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Valve caps stealers...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by phille87, May 14, 2009.

  1. phille87
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    [May 14, 2009]
    So I just lost my second set of valve caps this summerseason..

    Why are they stealing caps worth £1 ?? I dont get it!

    Anyone else have them stolen too?
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    [May 14, 2009]
    what are valve caps ....... dust caps
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    [May 14, 2009]
    whatever they are named as valve caps on ebay
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    [May 14, 2009]
    I've got a bag full of metal caps and sleeves (these go over the rubber valve stem) - Look the part!

    Kids round our way are forever pinching 'em for their BMX's...
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    [May 14, 2009]
    I had my BBS sleeves stolen - was raging!

    Bought anti theft fake bbs ones - done the job so far!
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    [May 14, 2009]
    I once parked my car in Great Yarmouth and in the time that I had walked to the Pay & Display machine, bought a ticket and returned to my car (1 minute maybe), some toe-rags had knicked my Aluminium Valve Caps.

    I saw the kids running off accross the car park and chased them but eventually thought better of it. A Policeman just happened to be passing and saw me chasing the kids, I told him what had happened (I even pointed at the kids) and he said - Quote:

    "That's Yarmouth Mate!" and drove off.

    I've not been back since!

    It just seemed so pointless. They weren't worth anything really - maybe £1 for the set second hand.

    Very annoying.
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    [May 14, 2009]
    yeah! exactly how I was thinking, why put locks and while they are on it and cant get it off maybe they find something else to scratch? maybe scratch the paint/rim or puncture the tyre who knows..
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    What are you trying to say about my lovable town then? :)

    They are all just loveable rogues............who nicked my blinkin wheel centres in about 2 hrs of me getting the car !

    I just played them at their own game, followed them home and nicked the spinner hub caps of their dads n reg vectra with lexus rear lights.

    Ha , take that in the face you yarco's!
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    [May 14, 2009]
    HAD LOCKING ONES ON MY A4, I DONT DO MUCH MILEAGE, I GOT THE CAR OUT ONE DAY AND NEEDED TO PUT SOME AIR IN THE TYRES, I COULDNT GET THEM OFF HAD TO HAVE NEW VALVES PUT IN, SO I NOW STICK TO THE BLACK PLASTIC ONES.
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    [May 19, 2009]
    You think thats bad... I had all 4 BBS valve caps stolen aswel as ALL 4 tyres slashed, I had my wheels on for 3 weeks. Now when your running 19 inch low profile tyres, that aint cheap! You can't have anything these days!
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    [May 27, 2009]
    I had the same problem on a previous car. Used a set of those security caps (with a 2-pronged key to tighten/loosen). They weld themselves on if you're not careful. Something to do with the metals reacting or oxidising I believe. Grease the threads before fitting, or just use black plastic ones.

    I'll only ever use plastic ones now.
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