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    Default Locking Wheel Nut Fooked

    HELP!!!!! I was taking my wheels off to paint my calipers at the weekend and on the last nut (the locking one) on the last alloy, I managed to, well, break it?!?!?!

    The nut has a metal sleeve around the outside of it, and this came off in the locking nut head bit - does it just slot back on or what? The nut won't connect with the head bit to even get it out and put an ordinary one in?!?!??!?!?!?

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    got a picture of the style of nut Jon?..

    post one up and i'll tell you how to get the nut off...quite successful here at removing them..

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    Just standard VX locking wheel nut...no pic as yet mate..

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    Try knocking a tight impact socket over it, I think it was 17mm or 19mm. I had a problem like this a few weeks ago after the removal key broke and it took me a day to get the wheel off. Ended up trying to weld a socket to the nut and this was unsuccessful (After 8 impact sockets???) Eventually removed it by drilling the centre down to the cone to 12mm and then using a rotary grinder to waste away the metal. This was only one mind you, the rest came off reasonable easy hence trying the impact socket first. Mine had obvioyusly been overtightened by our friends at the trye company.

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    I just bash a black nut onto them (as stated above impact ones), make it a touch smaller than the socket for a nice tight fit.
    Once well and truly on tight, remove the old nut and bash it out of the socket.

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