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    CANT GET WHEEL NUTS OFF !! NEED TO FIT NEW RS6 ALLOYS

    hello i just got a set of 18" rs6 alloys for my a4 avant 1.8 t but i cant undo the wheel nuts ? they are extremelly TIGHT ! any suggetions on how to loose them ?

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    I have just had the same problem last week. I got a puncture on the way to DPM and couldn't shift them.

    Damian and the fitter managed to undo most of them using a 5 foot bar for leverage but even that wasn't easy. The locking wheels nuts I had to get removed by a tyre place.

    If they are anything like mine you are going to need an impact wrench or something to budge them. Applying heat could work but is likely to bugger the alloys you are removing.
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    I had similar problems when I had my Mk4 GTi. It was always dealer serviced and the muppets used the impact air gun to replace the wheels.
    Result was.... when i had a puncture at the side of the road I could not remove the wheel. Had to be recoved as the AA man couldn't remove them either.

    In the end I had to get them drilled out which cost a fortune.

    Needless to say I sent the bill to the VW garage who actually did refund my money. i was told that the 'technicians' should have used a torque wrench but obviously the air gun was quicker!

    But the time lost and inconvienience was still at my expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDI@WRC
    hello i just got a set of 18" rs6 alloys for my a4 avant 1.8 t but i cant undo the wheel nuts ? they are extremelly TIGHT ! any suggetions on how to loose them ?
    sod all that... whose the chick in your avatar!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    sod all that... whose the chick in your avatar!?

    Well said that man!
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    my mum !!

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    thats just wrong in so many ways

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    Aluminimum Alloys & Iron Alloys are not going to mix on any metallurigical level without causing some reactive corrosion that will eventually lead to not being able to remove your wheels.

    Quick Tip:

    When you acquire a car take off the wheels, apply a lithium based grease to the wheel bolts (not too much, apply and remove most with a cloth) this help to prevent the inter-metallic corrosion taking place and make them easier to remove in future.

    Remember to still torque them up to the Manufacturers recommendations etc.
    Last edited by wigginer; 8th February 2007 at 19:25. Reason: 'help to prevent' rather than 'will revent'
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    i'd use a 3 foot breaker bar with a good quality socket or an impact gun socket, then if needed slide a section of tube over that to extend furthur, becareful using impact guns, especially on locking wheel nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDI@WRC
    my mum !!
    ha ha ha ha

    big bar and stamp on it fella, but be careful!!!!!

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    your mum is ****in hot !

 

 

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