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      12-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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When do I need TPMS rebuild kit?

I'm getting new tires and someone recommended to get a TPMS rebuild kit. Do I really need it? This is for a 2009 335i with 34k miles, and this will be the 3rd set of tires on these rims.
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Just get a new one once on of the tpms goes out..
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Old post, but I thought I'd respond. I think it is worth doing.
I got the following quote from another BMW forum:

The rebuild kit is just a new valve stem which just retains the TPMS sensor, there is nothing on the sensor itself that is rebuildable, the valve stem retains it and they are just replacing the valve stem itself nothing else. If it has been a bunch of years, probably worth doing a new valve stem, normal to do them with tire changes in the past as they are cheap. $5 a tire is worth doing just to make sure you don't have a leaky stem!

My father's GMC truck has stupid TPMS and Firestone requires these to be replaced. I assume BMW TPMS is no different - just the valves, o-rings. If this is so, then the replacement kit is nothing more than asking if you want your tire stems replaced every time you change your tires, which most people do do.
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Old post, but I thought I'd respond. I think it is worth doing.
I got the following quote from another BMW forum:

The rebuild kit is just a new valve stem which just retains the TPMS sensor, there is nothing on the sensor itself that is rebuildable, the valve stem retains it and they are just replacing the valve stem itself nothing else. If it has been a bunch of years, probably worth doing a new valve stem, normal to do them with tire changes in the past as they are cheap. $5 a tire is worth doing just to make sure you don't have a leaky stem!

My father's GMC truck has stupid TPMS and Firestone requires these to be replaced. I assume BMW TPMS is no different - just the valves, o-rings. If this is so, then the replacement kit is nothing more than asking if you want your tire stems replaced every time you change your tires, which most people do do.
Pretty much. Just do it when you get your tires changed. I often find rebuild kits on eBay for cheap...cheaper than what a tire shop would charge anyway. Just buy a pack of four and hold onto them until you need 'em.
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