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Kona786

Dang! Rounded wheel nut

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I was in the process of swapping my old nuts for new replacements and ended up rounding one of the nuts. A combination of over tightened nut (tyre fitter), rusty nut and poor quality nut tool included with the new nuts.

Now question is how much of a ***** will it be to get this of. What are my options? It's going into my mechanic to get my discs and pads done for the front and will get him to have a go (rounded nut is on the rear).

Thanks in advance.

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Usually suggestions are to force a smaller socket on either with a hammer and a bit of brute force or weld one on.

I tried the above and failed so had to drill the centre out, destroyed 2 drills bits mind

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Yer those are the only two options you have got, mist likely best to try and hit a smaller socket on as hopefully the vibrations will help to loosen the rust that's holding the bolt in

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As said , but add a load of penetration oil too.

socket may not work though.

I would go for the weld option

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the next size up torx bit hammered in there and the use of an impact gun in the garage should have that out in seconds.


if not there are special tools designed for this or easy-out and the likes that a good garage may have to hand.

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First, good application of heat on the nut from a blowtorch.

Then air chisel (or sds drill with rotation switched off) firstly pointing direct in towards centre to make a notch, then turn so it's hammering to undo.

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With the amount of times I had rounded wheel nuts come in the garage I agree with everyone else welding another nut to it is best

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Good news, my now best pal mechanic was able to get the nut off by hammering a big Allen key into it.

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I really didn't want it to come to welding as protecting the alloy was going to be a faff.

Thanks all.

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