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
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30th Jun 2012 5:30 pm
Member Since: 21 May 2012
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 !
3rd Jul 2012 11:01 pm
Member Since: 24 Oct 2010
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.
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!
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24th Nov 2013 9:42 am
Member Since: 07 Nov 2014
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.
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