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raz128

Dammit!!!

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Me and my friend were changing my front alloys to the rear and vice-versa and after doing the last locking wheel bolt, the f***ing adaptor thingy snaps! it's one of the McGard ones, too.

Tried one garage already and they said the locking wheel nuts are on too tight for them to remove. :evil:

Help!!

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Hammer on a socket and use the air gun on max torque, give it a good wiggling, never fails for me :lol:

:? may have to ask u guys to give it a go when i get the de-cat pipe if that's ok, Simon. :lol:

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Can't you get a new adaptor from McGard? ((If you have the number for your lock nuts))

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Guest eliet

try one of them gator grip things on your socket should work with a big torque wrench

or go to a garage and they can machine two sides flat and then get off as normal

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Guest DavidJ

Nah Eliet, you don't want to pay to remove them. What Raz needs is thermite! Melt them buggers off!!!!

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eliets suggsetion is plasable, just angle-grind two flats, fit a spanner on the end followed by a large length of steel tubing should do the trick, not too sure about thermite!, but the valconmite might work as well, not a 2 step process thou :lol::lol: Seriously thou there sould be a number on the box for the key, contact them and order another there should be a hotline number somewhere.

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Guest eliet
Nah Eliet, you don't want to pay to remove them. What Raz needs is thermite! Melt them buggers off!!!!

:lol: and the rest :lol::D

but seriously raz try my ideas i have used them both before to get off wheel locking nuts without a key

you can buy a gator grip from homebase i think which is what i did

it has loads of teeth to shape around the nut then get your torque wrench on it

put some extra long tubing on it to give even more torque and it'll come off easy :wink: :)

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i used mole grips on mine.. car was supplied without the locking key.. just got the mole grips on then bit of pole on the handle of it then twist .. easy .. if they are the type that have the spinning outer part.. just use a flat blade and a hammer to split them off

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You can always tell when Auto-Boy's back on the forum! :lol:

ok, gonna try a garage first, see if they can get 'em off.

failing that, i'm gonna try ALL the suggestions you guys have made!

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With all these solutions to your problem Raz - I think there are a lot of seasoned alloy nickers on this board! ;);):D

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