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  1. I think I left part of the dealership conversation out but this seems like a great time to fill it in... When I went in and explained the slow leak, where it was at, and the possibility of using a rebuild kit, he looked up my info, saw I bought the tires form them, and that since it was under two years, Toyota would cover it...FOR FREE! I even signed a receipt saying the bill would be $0 cost to me. So it was quite a surprise when the service manager comes out to the lobby and says, "I got some bad news. Since your truck has TPMS, it's going to cost $283 and it's not covered by the warranty." LOL so yeah....getting my hopes up.
  2. Minnesota (Fishing, Deer, Waterfowl, Small Game, Pheasant) Nebraska (Waterfowl-Snow goose) ND (Waterfowl) Canada (Fishing) Potential SD (Pheasant-pending reports) Potential Missouri (Deer-pending dates) Potential Elk out West TBT (Pending dates) SD & Missouri are every other year hunts Elk will be my first time EVER if it happens but it's looking more and more like next year.
  3. Just to elaborate... I bought the rebuilt kits at the Toyota dealership and they were Toyota OEM. I could have bought ones online ranging from $2.99-4.99 that were aftermarket that probably were exactly the since I was taking them in and paying for someone to remove the tire, I didn't want to find out they didn't fit wasting more time and money.
  4. UPDATE: I bought a rebuild kit for $10 and brought it in to Twin city tire and they had it done in 15 minutes for $19! This is what I don't get, I asked the Toyota dealership if they could rebuild it and they said no, and that I needed to replace the whole sensor...again for $283. This is the second time they fed me incorrect info and tried to up sell me on fixes I didn't need. The dealership in question... Burnsville Toyota. I don't think they realize how much info is out on the web. I also get the web isnt always correct (I work in a hospital so we see it too) but there's no reason they couldn't have check into this further and seen it only needed a new gasket... Heck, they had the tire off. It was basically easier for them to install the complete TPMS then to try the cheap $10 fix. So $29 and I'm set...until the next one goes! Thanks guy!
  5. That sensor may have saved you $300...but It'll gets its revenge when you have to replace it...for $300.
  6. Ain't that the truth! More updates...Harbor Freight has a bead break with good reviews for $40! I could buy all the tools and kits for less than what they charge to fix. And it seems like a five minute fix...famous last words right? LOL Probably bring it to the shop with the kit and go form there. I'll keep you posted and we'll see if I dig a bigger hole or come out ahead.
  7. I sprayed the entire wheel and found no leaks. I than sprayed the valve stem and found a very slow leak. No way of knowing how it was damaged but I highly doubt it was caused by the's been over a month since my at service which did include ire rotation. Also no impact that I'm aware of. I get buy a rebuild kit for $10.64....but still need to get the tire off. Do I have to rebalance the tires if I take them off? If I mark the tire and rim? A local tire shop wil do it for $110 with new sensor and calibration...but worried it won't calibrate as I've read that only Toyota has the tools to do it??? Anyways, I'm going to buy the kit and see if the tire shop can fix it with that for about $50...but if I need to replace TPMS, I'll probably just replace them all with normal stems
  8. Leech- How did you fix yours? Regular stem? Did you or a shop do it? I don't have a tire taker-offer tool but also heard shops can't remove TPMS only unless the sensor is broke...guessing my qualifies since it has a leak????
  9. What a mofo joke these are. I have a pretty slow leak coming from one of my TPMS tire stems. The dealer wants $283 to fix this! Are u efn kidding me? What are my options here? 2012 Tundra. Fill it up every week? Can I replace it with a standard stem? Will/can a shop put on a standard stem? I get the light will remain on. Also heard the batteries go dead WITHIN 10 years. $300/ for new tires ever 4 years, $283 in probably 8 years. Its a efn tire. I'm pretty sure I can visually see of its low on air...I don't need $1200 sensors to tell me that. I'm beginning to hate my Tundra more and more...or it could be the worthless Toyota dealerships I've been dealing with. Anyone else deal with these? What did you do? Sensors alone apparently are about $106 each plus the awesome $150 shop time and tax or whatever. I miss the good old days when the government didn't have their efn hand in every stupid accident that happens and tries to fix it with talk. Rant just starting. I've got multiple trips happening soon.
  10. WAIT A what was your intentions of the original post? LOL
  11. It's a multi-media event this Thursday, Jan 26th. Not sure when it is being broadcasted.
  12. Rumor has it they are running a story next week regarding ice fishing and CO.
  13. I think I may have tried that once and it's pretty tight....unless you have a very short rod.
  14. This has worked best for me. I can have better access to the door for all and a good spot for the heater.
  15. Fun fact, CO alarms actually won't go off until 70 ppm is reach over 60 minutes. I believe this stems from Chicago FD responding to too many false CO calls. Law was passed to increase the level of exposure to lower emergency calls. Sofia's law is challenging this on boats and trying to mandate low level CO detectors be installed...I believe the incident happened at much less.That said MN is the first state to require CO detectors on boats with cabins. Get a CO detector that displays an actual reading or better yet, find a low level CO monitor. CO has a half life of around 4 hours...meaning if u get exposed with a level of say 20, going outside a few minutes won't help much espically if you go back into your infected fishouse....after 4 hrs of fresh air you'll be down to 10...hence the importance of the CO monitor and not just thinking going outside once an hour is doing much good if u have a leak. That story made headlines but there was another bad CO incident that happened that same week regarding an ice fisherman...who also did not have a CO detector.