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    having had nuts shear in the past ( not on a vauxhall tho, yet) is it good practice to put copper grease on wheel nuts when fitting them.

    i have tried googling it and it seems to be a matter of some debate so sorry if this opens up a can of worms.

    would it be a good idea to remove my wheel nuts one at a time and add some copper grease to hopefully make sure there isnt a problem in future?

    thanks

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    Yes, can't see it doing anything else other than helping them not to seize.

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    ive put copper grease on my wheel centre piece and no problems yet.

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    Yes, I always put copper grease on the nuts (oo err) and the mating surface where the wheel touches the hub. Don't go overboard tho, just a wee rim on it

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    Every tyre fitter service I use does this
    However, I have seen one provider skip this step, think you can guess who they were!

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    No grease on road wheel nuts,your just encouraging then to work loose,its a no no.Grease on the inner part just a sliver.

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    hhmm differing opinions again. cheers for the input guys

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    I have always done this too my cars.

    However I do remember someone saying that it was a definant no no, could have possibly been on here tbh.

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    Hiya Jon i always smear a bit of copper slip on them makes it easier to remove in the future i`ve been doing that for years on every car i have owned

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    only copper grease the center of the wheel hub never lube the thread or taper of either the hub stud nut or wheel...

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