming out of the rubber valve body...
As I touched it, it popped right out - imagine it happened at about 100km/h on one of those dust roads...

Thanks for that little voice inside my head...
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by Herrie » 16 Jun 2014 18:28

How did you fix it? :think:
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Post by Tinus lotz » 17 Jun 2014 12:19

Never seen that before? Are those the valves from nissan?

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Post by Adamastor » 17 Jun 2014 20:50

Herrie wrote:How did you fix it? :think:
Hi there Herrie...
Used some glue from my "patch kit" as a temporary measure.
But I replaced that wheel with the spare just in case and had the valve replaced when I got home.

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Post by Adamastor » 17 Jun 2014 20:53

Tinus lotz wrote:Never seen that before? Are those the valves from nissan?
Hi Tinus

They are standard SupaQuick issues.
Were replaced when the BF Goodriches went on.

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Post by martyn » 18 Jun 2014 21:27

Just found the same thing happened to the diesel bowser trailer on site on Monday as well.
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Post by AndrewA » 24 Jun 2014 22:48

I have seen this before it happened on a cruiser, we did much the same as you. So this does not relate to only patrols. I carry spare complete valve stems just in case, I fitted a TPMS and these have alloy stems and I am worried I will break one on a trip on rock or something like that.

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Post by Jorrie » 30 Jun 2014 11:59

AndrewA wrote:I have seen this before it happened on a cruiser, we did much the same as you. So this does not relate to only patrols. I carry spare complete valve stems just in case, I fitted a TPMS and these have alloy stems and I am worried I will break one on a trip on rock or something like that.
Good point, thanks. I will start carrying spare valve stems as well since I also have those aluminium stems with the TPMS.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by Adamastor » 30 Jun 2014 12:35

Hey guys

Just reading the responses reminded me...
I also carry a few valve stems including valve inserts and caps as a matter of course.
Such a simple thing... but such terribly difficult job to accomplish in the middle of nowhere.
Who carries tyre levers et al, when you are this close to civilization?

So there I have all the spares, but near enough to a tyre shop to have it repaired for 50 bucks later the same day. And no stress for me.

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Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Post by tour de frans » 23 Aug 2014 14:41

Good day. I carry the normal tyre stuff to do a repair and a bead breaker. That is a very handy tool. Helped myself and allot off other people.
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