Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 3
997 : 2004- 59
996 : 1997-2005 45
993 : 1993-1998 8
964 : 1989-1993 1
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 0
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 1
Early 911 : 1964-1977 1
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 1
Boxster : 1997- 15
Cayman : 2005- 12
Cayenne : 2003- 10
Macan : 2014- 2
Panamera : 2009- 0
912-914-924-928-944-968 6
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Body Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
dissolved
Newbie


Joined: 28 Feb 2017
Posts: 39



PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject: Locking wheel nut key Reply with quote

Picked up a puncture at the weekend, no big deal but when I got it to the shop for investigation it turned out the locking wheel nut key was threaded. Some moron had obviously used it with a pneumatic gun Mad

So that was that, had to get the tyre pumped up & back to my mates, only a few mins up the road from the shop but 40 miles from where I live.

Annoying but no great shakes, just need to get a replacement wheel nut key, head back later this week & so on.

Ringing Porsche today, I had to call 4 different centres to find one that had the right key in stock. The fact Porsche don't just take on that responsibility itself is crap, but worse I didn't have to provide any proof that I owned the car before they took payment & shipped one out to arrive tomorrow. Nothing at all.

So basically if I was nefariously inclined I could call a number of centres, get all the variation of keys required & I'd be able to just help myself to wheels etc Mad
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Demort
Paul Ricard


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 3247
Location: Sussex


PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things must have changed since i was at OPC as in those days we had no record of what wheel nuts where fitted to a car .. all we could do was use a master set then try everyone untill we found the correct one to get the number .

That was 3 years ago.

At that point it was ordered as none of them were kept in stock.

If you have the key number then i would expect your local center if you had used them before would know you owned the car by the address and wouldn,t ask for more proffe .. you would usually be asked for a V5 if they didnt know you for anything security .


You may well have one of the set i refer to as Monkey metal .. it was a cheap 2 part socket that comes appart leaveing very little to lock into the nut and oftem sliped and damaged the key .

You can with this type hammer the 2 parts back together .

It will be somewhat different if you want the IPAS codes though .. the security numbers for your car .. youll be on your knees begging with every bit of paper you have before they will even Think of giving you THAT info !
_________________
Mechanic

7pm - 9pm
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 11 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

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 vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum