Inside of locking wheel bolt sheered off - aaargh!

littleg78

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040A5FF8-D1BA-486E-880A-1DAE3A756EA6.jpegCastle Combe on Friday, lovely forecast, so went to swap wheels for my MRF’s… first wheel and the locking bolt gave way and can’t get the bleedin wheel off!

Any ideas how I can the bolt out in the next 24 hours?
 

R20BTG

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littleg78

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Thanks @R20BTG don’t think I can get the bits fast enough so might try my luck at a local garage tomorrow.

UPDATE - that’s 2 of them sheered off now… the front two! Backs have now been replaced with normal bolts… fronts must have been tightened up by a Wookiee…
 

turkie172

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Go to a good alloy wheel place or tyre shop they deal with that every day and will have the kit, most likely something will need welded to the center. Drill the head off to free the wheel then work on what's left.
 
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burrellbloke

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I don't bother with locking nuts. My car is parked on my drive at night and it sometimes will be driven to and from work, and parked in public car parks.

I am not sure people are so keen to steal wheels from cars these days. Or maybe I am just a fool?
 
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littleg78

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So glad I got the right tyres on for today - Castle Combe is a great circuit.

Changes since my last track day are Meg conversion (+300bhp), Gaz golds, and the megane LSD…the sticky tyres were the icing on the cake, and the way it put the power down out of corners was immense!
 

Foxspeed

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never torque the lock bolts up to the same as the wheel bolts...

usually only do lock bolts to 100nm normal nuts to the 130-140nm
 
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Foxspeed

"the new red baron"
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Exactly this - I’m trying to figure out who last took the wheels off the car… it wasn’t me!
had a few close missis with locking bolts on renaults just starting to round off as they are being loosened so form now irrespective of what car they go on slightly less torque...

and one of the first jobs i do when i get a new or different car