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#16 Preee

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

When i damaged my key , i took it to the a tyre garage who said No , the dealer did not have a key although they did try and remove it with my damaged key but it kept slipping , in the end they used the weld method , took them about 45 minutes and they charged mea full hours work , but they did put four standards in for me.


One thing i never do now is let any garage tighten my locking nuts up , i always request that i tighten them

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#17 Stoney871

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

Best thing is to bin Ford lock nuts and in for your own where you then have the ability to order your own spare master nut.
Mcgard are pretty good.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

I have Mcgard's on my motor

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

I whipped my nuts off and just put four normal nuts in their place, but they look different, so if you glance at it, you would think their lockers, but in fact... they arent :)

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Lol....clever ;) . I'm going to see if a garage will take them off for me.. Still have a flat tyre and no key for the wheel nut. Lol

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Are they Ford nuts, or are they another?

The last Focus I had, the lock nuts shape sheared off, I had to have the wheel cut off to remove it :| that was a horrible day! They tried to weld a socket to it, but it wouldnt work... I cut my losses on that one, but if the lock nut is in good shape, just get someone to spot weld something like a 15-17mm socket to it and taken them off that way...

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