From digest.v7.n117 Fri Aug 15 13:21:58 1997
From: ingraham_at_sunspot.ssl.berkeley.edu (Curtis A. Ingraham)
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 09:25:31 -0700
Subject: <ALL> Metal Valve Stems
I find that checking and adding air to tires is much easier when the
valve stems are metal rather than rubber. The metal stems hold steady
when I lean on them with an air chuck or gauge, while the rubber stems
squirm around. I've tried a couple of aftermarket generic valve stems
on BMW alloy wheels and found them to be unsuitable. The BMW stems,
part number 36-12-1-119-332, about eight US dollars each, work perfectly
on most BMW alloy wheels.
Since you would normally install new stems and balance the wheels/tires
when you get new tires, that is the perfect time to switch to metal stems.
I've heard that BMW issued a service bulletin regarding a problem with
these stems. Can anyone provide the details or relate an experience
with that problem? Thanks.
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with E30 alloy wheels and metal stems