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    Angry Today started off well and has suddenly gone really p00 !

    Today I met Chris (KG Turbo) and bought his 18" Toyo tyres off him for a good price (cheers mate) in preparation for my 18" alloys to be fitted at the end of the month cool no problem there.

    On my return journey about 15 miles from home I got a blow out and I was doing about 60-70 mph in the middle lane of the motorway, arggghhh the car was quite good in which it didn't veer all over the motorway it remained in a straight line, I managed to pull over to the hard shoulder to inspect the tyre.

    The rear off side tyre was completely flat B0llocks, f00k, sh1t, I got the spare wheel out of the boot and started to undo all the wheelnuts, got to the locking nut put the locking nut key on and started to undo it when the key slipped under the pressure, I looked at the star shape in the head of the key to see that the METAL face had mishaped and was no longer star shaped as such now I am not bloody superman or anything but now I cannot take the locking nut out ggggrrrrrrrrrr .

    I called the AA to come and rescue me and my car, they arrived in 30 mins and took me home on the back of a lowloader.

    Now I have to figure out a way of removing the locking nut and put my spare wheel on to last me uintil the end of the month.
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    sorry to hear that make couldve been alot worse there are a few ways that you could get the locking nut off mate...
    check my coupe out here been track prep'd!!
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    alright matey

    if the locking wheelnut doesnt have a spinning collar around the outside of it and the nut isnt too recessed I got a socket here that might get it off, it will mark the locking wheel nut though..
    it uses a left hadn thread machined inside to grip the locking wheel nut by the outside and turn it out..

    (used to be mechanic and get asked to remove these bloody things all the time)
    im in evesham if thats any help?
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    an 51,000 miles

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    hey !

    I am only 30 miles from you mate, if you wanna chip me some petrol money, I am quite hapy to come down and see if it'll work???

    let me know...
    if not this weekend then maybe one evening next week?
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    Change a wheel on the motorway? Not on your nelly.

    I'd have just rang the AA and got them to do it.

    As the Midlander says there's "tools" out there that can be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif
    Change a wheel on the motorway? Not on your nelly.

    I'd have just rang the AA and got them to do it.

    As the Midlander says there's "tools" out there that can be used.
    Changing a wheel doesn't take long and I dont mind getting my hands dirty, I just wanted to get home, it was good but just typical that the AA picked me up within 30 mins, I was expecting to be sat that a while.

    My brother in law will be helping me remove the locking wheel nut tommorow, so thanks for the offer 'Midlander'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfa GTV
    Changing a wheel doesn't take long and I dont mind getting my hands dirty.
    It's not that changing a wheel is a difficult job, Alfa. It's everything passing inches away at 70mph+ thats the reason i'll let someone else do it.

    I see lorrys venturing over into the hard shoulder too many times.

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    Damn, sorry to see this mate! Got your new tyres for your 18's just in time then really!!

    Glad ur ok matey
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    iv had the old locking nut disaster syndrome on both of my cars so far, on the astra i managed to source another key for it using the code on the black box that came with the ****ed key. my corsa had tsw's on and i broke the key, we tried everything and ended up taking the wheel and hub etc off together and turn them off from the inside, what a nightmare!
    previous car - SRI Turbo
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