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wheel nut caps

southylad Mar 6, 2013

  1. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    i have a few of my plastic nut caps missing so i ordered a full set off ebay oem caps from lincoln audi but i tried to fit them and cant push them on i expected them to be tighter than the old ones but not this tight i contacted them and they say they are all the same size but to get one on i had to bang it on and nearly broke the removing tool trying to remove it , so i didnt want to force any more on , can anyone tell me if this is correct?
     
  2. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Try firstly putting them in a bucket of warm/hot water, then spray insides with silicone before pushing them on.
     
  3. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    i did try silicone lube but i will try them in hot water at the weekend cheers
     
  4. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    cheers for that, i see your in lincoln mate my a3 was supplied and serviced from new by lincoln audi




     
  5. adey1

    adey1 Member

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    be interested to know how you get on brought a set of these myself from lincoln audi for my summer wheels i brought my a3 convertible from them as well had great service and a good price
     
  6. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    fitted today just dropped them in a jug of boiling water fished out one at a time they pushed on great cheers
     
  7. monopole

    monopole Well-Known Member

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    May be interesting trying to get them back off with the plastic grip, have you tried now they've cooled?
     
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  8. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    If a prob, use a hair dryer first. I reckon over time the plastic will free up.

    Tried buying a used car from Lincoln Audi, but the sales Director was an arrogant sod who thought his derisory trade in offer was the dogs balls! God I do hate main dealers for their attitude and lies!

    If I need superb serivce, I use Just Audi on Outer Circle Rd.
     
  9. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    Will you carry a hair dryer in the car if you get a flat in the middle of the country side? lol
     

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