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    Default Locking wheel nut removal

    Hey guys
    Can anyone recommend a garage on the Wirral that can remove my locking wheel nut.

    As the thing is stuck solid an snapped the locking key.
    Had the RAC out and they couldn't remove it with the tools they have.

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    Adam

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    belt a socket over it!..

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    ^^^What he said ^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al 22 dti View Post
    belt a socket over it!..
    Remeber there is a collar on the outside that will spin freely if you don't jam it against the inside section of the nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Remeber there is a collar on the outside that will spin freely if you don't jam it against the inside section of the nut.
    im sure the collar will come off with a bit of persuation.

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    Depends on the make, aftermarket or stock??

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    Sorry forgot to say it's those big standard crappy Vauxhall ones.
    Tryed chiselling the collar but no real luck. Must be of a hardened steel or something as it's just mashing up chisels :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al 22 dti View Post
    im sure the collar will come off with a bit of persuation.
    From experience it wont just come off and more damage can be done to the alloys than the nut itself.
    Quote Originally Posted by CritchvxD View Post
    Sorry forgot to say it's those big standard crappy Vauxhall ones.
    Tryed chiselling the collar but no real luck. Must be of a hardened steel or something as it's just mashing up chisels :-(
    Yep, same here.

    I took mine to a local engineers who just welded something onto the nuts and removed them that way.

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    The RAC removed mine without any problems. Your RAC man could not have had the proper tool, takes less than a couple of minutes

    Heres the tool being used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFXfEhTi8VU

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    The RAC removed mine without any problems. Your RAC man could not have had the proper tool, takes less than a couple of minutes

    Heres the tool being used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFXfEhTi8VU
    That's the tool he used but the locking nut is on super tight it just didn't budge he chewd up 3 or 4 of the bits trying.

    Am talking before the key broke av got a snap on high impact gun. With a bolt break away of about 700 lb ft an that didn't even budge it :'(

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