Finally warming up in MN to be outside in the sun. I decided to check tire pressures. Started at driver side rear and could only get to the inside tire stem. I can see where the outside tire stem would be. Took the wheel cover off and noticed the outside stem is pointing to the inside instead of the outside. Can I just turn it the way it should be pointed or to I need to take it it? Mind you we drove it home a month ago and parked it. I obviously need to get this corrected. I took a picture.
Jay ‘JJ’ and Patti ‘PJ’
Chloe - fur baby
Turn the valve stem extension around and tighten the base. The normal valve stem still has a valve inside to prevent leaking. The extension depresses that valve when tightened. IT can leak when the extension is loose.
U.S. Coast Guard retired- 1956-1985
Lily- the Pug
1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado
At your next tire change give some thought to having “dually valves” installed. The outside stem is the shape you want/have but it’s all built into a single metal valve. I.e. you won’t need an extension that has to press the valve on a regular stem and can’t work loose or turn around. One fewer failure point. The inner stem is simply a very long stem (like 8 inches) and protrudes from the outer wheel or cover for convenient access. It also makes using a TPMS system much easier. I’ve had them installed on my last three coaches and consider them well worth the cost.