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    Worst day yet. Went for 2 tyre replacements today and they found locknut siezed on. They could'nt remove so went to 3 other places with no joy. Final garage took 3 hours with various kinds of tooling(socket hammered over, Eetc,etc) finally had to smash collar off and another socket over top to remove. Final cost £200 including cost of his knackered tools. I know he did'nt rip me off by bulling me as was in the workshop with him. Going to remove ALL locknuts as can't afford repeat of this.

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    I had the same problem the other week, key was shot. i managed to get 3 off myself, but had to take it to garage to get last one off. Broke 2 sockets and cost me £30 including both front wheels balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VECTRAMAN View Post
    Going to remove ALL locknuts as can't afford repeat of this.

    Sorry to hear of your plight, I routinely remove mine only putting them back on if I know I am going to leave the car in a risky location for an extended period etc as I had this happen on another car a long time back and it was a nightmare just like you describe.

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    Ive had my vecy from new now 7yrs on & the nuts & key are as new!, As a point i never let garages remove or refit my wheels & i always torque them back up.

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    Forgot to say they were all off 4 months ago. He reckoned caused from road salt as they were rusted in

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    good dolop of anti seize compound does the trick come off lovely every time always put some on all my nuts......on the wheels of my car (for the childish ones lol) at the start and end of winter better thab having them off all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VECTRAMAN View Post
    Forgot to say they were all off 4 months ago. He reckoned caused from road salt as they were rusted in
    Copper slip does wonders, I use it whenever my rims have to come off, slap some on wheel centre and wheel nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by VECTRAMAN View Post
    Worst day yet. Went for 2 tyre replacements today and they found locknut siezed on. They could'nt remove so went to 3 other places with no joy. Final garage took 3 hours with various kinds of tooling(socket hammered over, Eetc,etc) finally had to smash collar off and another socket over top to remove. Final cost £200 including cost of his knackered tools. I know he did'nt rip me off by bulling me as was in the workshop with him. Going to remove ALL locknuts as can't afford repeat of this.
    The cause of your problem is in your text above. You went to the tyre fitters, with the locking wheel nut still in place, and with the intention to allow them to remove it just as if it's a normal wheel nut. Obviously you've done this before - and I'd wager that the last time they were put on was by another tyre fitter.

    Locking wheel nuts can't handle the excessive torque that is applied by air guns. If you don't bother to remove the locking wheel nut yourself before you set off to go to the tyre fitters, then the stuck nuts is what you will always get. Take the locking wheel nuts off before you go get tyres, plut them back on when you get home. It's not rocket science.

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    Its not just Vx lockers either ...
    teacher at school had a flat on her peugot and asked me to change wheel for her ..
    the 3 normal nuts were so fricking tight,thought ut ho when it came to the locker ..
    their lockers just have 2 mushroom pins that are so thin ...so you can guess what happened there .

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    After having 2 different sets knackerd by garages before, I bought 4 normal wheel nuts that I put on before I go to any garage. Takes a couple of minutes to swap over and saves all the hassle of them doing the locking nuts up too tight

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