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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HerNameIsLucy, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Copied from a MSNBC news story:

    Hyundai also discovered that metal valve stem caps can interfere with the radio signal from its tire pressure monitors, so the company has specified plastic caps only.

    Interesting.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I did not know that
    If you remember your NH days Lucy, we have to the plastic caps so the salt doesn't corrode the dang things too!
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    I never had metal caps on long enough to see if they rusted. Damn neighborhood kids kept stealing them and putting them on their bicycles.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Burgman

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    i guess that means none of those .45 ACP caps from autozone for me
     
  5. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    sorry about that mister...
     
  6. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Jester you didn't come all the way from Washington just to steal my valve stem caps did ya?!? :p
     
  7. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    What can I say I had a lot of free time as a kid :)
     
  8. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    i see this all the time..dosent matter who the manufacturer is.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have been running the metal valve caps on my truck since new.....Doesnt seem to afect the TPMS.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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  11. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    It's OK, they are made of plastic. I have a set on mine....
     
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