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Old 14-04-2009, 18:31   #1
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How to remove a damaged locking wheel nut?

I'm fed up of my useless locking wheel nuts.

I think they must be the original Rover ones, because they are as soft as butter. Everyone of them has been damaged by ham-fisted various previous onwers / garages.

It's now got to the point of not being able to get some of them undone - any suggestions on how to get them off would be greatly received!
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Old 14-04-2009, 18:32   #2
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I had this problem... Easiest solution i found was just to get a socket and belt it onto the nut.. Its quite soft so goes on quite easily and just replace with standard nuts..

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I ended up just hammering a socket onto the nut very hard, the nut was ruined but at least it came off. Next thing you have to do is get the nut out of the socket again
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Old 14-04-2009, 19:24   #4
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Old 14-04-2009, 19:26   #5
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A wheel theif's friend?
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Old 14-04-2009, 19:29   #6
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Make sure you replace them with other locking nuts or inform your insurer that you have none as otherwise you will invalidate your theft policy.
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A wheel theif's friend?
no more than "just hammering a socket onto the nut very hard" is Broony boy
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Old 14-04-2009, 19:39   #8
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no more than "just hammering a socket onto the nut very hard" is Broony boy
Makes more noise though
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Old 14-04-2009, 19:49   #9
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worked for me too
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Thanks Chaps, so simple really - as all the best solutions are!

Any suggestions for decent replacement locking nuts? Was going to just use standard ones - but hadn't thought about the insurance aspect
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Old 14-04-2009, 20:17   #11
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I bought these

http://www.mgroveraccessories.com/sh...kit/index.html


McGard seem to be held in high regards on here so thats why I went for them.

I paid 26.83 delivered but that included discount for being a paid up member on this forum

But I have seen them a lot cheaper on ebay
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Agreed on McGard ones.
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McGard seem to be held in high regards on here so thats why I went for them.

I paid 26.83 delivered but that included discount for being a paid up member on this forum

But I have seen them a lot cheaper on ebay
I was looking thongiht and couldnt find any cheaper than org shop (well maybe a few pence here and there)
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Old 14-04-2009, 20:42   #14
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That kit is manufactured by Laser Tools and is very good, I've had one for a while.
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I bought ours last summer. After I had bought them I saw the same ones on eBay for 14.99 on a "buy it now".

It may have been a one off. I must admit I haven't looked since.

Halfords were far more expensive than the online shop, weighing in, I think at the time, at a whopping 34.99. They are more expensive now with them.
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I still have the original ones but with the locking nut, one of the little mouldings inside the nut that locates onto the nut fixed the the hub has broken off so I have not tightened them too much - getting new ones this week.
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Old 14-04-2009, 22:16   #17
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I ended up just hammering a socket onto the nut very hard, the nut was ruined but at least it came off. Next thing you have to do is get the nut out of the socket again
I now keep a hammer as part of my tool roll for just that problem.
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Bringing this to the fore again, me and my Dad misplaced the locking key for the coupe and did the exact same thing. Smacked on a socket and voila off they came. Put standard ones on for the time being and will have the mcgard set off the 25 on as soon as I finish getting my tyres fitted today. What a pullava!
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Had the same prob, and as mentioned above 18mm socket and hammer did the trick, and found some replacement locking at halfords for 19.99 (think the make was rip speed)
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That kit is manufactured by Laser Tools and is very good, I've had one for a while.

Screwfix also do the IRWIN BOLT GRIP. That kit will remove ANY rounded off nut on your 'F'! Ive used this countless times and it is a superb piece of kit, absolutely essential when your messing around with Classic cars!
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