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Removing the wheels!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jars, May 18, 2010.

  1. jars

    jars Member

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    decided to take off my wheels to give them a good old clean on the inside and out.

    I went into the boot to get the required tools and found that the impliment (sorry, can't think of the technical name for it!) to take the bolts off doesn't fit!

    I have the (what i think are) standard wheels for the 2.0 tdi sport, (picture of my wheels http://images.clickedit.co.uk/4487/AETV90754945_1.jpg ) there are not anit-theft bolts on the wheels, so i am guessing that i have an adapter missing??

    If this is the case, will an appropriate sized socket do the trick, or do i need to try and find the part I am missing?

    Sorry for the second stupid thread I have started since joining this very informative forum!
     
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  3. jsws3

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    i had to knock a 19mm socket on to remove my locking wheel nuts as the mrs chucked the socket away .
     
  4. jars

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    That's a bit of a shitter!

    That's the thing, none of them are locking wheel nuts from what I can tell.... unless the previous owner, or even Audi, replaced all nuts with locking wheel nuts.

    They're just bigger than the tool in the boot!

    Can I not get a replacement from Audi, E-bay or the like?
     
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    post a pic of them up so we know what they look like
     
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    are you sure you ain't trying to undo the plastic nut cover. :)
     
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    Have you taken the plastic covers off the nuts? :blink:
     
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    too slow .....:)
     
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    Yeah will take a few tomorrow as don't currently have any electrics in my garage at the moment!
     
  10. jars

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    Now I feel stupid... never come across plastic covers on wheel nuts before!!

    Now I can see I do have locking wheel nuts, but that is in the boot, so all is well and can get on with opening a can of worms!

    Thanks again to a very helpfull forum
     
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    :lmfao:
     
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    :lmfao: you learn something new every day :arco:
     
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    was gonna say all wheels stus are 17mm guys...
     
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    :p
     
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    lmao, I did this the first time I got my A3..
     

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