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Old 10th May 2011, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ī09 R35 tyre valve corrosion

I was driving along on the autobahn today and heard the dreaded gong to tell me something was wrong. One of the front tyres (original dunlop) had lost all its air. I called the 0161 number on the card that came with my car for nissan europe assistance and despite the fact that i was calling from abroad the woman insisted on lecturing me about how i didnīt need to have called the 0800 number as there was a dedicated gt-r number i could have called. She thought i wasnīt paying attention as i "kept interrupting her". She said it would have been quicker if I had called that number and I was trying to explain it would be even quicker if she didnīt keep going on about the other number especially as i hadnīt called 0800 but had called the number i had been given by nissan. I asked her if she could just do me the honour of letting me know where the nearest HPC was in Germany and she told me she would "look at google" to find out.
Nissan have to use google to find out where they are??????????
Anyway she called back over an hour later claiming that she couldnīt find any dealers in germany and had tried "phoning germany" as well as asking uk nissan dealers and still didnīt know. Once I got to a computer i found it in around three minutes by navigating to Nissan Home which was the site I had originally used when I ordered the car. I will be calling the local dealer in germany tomorrow.
Apparently the problem was caused by a corroded tyre valve that is easily replaced under warranty so I would recommend anyone with an early UK R35 should contact their HPC to check if this needs to be done
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Old 10th May 2011, 12:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry mate but thats funny. Getting a tire valve done under warranty, and the fact it would need replaceing lol. Not funny if it happens at speed though!
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Old 10th May 2011, 01:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Must be those 100 extra ponies you are carrying causing the problem!

Nissan "service" showing itself in a good light again!

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Old 10th May 2011, 09:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i had my front tyre valve go on my first warm up lap of silverstone a few weeks ago... been running with a standard valve now for 2 mths until the car goes in for service and gets it replaced. i think this is a regular occurance for the early cars.

Glad it did not wreck an expensive day on track in the end.
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My mate had all 4 of his done due to corrosion and cracking. Told him to go get his headlights swapped now like i had to do due to condensation.
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had mine done too under advise from JFE. A good HPC would have checked as this is a well know issue with a large batch of 09/10 cars. They should all be changed as they can fail or cause other issues when tryes need to be changed or even pressures changed.
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Wasn't there an advisory recall for HPCs to change the valves?
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Old 10th May 2011, 10:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I had mine blu aluminum caps stolen, so I have no problems with that
I have now the plastic ones (with Nismo logo and anti theft protection)
I noticed on a MY 2011 car in Germany in a HPC where I had my service done few weeks ago, that the new car has plastic caps by default (they are blue)
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Wasn't there an advisory recall for HPCs to change the valves?
If there was, i never got one!
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Mine is at Colliers Birmingham waiting for new valves, quoting 2-3 weeks.
Won't release the car until replaced as they say it is unsafe.
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Sorry mate but thats funny. Getting a tire valve done under warranty, and the fact it would need replaceing lol. Not funny if it happens at speed though!
They are part of the TPMS system, so probably not cheap to replace...
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Thanks to everyone who commented. I'm trying to get my HPC (Westway) to replace the other three valves under warranty as this sounds like a known issue. Some people on this thread have mentioned about a recall for valves but the HPC say they are not aware of this. They are expensive as they come as a one-piece combo with the pressure sensor. After having had one valve implode into the tyre at a (legal) three figure speed on the Autobahn I would like to be able to return to the Autobahn without worrying that it will happen again. The run flat coped well with the sudden reduction to 'zero' pressure (i.e. atmospheric pressure) at 100 mph but what would have happened if I had been doing 190+?
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happened to me on saturday. ruined a tyre.. have ordered one monitor and 3 repair kits, look slike other nuts are cracked and it would also anseer the really slow leak from another that pops up every couple of months.

now i knoe this i will make this an anual maintenance item at 1.50 per repair kit.

i used tpms direct so hopefully they are reputable and deliver tpms sensor was only 33 quid
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