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locking wheel nuts duffed

todgerino Jan 16, 2011

  1. todgerino

    todgerino New Member

    Planned to swap tyres round today for some cleaning/brake inspection & tread conservation...all did not go well, in fact I gave up pretty sharpish after about 5 minutes after looking at the state of the offside wheel bolts:

    Front OS

    Rear OS

    Nearside look better - front one looks new anyway...

    and the socket itself:

    So it looks like I need two new locking wheel bolts plus the socket as that looks mashed too. None of the plastic covers were present so all of the wheel bolts are pretty weather worn - wondering if its worth replacing all the bolts while I'm doing this.

    Where is best to buy these from and are there better ones maybe out there?

    ..and should I try to remove the mashed ones myself? Seen a couple of methods (old 19mm socket hammered on or a locking-nut remover kit like from Screwfix) but not sure which method would be best.

    Cheers folks
  2. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

    The socket will have a code on it somewhere and you can buy a new one from Audi.

    Probably have to order it though.
  3. PeteS

    PeteS Member

    I have seen a socket hammered onto a locking wheel nut to remove it but looking at the pictures I am not sure it will work in your case. You could try talking to a tyre place to see if they can help.

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