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      06-09-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy Nitrogen valve stem caps...!

I just noticed some loser stole all 4 of my nitrogen valve stem caps. Are people really that desperate? Seriously, just because someone has something nice, you don't need to go ruin it. Get a job!
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I just noticed some loser stole all 4 of my nitrogen valve stem caps. Are people really that desperate? Seriously, just because someone has something nice, you don't need to go ruin it. Get a job!
are you talking about the green ones from Costco?
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They were on my car when I ordered and picked it up from the BMW dealer.

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/27...ALVE-STEM-CAPS
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      06-10-2015, 01:04 AM   #4
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I just noticed some loser stole all 4 of my nitrogen valve stem caps. Are people really that desperate? Seriously, just because someone has something nice, you don't need to go ruin it. Get a job!
If its not nailed down or guarded with a pit bull they'll take it. Wheel center caps are a target too it seems
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They were on my car when I ordered and picked it up from the BMW dealer.

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/27...ALVE-STEM-CAPS
I'm sorry but you're probably better off w/o them. My gawd those are tacky.
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I'm sorry but you're probably better off w/o them. My gawd those are tacky.
Got to agree there. BTW, do not pay $$$ to fill your tires with nitrogen. The benefit is slight, other than to those charging you for it at an outrageous profit.
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Yes, petty theft is an annoyance! I have the same caps and my dealer gave me free N2 for life (of the car that is). If anyone steals the caps, I will not be inclined to replace them as I barely notice them as it is.
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Yes, petty theft is an annoyance! I have the same caps and my dealer gave me free N2 for life (of the car that is). If anyone steals the caps, I will not be inclined to replace them as I barely notice them as it is.
What a benefit! Normal air is only 80% N2
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I'm sorry but you're probably better off w/o them. My gawd those are tacky.
Agreed. Nitrogen is of zero value in a road car. Sorry you were a victim here but anyone that pays for Nitrogen is a victim. I cringe whenever I see those green caps.
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I'm sorry but you're probably better off w/o them. My gawd those are tacky.
Agreed. Nitrogen is of zero value in a road car. Sorry you were a victim here but anyone that pays for Nitrogen is a victim. I cringe whenever I see those green caps.
OP never said she paid for the Nitrogen. Or the caps.
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A bummer that someone stole your property but I confess I would not trust a dealer who did something as pointless as filling tyres with nitrogen and fear the caps would mark me out as being very gullible and I would then be targeted by timeshare salesmen and others trying to sell me Brooklyn bridge and the like.
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A bummer that someone stole your property but I confess I would not trust a dealer who did something as pointless as filling tyres with nitrogen and fear the caps would mark me out as being very gullible and I would then be targeted by timeshare salesmen and others trying to sell me Brooklyn bridge and the like.
An SA's wet dream. It's like a flag to try to sell blinker fluid.
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What a benefit! Normal air is only 80% N2
78%...
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OPs point was her car was messed with..regardless of what was taken. I'd be pissed too if someone stole my plainwrap stem caps .
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I'm glad I got wheel locks.

I don't care how big or small a theft is, it's still a theft. It's my property and I bought something nice and would like to keep it that way.

So, I don't need to put caps on the tires?
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I'm glad I got wheel locks.

I don't care how big or small a theft is, it's still a theft. It's my property and I bought something nice and would like to keep it that way.

So, I don't need to put caps on the tires?
Caps keep the valve clean and help to prevent high-speed pressure loss and core contamination. If you don't use them, let a little air out before checking pressure or filling to clear away any debris. I would not recommend running without them.
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just get some cheap ones from Pep Boys or AutoZone etc.

also I hope you check tire pressure more often than every dealer visit.
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just get some cheap ones from Pep Boys or AutoZone etc.

also I hope you check tire pressure more often than every dealer visit.
I drive makes that easy enough to check it daily if bored lol
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Thanks everyone!
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I went to my local BMW dealer and asked if they would check my tires first, so I can buy the valve caps. The guy pulls out a drawer full of valve caps and found only one green one, but had silver ones that just said nitrogen and put them on for free.
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Got to agree there. BTW, do not pay $$$ to fill your tires with nitrogen. The benefit is slight, other than to those charging you for it at an outrageous profit.
Buy your tires at Costco. Good prices and for $15/tire, you get lifetime rotation and balancing, plus nitrogen fill each time. The prices for nitrogen fills elsewhere are ridiculous.
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I went to my local BMW dealer and asked if they would check my tires first, so I can buy the valve caps. The guy pulls out a drawer full of valve caps and found only one green one, but had silver ones that just said nitrogen and put them on for free.
Now that is worthy of a great big smile! Congratulations.
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