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    hi

    on the 20 july i had all my pads replaced by a local garage
    i know im lazy but it was raining
    and then about a week ago i noticed a squicking noise (after a bit of advise from a few on here i was going to put a bit more copper grease on the back of the pads)
    so went out today with wheel brace and locking nut key......
    i was unable to undo the locking nut as it was so tight so i got a 4tf bar and then there was a crack i had broke the locking bolt and the key no longer sits in place on any of the other locking nuts (leaving me unable to undo them with out buying a new key)
    looks like the monkey done it with a windy gun so im going to call them tomorrow and ask them to drill out or undo all the locking nuts thay had done to tight
    i undone all other bolts (only just using the bar)
    but i cant undo any of them on the front drivers side i broke 2 wheel bracing in the process

    so my question is
    is this dangrous to be over tight
    am i being fair asking them to undo by what ever means at no cost to me and replace my locking nuts free of charge

    any if they get really funny about it what would a tyre place charge as im thinking they probely see this alot and have the tools to sort it

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    Yes it could be dangerous to have them too tight as they could shear off, they are high tensile bolts but they have torque settings for a reason!

    I'd ask them to remove them and pay for a replacement. What if you had been at the side of the road with a flat?
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    Should only be nipped up tbh, rolling forces tighten them up further, but in this case it does seem the fitter has airgunned them too tight, welcome to the club I had this after tyres one time, i never send the car in with locks on now for that reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrase20 View Post
    I'd ask them to remove them and pay for a replacement.
    Ditto.

    Tightening torque on wheel bolts should be 110Nm - I'm guessing the mechanic had his airgun set to FT...(ferking tight!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Ditto.

    Tightening torque on wheel bolts should be 110Nm - I'm guessing the mechanic had his airgun set to FT...(ferking tight!)
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    I had this happen on mine after taking it to a high street trye replacement centre.

    It ended up taking a stealer 6 hours to get off. It cost said tyre centre just shy of £300 in the end. There were a few marks on my alloy which i couldn't get them to take care of either.

    As they pointed out to me though, how would i ever prove that they were the last people to have my wheel off

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    done and sorted dropped it in at 9 and was ready at 12 but was told it didnt take to long to get them off
    they replaced my mcgard nuts with a vauxhall set
    and to be honest the vx set look alot better

    and they also re copper greased all round

    so to be honest the service was spot on (apart from not doing it right the first time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickzx6r View Post
    I had this happen on mine after taking it to a high street trye replacement centre.

    It ended up taking a stealer 6 hours to get off. It cost said tyre centre just shy of £300 in the end. There were a few marks on my alloy which i couldn't get them to take care of either.

    As they pointed out to me though, how would i ever prove that they were the last people to have my wheel off

    Nick

    Where bouts was that in Leominster fella?

    Wasnt that that lovly tyre place by the retirement home or the one by the cemetry was they by any chance????

    I always used to use the garage up barons cross

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    was actually in dudley mate.

    But would be a similar brand tyre centre to the one round the corner from the bp in leominster :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by baz2003uk View Post
    done and sorted dropped it in at 9 and was ready at 12 but was told it didnt take to long to get them off
    they replaced my mcgard nuts with a vauxhall set
    and to be honest the vx set look alot better

    and they also re copper greased all round

    so to be honest the service was spot on (apart from not doing it right the first time)
    Nip out now and undo them, then just feel for the bite on them and barely lean on the locker, it won't come off, the threads are designed to tighten as the wheels rotate, Vx ones also seize on if left too long and the grease won't stop it happening either.

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