Member Since: 19 Jan 2015
Is much rather chance not having locking nuts on my car than the nightmare of A: trying to get them off when you break or lose the key, B: are stranded on the side of a busy motorway in the dark with a flat tyre that you can't change. I always bin the locking wheel nuts/bolts from our cars. More hassle than their worth. My old D1 had them. I could get them off with a stilson wrench. What's the point. If some thieving scumbag wants to try pulling the wheels off a 4x4 that's size good luck. I hope it squashes them in the process. Current : D3 2007 HSE - AKA the lemon
-detango with led bulbs
-on axle stands dead.
Previous : D1. 1991 200tdi - AKA the beast.
- too many mods to mention, parked up and rusty but not forgotten.
7th Jan 2016 6:04 pm
DSL Keeper of the wheelie bin
Member Since: 11 May 2006
Was the original idea of the locking nut to prevent the wheels from being stolen and if so what prevents this from happening??
But, when was the last time you saw a car on bricks with the alloy wheels stolen from it?
You don't have to change them if you're worried about theft, and we reserve the right to say "we told you so" when (not if) the lockers fail. At the very least get rid of the original ones and get new ones from a LR dealer. That gives you 2 year warranty and it will include consequential damage, ie getting your wheels off. And replace those every just under 2 years.
11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco.
7th Jan 2016 6:31 pm
Member Since: 17 Jan 2015
OK , understood and thanks for the explanation Belts, oil pump casing and water pump by Flack
Transmission flush by Geoff
7th Jan 2016 8:10 pm
Member Since: 01 Sep 2012
Just like to say thanks to the contributors to this thread, I recently had a problem removing one of my locking wheels nuts and without this thread I think I would have struggled.
16th Oct 2017 8:21 am
Member Since: 10 Oct 2015
In a nutshell:
1) Ditch all the locking wheel nuts
2) Ditch all the original nuts with caps.
3) Replace with non capped Batfink recommended versions http://www.disco4.com/forum/topic161797.html
4) Job done, feel smug Visitor from RRSport.co.uk
RR Sport SDV6 MY12
RR Classic 1993 Tdi
Both do 32mpg and are 19 years apart in age,
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