What did you do to your Type R today?

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Went to go visit my car tonight at the storage facility. Haven't seen it for nearly 1 month now. Let it run for 15 minutes while dreaming about the day I might finally get to drive it. Installed my CupHolderHero inserts and tire valve caps. Just a couple of small additions while I wait to bring the car home.

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Went to go visit my car tonight at the storage facility. Haven't seen it for nearly 1 month now. Let it run for 15 minutes while dreaming about the day I might finally get to drive it. Installed my CupHolderHero inserts and tire valve caps. Just a couple of small additions while I wait to bring the car home.

CupHolder Center Console.JPG


CupHolder Rear Seat.JPG


Tire Valve.JPG
Valve caps look nice; hope they're not aluminum or metal.
 

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Valve caps look nice; hope they're not aluminum or metal.
I would assume that the metals would corrode and be difficult to remove from the valve stem. I believe they do sell some that are anti-rust or anti-corrosion.
 

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I believe they are aluminium caps so corrosion could be a concern I guess. I'll put a dab of anti seize on them. I've had similar caps on previous cars and never had any issues. Something I honestly didn't even consider. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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How do you get into the Caddy? Passenger side? Or pull the civic out first?
I pull the R out. The V doesn’t get driven much if at all during winter, so it just stays on the charger (battery is in the trunk).
 

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Valve caps look nice; hope they're not aluminum or metal.
Mine are ‘aluminium’ but have an O-ring at deepest part of cap. Why is this or metal so bad sir?
 

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Mine are ‘aluminium’ but have an O-ring at deepest part of cap. Why is this or metal so bad sir?
Because they will corrode to the valve stem. I had to replace a stem this year on my fiances winter wheels cause of this even though I remember putting anti-seize on the stupid things.
 

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Because they will corrode to the valve stem. I had to replace a stem this year on my fiances winter wheels cause of this even though I remember putting anti-seize on the stupid things.
And it's funny how few you can find with the plastic threaded inserts! I imagine the higher end ones have them but I was looking to spend about $5-$10 when I purchased a set.
 

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Because they will corrode to the valve stem. I had to replace a stem this year on my fiances winter wheels cause of this even though I remember putting anti-seize on the stupid things.
Aluminum corrodes?

Sure, any type of steel or iron, but aluminum oxidizes to a self-protective fil in most cases.
 

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Mine are ‘aluminium’ but have an O-ring at deepest part of cap. Why is this or metal so bad sir?
They’ll seize to the valve stem and you’ll end up having to replace the valve stem because of it.
 

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