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#16 WAZ91

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:31 PM

It truly is a bar steward these locking nuts!

I've got a drill with the bits and pieces do ill give it a go this weekend.

Should be straight forward.

Most of the tyre places round my way won't attempt it and I really don't want to throw money at the ford dealership, if I could get them off myself :-P

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#17 jeebowhite

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:05 AM

take it to your dealer. I didn't and it cost me 80 quid for a new wheel, as they could not remove the nut, and had to axle grind the wheel off...

 

I then popped to the dealer a week later after replacing the wheel, my locking wheel nut shattered as my key disintegrated. They took all four lock nuts off for a fiver of beer money...



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:07 AM

My local dealer want £95 to remove them.

 

It seems like a lot considering they 'claim' to have a master key which should only be 20 min job.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

:| I guess I used to pay my local dealer more than enough in repairs they were happy to do me a favour!

 

but all they did was pulled out a box full of lock nuts, found the one that looked the nearest, then stuck it on, 5 minutes later...



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

thats what im worried about......



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:45 AM

You sound like your stuck well and truely

 

I really dont know what to suggest, you need it off, but shy of going at them with a chissel, you can only really go to ford.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

Mite just have to get the parent to pay for it as an early birthday present :P 

 

Safe to say I shall keep the new locking wheel nut key  somewhere SUPER SAFE! :ph34r: 



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

lol, its a birthday present that will definately be cared for!

 

Its a sod of a sitation to be in, I was obviously very fortunate when the faeces hit the fan



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:22 PM

after all this it turns out to be underneath your spare in the boot...Thats where i keep mine. along with a spare wrench and some wd40.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

If that was even a possibility I would rip the boot apart, take the side panels off, check EVERYWHERE that its definately not in the car, under the seats, down the sides to be 110% sure that I wasnt going to stuff myself over...



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