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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm    Post subject: Locking wheel nut key broken Reply with quote

As the title says key has broken how do you get round it

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What type and how is it damaged?

My mates Audi TT locknut was slipping and I managed to peen back the damaged edges on the bolt and key with a flat ended pin punch.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a replacement lock / socket from OPC off your vin code.

If that don't work and the bolts are scrap hammer on an old socket that's 1 size too small

If all else fails weld on a new bolt to the old head

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The side of the nut key has snapped I have taped back on and it fits but as it's loose any purchase on it alters the angle and it slips off I've tried a battery ratchet gun it won't move any of them and the key gets hot I will try an old fashioned socket set later I have a997 turbo also in storage I will see if that one fits otherwise off to porsche Wolverhampton I need some other bits any way so not a wasted journey bought the car as a bit of a project so no pannic
Not sure a socket will work as it's round with pins

I will have a look later

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to lose the locking adaptor on my shared BMW track car recently which has 2 sets of wheels. I was fortunate enough to have a very accommodating dealer on the way to my track day who allowed me to buy the right one out of their master set & he’d replace it with another one overnight - they came out with the case of them as I didn’t know the part number so I could try them to get the correct one, though hopefully yours haven’t been changed from the original set. I’m now replacing the lockers with standard wheel bolts by the way.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OPC have master sets .. they can remove the lock nut if needed but also order a new one from the key number from the master set .
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure it's the original set it all started because I wanted to jet wash behind the wheels got the first one off ok then tried the front tried to keep the key at 90 degrees slipped and snap nexttime I will use a shorter bar

Thank Ian for the reply I was hoping your wisdom would confirm what I though looks like another expensive coffe at Wolverhampton tomorrow

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris from Exel Wheels told me when I had this same problem that I should tighten the other 4 wheel bolts as much as possible to take the pressure, somewhat, off the locking bolt but failing that OPC should be able to sort you out.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea to tighten up the other bolts

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replace the locking bolts with standard ones when I buy a car, less hassle although of course somewhat more risk of the wheels being pinched.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
I replace the locking bolts with standard ones when I buy a car, less hassle although of course somewhat more risk of the wheels being pinched.



Thats an interesting suggestion - TBH theives could just buy a tool for removing damaged lock bolts for a few quid.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can either buy a master key or a set of sockets that will remove most locking wheel nuts both £28 then you can replace the locking wheel nuts with a new Porsche set £60 a second hand set £28 or you can buy a new OE McGard set from Eurocarparts £36.

McGard are used by most car manufacturers.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just check the aftermarket sets - mine have been replaced with a non-standard set and they use a different size socket to the wheel bolts!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGard out of stock at ECP
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than the suggestions above to remove it when you do get the other ones and throw them in the bin.
Utterly pointless these days and cause no end of grief in these situations. First thing I do when buying a car is take them off now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conclusion

I took the wheel bolt to Porsche Wolverhampton, they tried there set came up with the number ordered one that will be £24.00 to you sir.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stevedickens wrote:
Conclusion

I took the wheel bolt to Porsche Wolverhampton, they tried their set and came up with the number ordered .. one that will be £24.00 to you sir.

sorted.


That's actually cheaper than what i had expected .. result imho Very Happy
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