Advertise on DISCO4.COM
Forum · Gallery · Wiki · Shop · Sponsors
DISCO4.COM > Wheels & Tyres

Another Locking Wheel Nut Calamity
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 2 of 5 <12345>
AJS4X4
Site Sponsor 


Member Since: 30 Mar 2008
Location: Surrey
Posts: 3210

United Kingdom 

Sometimes they can be a real bas Censored d to get off, we have all the keys available as well.

As has been stated, "bin them"
 Andy.
www.ajstyres.co.uk 01737 241370.

Always best to phone if you can. 
 
Post #9375181st Jun 2012 6:01 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
DrLex
 


Member Since: 15 Jul 2005
Location: Ciderspace [Oi be in Zummerset]
Posts: 4621

Iceland 

FWIW, the only report on this site & RRS of the theft of all wheels from a LR is of expensive aftermarket bling 22" wheels from a RRS parked in London without lockers, and I'll wager that even if they had had such, the existence of tools like Dynomec wouldn't have altered the outcome.
 Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana

Member of Club Med Sucks 
 
Post #9375451st Jun 2012 7:40 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
B16 KJR
 


Member Since: 10 Jul 2006
Location: Rosyth, Fife
Posts: 2846

Scotland 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Yulong WhiteDiscovery 4

TBH locking wheel nuts are a throwback to the days when alloy wheels on cars were a rarity and as such, were always going to attract attention.

Nowadays there is hardly any car, that does not come with alloys Whistle
  
Post #9376731st Jun 2012 12:06 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
AAA.Happy.Disco1.Fan
 


Member Since: 04 Nov 2010
Location: West Yorks
Posts: 2895

Wales 

Spot on comment, B16 .... Bow down

AAA Very Happy
  
Post #9378461st Jun 2012 9:03 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
funky_monk_flying
 


Member Since: 21 May 2012
Location: uxbridge
Posts: 67

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Big thanks to Snowy , his tip was spot on

Remove alloy cap ,luckily mine was a bit split, with center punch,chisels,screwdrivers and hammers

Then hammer a 5/8 socket onto the splined shaft now showing

Then give it some

Then it should come off

Then position your middle finger toward any land rover dealer and say 250.00? up yours !!!!

Then give a little nod of thanks to LR for a truly wonderful design flaw.

Then replace with normal nuts , my tip is to put a plastic cap onto one nut on each wheel to make it look like a locker.
  
Post #94887730th Jun 2012 4:26 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
AAA.Happy.Disco1.Fan
 


Member Since: 04 Nov 2010
Location: West Yorks
Posts: 2895

Wales 

funky_monk_flying wrote:
Then give a little nod of thanks to LR for a truly wonderful design flaw.
And continuing to supply without a re-design - a Management decision no doubt.
Quote:
Then replace with normal nuts , my tip is to put a plastic cap onto one nut on each wheel to make it look like a locker.

That's a ... Thumbs Up ...idea FMF

AAA Very Happy
  
Post #94891730th Jun 2012 5:25 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Bodsy
Site Sponsor 


Member Since: 06 Nov 2006
Location: In the Clubhouse
Posts: 20828

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

funky_monk_flying wrote:
Big thanks to Snowy , his tip was spot on

Remove alloy cap ,luckily mine was a bit split, with center punch,chisels,screwdrivers and hammers

Then hammer a 5/8 socket onto the splined shaft now showing

Then give it some

Then it should come off

Then position your middle finger toward any land rover dealer and say 250.00? up yours !!!!

Then give a little nod of thanks to LR for a truly wonderful design flaw.

Then replace with normal nuts , my tip is to put a plastic cap onto one nut on each wheel to make it look like a locker.


Glad you got them off sooner rather than later Thumbs Up
 Bodsys Brake Bible

D4/D3 Remote FBH heat kits
BAS Remaps/ EGR Blank
Transmission Flush
Software updates/enabling


Clock/ SNOTM /3Flash / 4x4Info /BT Update /Service Reset/Error Codes / Gearbox Reset
See It Here 
 
Post #94892130th Jun 2012 5:30 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
funky_monk_flying
 


Member Since: 21 May 2012
Location: uxbridge
Posts: 67

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

sorry , how rude

a BIG thank you to Bodsy for pointing out the need to get rid of the pieces of rusty poo-poo before i had to change a wheel !


Mr. Green
  
Post #9502543rd Jul 2012 11:01 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
johnboy3
 


Member Since: 24 Oct 2010
Location: northamptonshire
Posts: 190

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Manual Java BlackDiscovery 3

I have this problem every day at work . I have used all sorts of tools but only do it one way now that is weld on an other wheel bolt & unscrew it with that. And this is done with no damage to the alloy. I use carboard over the plastic centre cap & spray anti-spatter all around. Thumbs Up
  
Post #9510415th Jul 2012 7:10 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
luciogodoy
 


Member Since: 14 Apr 2008
Location: Winchester - UK
Posts: 348

Brazil 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Hi all

I wish I new about this issue before having it!

I went to service the rear near-side brake, and on the process of removing the lock, it started to slip. I noticed that the cap was split in almost half, so I done the following:


1 - Removed the alloy cap,
2 - Then I stated hammering a 15mm socket and tried to remove the lock - not enough bite!
3 - Then I switched to a 14mm socket - again a bit more bite but not enough
4 - Then I switched to 3/8 and used superglue to lock the socket to the lock, and it worked like a treat.

Simple solution, combined with a tighter grip from smaller socket and the superglue helped me to remove the lock.

Sometimes we forget how strong superglue is!





 Disco 3 HSE MY07, D4 heated Steering/W, D4 rear cluster, D4 extended roof rack, D4 grille & air grille, D4 rear bumper, colour coded arches + front bumper, side-steps, Webasto timer/ remote control, De-Tangoed Xenon headlights + HID, LEDs all around, reverse CAM (RR hack) + brightness, DLR LEDs, 3-click indicator, SatNav on the move, EGR's done, front/rear antiroll bar Polybush, gearbox pan/filter + oil mega-flush, front/rear diff oil, new oil pump + water pump, timing belts replaced.  
Post #119206024th Nov 2013 9:42 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Damon Hallsworth
 


Member Since: 07 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 30

United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Manual Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Picking up on this old thread, but i too today have experienced the exact same thing . I gave up after about Half hour and decided to wait until i could purchase new nuts. I'm gonna ditch the locking nuts for ordinary ones.
Cant tell you how relieved i was to find this thread and the various methods used, some successful & some not.
Ill post my results when I'm done. Good or Bad. Big Cry
 

Last edited by Damon Hallsworth on 14th Dec 2014 4:55 pm. Edited 1 time in total 
Post #13825812nd Dec 2014 12:08 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
luciogodoy
 


Member Since: 14 Apr 2008
Location: Winchester - UK
Posts: 348

Brazil 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Hey Damon

Good luck!

be careful in don damaging your wheel on the process i used some making tape to protect the "nut" area when removing the cap.

Lucio
 Disco 3 HSE MY07, D4 heated Steering/W, D4 rear cluster, D4 extended roof rack, D4 grille & air grille, D4 rear bumper, colour coded arches + front bumper, side-steps, Webasto timer/ remote control, De-Tangoed Xenon headlights + HID, LEDs all around, reverse CAM (RR hack) + brightness, DLR LEDs, 3-click indicator, SatNav on the move, EGR's done, front/rear antiroll bar Polybush, gearbox pan/filter + oil mega-flush, front/rear diff oil, new oil pump + water pump, timing belts replaced.  
Post #13825852nd Dec 2014 12:18 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Damon Hallsworth
 


Member Since: 07 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 30

United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Manual Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Cheers Lucio. Lots of gaffer tape me thinks. Thumbs Up
  
Post #13826042nd Dec 2014 12:41 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Apache
 


Member Since: 16 Oct 2011
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 639

England 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 Commercial Manual Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Damon Hallsworth wrote:
( now on order x4 fromLRDirect @ £5 each ).


Support the site sponsors

http://www.advancedfactors.co.uk/rrd500510...5929-p.asp

You've been had Whistle
  
Post #13826052nd Dec 2014 12:42 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Damon Hallsworth
 


Member Since: 07 Nov 2014
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 30

United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Manual Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Bug ger!!!! Thanks for the tip. Apache
  
Post #13826082nd Dec 2014 12:45 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Display posts from the last:  
Post Reply Back to top
Page 2 of 5 <12345>
Jump to:  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >


Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



DISCO4.COM Copyright © 2004-2017 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis
DISCO3.CO.UK RSS Feed - All Forums Follow DISCO4.COM on twitter

DISCO4.COM is independent and not affiliated to Land Rover.
Switch to Mobile Site