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 Post subject: Steering Wheel Nut wont come off
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:34 pm 
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Hey guys i want to fit my sports steering wheel in my EB III GLI but with the right sized socket some RP7 and alot of force it still wont come off ! Are there any secrets or has anyone solved this problem ?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:43 pm 
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impact socket so you don't round it and a breaker bar.
failing that, work out.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:49 pm 
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Isnt an impact socket the air driven device? Because i would rather not spend much money on this !

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:52 pm 
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impact sockets can be bought single from places like supercheap or repco for around $20-30, be better off then rounding the nut and wrecking everything

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:58 pm 
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it isnt budging though the nut just doesn't move at all so i dont think it is my socket set !

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:07 pm 
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WD40 - that's what a man needs :P
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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:17 pm 
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it may be stubborn, is why a breaker bar and impact socket was suggested, they can handle to torque that may be required to loosen the nut, could always try wd40 as suggested

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:17 pm 
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soak in wd and put breaker bar on it and give it hell :mrgreen:

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:24 pm 
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it may be stubborn, is why a breaker bar and impact socket was suggested, they can handle to torque that may be required to loosen the nut, could always try wd40 as suggested

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:00 pm 
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WD40 and RP7 are the same.

But yep an impact socket and an extension bar on a breaker with constant force, not putting it on and taking cracks at it.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:38 pm 
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I will get the biggest person i know to have a crack at it with my socket until i can get something else tomorrow morning !

So what are the things i need?

What type of Impact Socket? How are these different to normal sockets?
What does a breaker bar look like and what one do i need?
Is the extension necessary? if so its just the same input to same output on a metal rod right?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:42 pm 
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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:56 pm 
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peaandham wrote:
I will get the biggest person i know to have a crack at it with my socket until i can get something else tomorrow morning !

So what are the things i need?

What type of Impact Socket? How are these different to normal sockets?
What does a breaker bar look like and what one do i need?
Is the extension necessary? if so its just the same input to same output on a metal rod right?

Impact socket is hex with thicker walls.
Breaker bar is a bar you attach a socket too lol
Normally 1/2" drive, no ratchet and it's long so you can put more force on the bolt/nut.
He means an extension on the handle of your ratchet/breaker.
You can skip the breaker if you've got something like a longish bit of metal that fits over the handle of your ratchet as dc_todd said
But a breaker bar is very handy to have.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Doesn't matter now guys thanks anyone my mums partner was able to undo it no sweat mainly because he is pretty buff ! :D

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:15 pm 
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ha ha good it worked out without too much drama

 

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