||03-26-2010 05:04 PM
$500 down the drain.
I am never going to let the stealership service my vehicle again.
I had metal valve stem caps from the jet plane I used to work on, had them on my jeep for 4 years and no problems. Always used anti-seize and never had a problem. Until a good Chicago winter and a servicing at the Northbrook Toyota where the mouth breather wiped the anti-seize off the threads when he checked the tire pressure. They corroded solid and broke off when I tried to remove them.
So anyone reading this doesn't have the same fate as I had, the new valve stems have sensors attached to them and are made out of aluminum instead of brass and rust. Stay away from metal caps unless you have $500 to blow.
Only thing that makes me feel a little better about this is the guy at the dealership said I was the 3rd one in this year. It is all my fault but I still want to scream. I could have bought one **** of a nice rod and reel with that money. Thanks for listening.