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Old 14 May 2005, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Locking Wheel Nut Problem

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Bought some new alloys the other day and me and dad went to fit them today. We got two fitted but when we went to take off the Mcgard locking nut on the third alloy it sheered off the pattern inside the locking key as it had been put on so tight The metal that sheered off stayed in the locking nut on the wheel but I have managed to get that out. Bit annoyed as the garage put them on when they did my brakes so they only a few months old.

Phoned up the Subaru dealer where I got the car from and I got a quote of 60 + VAT for them to sort and put my new wheels on. To me this seems a bit much.

Is there anyway I could get them off? Don't really wanna spend over 60 for Subaru to do them

Any ideas?
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Old 14 May 2005, 05:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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scooblou the exact same happened to me last week those mcguard locking nuts are crap i took mine to tyre fitters they did"nt charge me anything 2 get the nuts off they"ve got special sockets that are made for the job only took about 5 mins if that i think the dealers are trying to skank u hope that helps mate
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Old 14 May 2005, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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scooblou the exact same happened to me last week those mcguard locking nuts are cr@p i took mine to tyre fitters they did"nt charge me anything 2 get the nuts off they"ve got special sockets that are made for the job only took about 5 mins if that i think the dealers are trying to skank u hope that helps mate
Cheers for the info mate, but went to ATS and Wilco today and they just looked at the car and tutted and said well dunno what to do mate sorry. I said don't you have a special tool to get them off with, said no though

Will have a ring round tomorrow at my local places I think.

Cheers mate :wink:
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Old 14 May 2005, 06:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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take it from me mate the tools r out there i think there made by snap-on hav a good ring about pal
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Consititution Motors sorted your locking nut problem out for you scooblou & for free. 8)
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Old 18 May 2005, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Consititution Motors sorted your locking nut problem out for you scooblou & for free. 8)
Yeah they did indeed 8)

Top blokes and the mechanic who did it done a grand job and done it in about half an hour. Real friendly bunch there.

They also didn't charge me.

Going back there again Friday to get myself some locking wheel nuts 8)
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