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Removing metal valve caps
On the subject of metal valve caps - the independent tyre company I used managed to get one off with mole grips and snapped the end off the second. Couldn't really blame them for the corrosion, so it cost about 100 quid for Renault to fit new valve, refit and balance the tyre and reprogramme the sensor - all for a 2p valve cap. I now have plastic caps fitted.
Haven't read all the posts on this thread, so apologies if someone has already suggested this - I removed the other two metal caps with a junior hacksaw by carefully cutting down the length of the valve cap until I could just see the top of the threads, then prised it open with a screwdriver. A competent tyre fitter could have done the same and saved me 100 quid.
Currently in smithsinuk's garage:
2009 Renault Laguna III 2.0 dci 175 Initiale