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  1. Mathew Mower

    Mathew Mower New Member

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    94CC438D-3C8C-4674-BDC0-1F047B7D7A5F. Hi all,

    Im having trouble Removing a tuner style lug nut that has decided to round itself, any suggestions to removing the stubborn nut without me damaging the alloy anymore??

    cheers.
     
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    I faced this very problem removing some crappy nuts left on by a previous owner of one mine.
    Pop a couple of decent wheel nuts in to share the weight of the wheel onto other nuts, I heated the nut lightly to make it less brittle and then used a over side Allen key type fitting and smashed it in with a big hammer, then I gently turned it off. Insert a stupid amount of swearing between these steps. It worked, but I wouldn't want to do it again.
     
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    cheers for the info!! I fitted a 13mm Allen key and whacked it in, but it just rounded again.. I’ll try get a 14 and repeat with abit of heat.. I’m at the point where if the alloy gets damaged more I’ll just have to buy another one!!
     
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    Whack a Torx bit in there instead of an Allen key...
     
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    cheers Oscar I’ll give that a go!!
     

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