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janinea

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  1. janinea

    Dog Leg Alloy Wheel Colour

    they are silver
  2. janinea

    Rear Drivers Side Wheel

    rear wheel bearing gone
  3. janinea

    Mk5 Locking Wheel Nut Removal Problem

    Poor us However after much googling and asking around (plus the face you cant weld to alloy studs) Im still stuck as to what to do. If your wheelnuts are just standard then you might get away with a stud/bolt remover kit. Im looking at the bigger dilemma of getting a cold chisel and heavy hammer and having a good time trying to break them off like that but obviously im also trying to avoid that because I don't want to damage the studs. there seems to be more availability for the Mk6 then the old Mk5a
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    Mk5 Locking Wheel Nut Removal Problem

    the final picture is of a good nut from one of the other wheels.
  5. janinea

    Mk5 Locking Wheel Nut Removal Problem

    Ok so I have had a closer look this morning and have taken the attached pictures. one is of a good nut with no problems and the others are of the bad nut still in situ in the wheel. I hope this can be be of use to others. <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s349.photobucket.com/user/ja9_blue/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>
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    Mk5 Locking Wheel Nut Removal Problem

    I cant weld unfortunately. I need something simple that will get it off. I also dont really want to ruin the wheel itself.
  7. hi I have a problem with my MK5 locking wheel nut. I have the key but I cannot get the nut to move and it appears to have broken away around the edge where the key would go. I have tried 2 different types of locking wheel nut remover (spline and reverse thread type) but neither have worked. What I need is a simple method to remove this problematic nut. theres not a great deal of space between the nut and the alloy wheel which made it more difficult to get anything into. Please can anyone help? There is an attached picture of the nut although this is a good nut. My one seems to have broken away in the groove where the key goes. thankyou
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