Fordmods Logo

How can you get Lock nuts off without a key? 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 12 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: How can you get Lock nuts off without a key?
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:20 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 14

Joined: 23rd Nov 2004

Ride: EF Falcon

Location: Coogee
NSW, Australia

well, the title pretty much says it all... just wondering if anyone can give me some suggestions on how to get EF XR wheel lock nuts off without the key, I am of course keyless thanks to the good people at Maroubra Beurepairs who believe it is good practice to put the lock nut key in the air gun...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:22 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 51

Posts: 65

Joined: 16th Feb 2005

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

I use to use vice grips or a cold chisel with a hammer when I lost the lock nut key to my cars!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:29 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 388

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Location: Melb
VIC, Australia

Just find a socket that will fit over them, litely tap it on with a hammer if need be, us a breaker bar or something similar and it should come off pretty easy.

Lock nuts are not a secure thing to save your wheels, just make it a "little" bit hard for would be theives.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:29 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 1040

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EA Fairmont Ghia

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

get decent size socket slightly smaller then needed to fit, hammer the sucker on then remove the lock nut :)

 

_________________

Full working BA Shifter now upgraded to BF Shifter.
BA headlight inserts in my EA headlights.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:33 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 7287

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: 1994 ED XR8 Sprint

Location: Somewhere in
QLD, Australia

take ti back to the tyre shop and tell the f**k that you want them to remove the lock nuts and to supply you with a new set of locknuts

they caused the problem, they rectify the problem, pure and simple

 

_________________

Banned

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:33 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 320

Joined: 19th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: AU-XR8

Location: Sth Syd
NSW, Australia

Interceptor wrote:
take ti back to the tyre shop and tell the f**k that you want them to remove the lock nuts and to supply you with a new set of locknuts

they caused the problem, they rectify the problem, pure and simple


Exactly, I wouldnt have left the shop without a nice new set of lock nuts on my wheels at their expense.

Exact same thing happened to me, even though the key was fairly well used, they still replaced them without complaining.

 

_________________

She'd be a lot more modded if I didn't have to keep wasting cash on repairs.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 40

Posts: 446

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: Mondeo XR5T

Power: 173 rwkw

Location: Engadine
NSW, Australia

A tyre place split my lock nut open with the air gun. They told me it was on the way out and wasn't their fault. I could see the teeth where almost stripped bare, so I just left it at that. It was a lock nut for AUII Tickford 17" rims.

I had to get another one ordered from Ford. They are manufactured in SA, and took 2 weeks to get to me. Not to mention it cost about $50.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:41 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 320

Joined: 19th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: AU-XR8

Location: Sth Syd
NSW, Australia

Shugg wrote:
A tyre place split my lock nut open with the air gun. They told me it was on the way out and wasn't their fault. I could see the teeth where almost stripped bare, so I just left it at that. It was a lock nut for AUII Tickford 17" rims.

I had to get another one ordered from Ford. They are manufactured in SA, and took 2 weeks to get to me. Not to mention it cost about $50.


I had a factory set on my AU XR that the teeth stripped off the key. $22 and a few days later I had a new key.....

 

_________________

She'd be a lot more modded if I didn't have to keep wasting cash on repairs.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:42 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 14

Joined: 23rd Nov 2004

Ride: EF Falcon

Location: Coogee
NSW, Australia

I would take it back to the Beurepairs, the thing is I only noticed about 3 weeks ago and I got the tyres changed last December, but that was the last time the lock nut key was used, and I had used it alright before that...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:48 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 320

Joined: 19th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: AU-XR8

Location: Sth Syd
NSW, Australia

Could be difficult then.

Maybe go back to them and make a deal. They take the old ones off for nothing and u buy a new set off them or something seeing as u need a set anyway.

 

_________________

She'd be a lot more modded if I didn't have to keep wasting cash on repairs.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:24 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2839

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 50 images

Ride: MYSTERY EL's & Maverick LWB

Power: 198 rwkw

Location: parramatta
NSW, Australia

tell the s**t at " Maroubra Beurepairs " to fix the problem that they caused you as it is there fault . . . .
they pay for all required repairs needed if they damage the rims , thats what i would be doing

 

_________________

Chance Favors The Prepared Mind !
For Sale : EL Fairmont 4L 5spd offers, AU Fairlane Ghia 4L vct Stock no mods $3.5k ono
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:58 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 153

Joined: 28th Apr 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EA Falcon Hybrid

Location: geelong
VIC, Australia

Quote:
tell the s**t at " Maroubra Beurepairs " to fix the problem that they caused you as it is there fault . . . .
they pay for all required repairs needed if they damage the rims , thats what i would be doing


dame right, they stuffed it up so they should fix it.

 

_________________

<<<DAN's CARS>>>
* 88 EA Falcon X2
* 81 FJ40
* 73 KE26 X2
* 73 KE20 x2
* 69 KE10 X2
and more

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 12 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 33 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:42 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names