Just came home, had the best day ever...
Just want to share my today's experience with you.
For Jap import wheels, Jdm , etc.
This could be obvious for some of you more experienced, but since I was suprised, some of you could be as well.
Went to the garage as for two weeks my back wheel was slowly losing air - top up fine, went to check front one - and after undoing lightly tightened cap I noticed white powder on tread on the vent, before I even touch it snapped of and shoot of like a bullet (never found 1/3 of part that snapped)
Thing your self - that was on it's way - it could as well snap at speed limit or two
, on pothole - you name it. the air was out in 3-4 sec - at high speed would be more than enough.
When you go to popular fast fitters, atlases etc. they always quote you tyre + change + balancing + vent ... but when they see Jap import wheel they continue without vent not even bothering to tell you.
After this happened story is simple, I checked remaining 3 wheels, the back one losing air trough crack in same vent (toy proxies fitted by pro 2 weeks ago !!!)
I loaded front wheel to missus corsa and went around entire north side and nobody would fix it.
Fast Fit santry - they wanted keys and make me wait an hour just to say - it can't be done.
Esso tyre centre - laughing in my face and walked away (and he missed this fitting new tyres two weeks back) - I heard - get a proper car !!!
Advanced Pit-stop Swords - friendly but can't do it.
4 different motor factors -2 never seen one, 2 know but don't have.
Halfords - an experienced worker treated me the way the do in Halfords and didn’t bother even looking (offered me ricer style caps jessus...)
Finally I ordered ones online 6mm hole with 2 nuts like mine and going to Nick in Couture Auto - I may have to pay bit more - but enough of treating me like and alien.
In one place I herd - well you are in trouble - it wouldn’t happen on BMW and few lads laughing... well, I replayed - you know what else wouldn’t happen on BMW ... orgasm - so can't come back there heh h
Anyway - it's overlooked by fast fitter style garages, it's metal or aluminium, small hole vent and can kill you so have a look, and get your self a new ones before next tyre change.
Now enjoy pictures and I will continue having good day now ..