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So what do you think the chances are that:

Every single time I think to check my air pressure, or even look at my rear wheels, not one but BOTH tire valves are up under the skirts?

About 1/2 of the wheel is showing, so probability would dictate that nearly all the time, at least one valve should be below the skirt. But OHHHH NOOOOOO, not for me!

Typical...


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:D I check my tire PSI about once every two weeks. For the first and only time all for valve stems in the right spot last week!

At least the car is light enough that I can push with one leg and move it into the correct position..
 

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Pick your car up at the back and rotate both rear wheels 180 degrees. Then lower it carefully so the wheels don't rotate any further.

Now, every time you look at your rear wheels, both stems will be pointing down.

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I had the same misfortune. Every time I had to roll the car forward. However my last two tyre checks I have actually had both rear valves accessible. Trouble is that I now have an expectation....
 

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Tim Maddux said:
Pick your car up at the back and rotate both rear wheels 180 degrees. Then lower it carefully so the wheels don't rotate any further.

Now, every time you look at your rear wheels, both stems will be pointing down.

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Ha! You would think that both rear wheels make the same exact number of revolutions each time I drive, since it is usually the same route. Yeah...that must be it.
 

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So what do you think the chances are that:

Every single time I think to check my air pressure, or even look at my rear wheels, not one but BOTH tire valves are up under the skirts?
This is absolute the most funny topic I've ever seen :lol: :lol: :lol:

The Honda Insight is probably the most over-baby'd car in the world :wink: (like my baby on 4 wheels)
 
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Hi All:

___In the 7 or 8 times I have checked, I have never not had to roll the little beauty forward a smidgeon … <-- How is that for a double negative ;)

___You guys crack me up :D

___Good Luck

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No your absolutely right, I can only recall like maybe twice when both valve stems were exposed. What I try to do is check the pressure when washing the car, because I usually have the skirts off for this anyways. That way it doesn't matter where they are.
 

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It's a feature!

I'm sure the Honda engineers had worked very hard to design the wheels that way to protect the valves from rain and illegal tampering while parked! Another brilliant idea!

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And I though that they used the same technology of the Klingons in Star Treck:
They are cloaked and appears when they see it fit, being after turning the wheel by half a turn or so.
 

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Are you guys saying the back tires have valves? I thought they were just permanently sealed (like batteries). I guess I’ll have to get the jack out now, since I’m not strong enough to lift up the back end.
 

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Never mind the valves..........TYRES ?????
There are tyres beneath them covers !? :lol:
 

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Tim Maddux said:
This thread has become tiresome.
Oof, that was painful.

Hold the presses!!! One of the valves was visible, AND reachable, yesterday! Should have bought a lottery ticket... :p
 

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If it bothers you too much put a remote pressure monitor in the tire. Mine displays temp and pressure for each tire and has a alarm for when the fall below 45 psi. Smartire available at tirerack. Made by our good friends in Canada. It may sound like overkill but I have saved at least one blow out from the alarm detecting the pressure leak. (I had run over a screw. So I had it patched as opposed to a blowout and replacement). Have fun, Rick
 

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It's not overkill. I remember reading somewhere a short time ago that the FEDS will soon be requireing the same system in ALL new vehicles.

Apparently this stems from the "Firestone tires" and blow outs and roolovers on the Ford Broncos.

At least we got something good from the SUV people.
 

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Holicow said:
Hold the presses!!! One of the valves was visible, AND reachable, yesterday! Should have bought a lottery ticket... :p
How about painting 36 numbers around the tire alternating black and red, with the valve stem painted green and labled "0"...

Place your bets.
 

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Rien n'a vas plus !
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EDITED BY MODERATOR: Rien ne va plus!

Yeah guys, why don't you just say my french is crap :roll:
 
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