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Rover 25 / 200 / 214

Locking Wheel Nut Removal

Unread postby Jamesgreen » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:57 pm

Hi, was wondering if i could get some advice.
My rover 25 has those useless locking wheel nuts on it and someone in the past has over tightened them. Anyway i went to change my brakes today and the key has snapped clean off inside the pattern when i tried to remove them! (waaaaaah)

Does anyone know how i can remove these?
My local garage tried but was unable to take them off.
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:49 pm

best place i could suggest is a scrap yard, my local one has lots of spare keys for these.
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Unread postby Jamesgreen » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:14 pm

Hi, i managed to get this finally sorted. After trying everything i could i eventually found this company online http://www.lockingwheelnutremovers.co.uk he came out to me and removed my locking wheel nuts in about 15 minutes. He said they were done up extremely tight! And he had to use what looked like a scaffolding pole on his breaker bar to be able to break them loose. He said it was probably caused by a garage using an air impact gun to tighten them, so just a warning to all, don't let any garage tighten your locking wheel nuts up with an air gun.
Anyway, huge problem finally solved! Thanks for your reply.
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Unread postby Michael » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:50 pm

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