Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: How is it doing this?!

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    Jasastra's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Exclamation How is it doing this?!

    I posted something the other day about my wheel almost falling off - as it happens I was wrong about it being Kwik Fit's fault!

    However all 4 nuts holding the wheel on seem to be coming loose almost instantly after tightening them, I don't even get a mile without it ratteling again.

    I know it's probably the thread on the wheel but happening to all 4 is a bit unsual surely?

    Any replies would be great as I'm now without a car until this is sorted.

    Jay

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Jasastra's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Sorry for the repost but anyone know anything about this? Need my car first thing in the morning

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    nry's Avatar
    Cumbria RO | Club Team
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    25,986
    Mentioned in
    48 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Have the threads on the hub been damaged perhaps?

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    [ELMO]'s Avatar
    Moderator Friend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Didcot, Oxfordshire
    Posts
    7,316
    Mentioned in
    7 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1 Post(s)
    Another silly question but are they the right bolts?

    Or as nry says the hubs could be damaged, can you tighten them fully by leaning on the bar or does it give way slightly as it's about to tighten?
    MK5 1.7 CDTI OWNER AND AN ESTABLISHED MEMBER OF THE DARK SIDE!

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Jasastra's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    yep, the same bolts I've been using for the past year and no physical damage that I can see. They seem to tighten fine as well but I dont even get a mile without the wheel sounding likes it going to come off.

    Anything else that it could be?

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    Autosparks's Avatar
    Technical Advisor
    Club Team
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Drives
    VXR Nurburgring
    Location
    N/W London
    Posts
    39,743
    Mentioned in
    115 Post(s)
    Quoted
    70 Post(s)
    I wonder if the wheel is not pulling tight to the hub there for giving the illusion it's done up tight when it's not

    Are they standard wheels or aftermarket? Steels or alloys
    Want a professional job done on fitting your aftermarket electrical accessories? PM me for a quote
    Electrical fault finding also taken on
    Located in N/W London HA3, and willing to travel within reason





  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    Coo's Avatar
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    25,105
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    If they've been used constantly with a windy gun ... theres a chance that the threads could have stretched, which is allowing them to work loose.

    Get some new ones.

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Jasastra's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    aftermarket 17" alloys mate, only had a problem with this recently.
    Only thing I can think of is Kwik Fit hammering the spare wheel I had on there to get it off, they did however use a sledge hammer, but that was over a month ago and I've done nearly 2k miles since then.

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    Autosparks's Avatar
    Technical Advisor
    Club Team
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Drives
    VXR Nurburgring
    Location
    N/W London
    Posts
    39,743
    Mentioned in
    115 Post(s)
    Quoted
    70 Post(s)
    Has that alloy got it's spiggot ring on it taking up the slack in the hub size? Otherwise what coo suggests
    Want a professional job done on fitting your aftermarket electrical accessories? PM me for a quote
    Electrical fault finding also taken on
    Located in N/W London HA3, and willing to travel within reason





Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •