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    hi guys , anyone got any ideas.. i bought some of these about 6-8 months ago http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Class...item3a6404f53d

    fitted them and thought no more about it. Car has gone for MOT and service today and the garage rang me to say all went well except the dust caps have welded themselves to the valve and will not budge , he said if he forces them the valve may break.. anyone come across this before

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    Cheap dustcaps u need 4 new valves I'm affraid

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    As above.

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    Same thing happened to me with my vxr dust caps

    Advised to change valves to get them off, £10 a wheel lol

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    I had similar. Held the valve stem with water pump pliers and undid them with an adjustable. No new valves needed.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I have a new set of these that I am going to put up for sale if your interested for £20 delivered: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Richbrook-Flus...item4aa16cbde1

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    i learnt the hard way, new valves needed

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    Done the same, should of put some copper grease on them but forgot went to check the air pressures in the tyres and couldnt budge them. tried to get them off with pliers etc in the end used a small dremel drill and cutting disk and cut them off 10mins job then put plastic one back on lol.

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    yeah if i can get em off with no damage im gonna stick plastic ones back on.. thx for advice guys

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    got the same ones and not had a problem with them . but as said next time put a little bit off grease ( i used Vaseline ) khalid

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