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« on: 11 March 2018, 17:46:13 »

Help needed please, tried to remove wheels on my omega today and was unable to remove locking bolt. I have the correct adapter but it just rolls off  when given any purchase. I suspect the bolt has seized on and the adapter is a little worn. How am i going to get these off ,obviously if sucessful i will disguard them and replace with ordinary non locking bolts. thanks for any help Paul
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #1 on: 11 March 2018, 18:06:53 »

I junked my locking nuts years ago, horrible things.

Could try good soaking in plusgas, plus an impact with hammer or something to shock it.
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #2 on: 11 March 2018, 18:17:28 »

I had the same problem with one of mine and spent hours with a small chisel before I got it off.
Take it to a tyre depot and pay them to get them off. Then chuck them in the nearest bin. :y
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #3 on: 11 March 2018, 18:25:29 »

Will they be able to do them at a car tyre place,like national tyres? I will try the impact driver method before hand thanks
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #4 on: 11 March 2018, 18:29:38 »

Some will, others won't touch them. Best to ring them, or your usual garage first. Anyone who works on cars professionally will have their own techniques for removing the damn things. Get all of them removed.
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #5 on: 11 March 2018, 18:37:41 »

thanks Nick i usually take van to national tyres Ipswich the guy there is quite down to earth so omegas should be on his radar,ill report back thanks again
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #6 on: 12 March 2018, 18:23:48 »

Soaked the remaining three locking bolts in plus gas and penetrating oil (the best i could) tried to undo but tool kept rolling off. Went to local national tyres explaining problem , initially told couldn't help but had a go when i produced special adapter. He tried but no go,he then tried with nut gun in an attempt to thump it off and managed to shock all three off :D
I was so chuffed i gave the bloke 20 not bad for 10minutes but worth every penny to me, as could have been very expensive
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #7 on: 12 March 2018, 18:36:31 »

The incidence of wheels being nicked seems to have reduced a hell of a lot these days. Either theives have realised that they all have locking wheels nuts or they don't see a need any more.
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #8 on: 12 March 2018, 18:45:35 »

I think alloy wheels are now so common that they aren't desirable on the black market unless something special. Especially if they're on a 15 year old omega.
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #9 on: 12 March 2018, 19:01:18 »

yep my locking nuts have met their end 8)
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #10 on: 12 March 2018, 19:14:07 »

I think alloy wheels are now so common that they aren't desirable on the black market unless something special. Especially if they're on a 15 year old omega.

Although four new Micheilns (other expensive brands are also available) might make it worth while, as they are more than likely worth more than the car.
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #11 on: 12 March 2018, 19:49:50 »

Cheers for original advice Albs
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #12 on: 12 March 2018, 20:08:15 »

Happy to help mate. Have you got replacement wheel nuts ? If not, I might have a few spare.
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #13 on: 12 March 2018, 20:08:54 »

There is a special impact 1/2 sq dr, socket  that can be purchased in several different sizes specially made to fit a breaker bar or an air gun which has a left hand thread inside the socket so when the air gun tries to undo the wheel nut it automatically grips the nut and removes it from the hub... that is the easy bit, the hard bit is removing the nut from the socket afterwards  :D.
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Re: wheel bolts
« Reply #14 on: 13 March 2018, 16:17:09 »

Soaked the remaining three locking bolts in plus gas and penetrating oil (the best i could) tried to undo but tool kept rolling off. Went to local national tyres explaining problem , initially told couldn't help but had a go when i produced special adapter. He tried but no go,he then tried with nut gun in an attempt to thump it off and managed to shock all three off :D
I was so chuffed i gave the bloke 20 not bad for 10minutes but worth every penny to me, as could have been very expensive

Didn't think you'd get alloys on a Reliant Robin !
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