Rover 114 GSi

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Rover 114 GSi

Post by advent » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:50 pm

Hey guys my Rover is pretty much perfect apart from the fact i can't get teh bloody wheels off :(, ive contacted a rover garage who sent me a I security nut remover but that hasnt worked : / has anyone got any tips or advice to help me get them off so i can either have the correct nut or put normal bolts on the wheels so i can change them without having to worry every trip if i get a puncture im screwed :(

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by Phil - Nottingham » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:33 pm

This must happen quite a lot although none of our cars will ever suffer from this!. Arc Welding another nut on top or a sharp cold chisel may start it off - get some speare nust first though
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by 47p2 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:22 pm

There are several products on the market but what you should be looking out for is something like this

They come in different sizes so make sure you get the correct one for your car

Your local garage can usually remove them for a small fee

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by advent » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:14 pm

Thanks!, ive not idea what a air impact wrench is tho : /

I was thinking going to a garage and just getting him to remove em and replace em with normal ones, as tbh i dont think anyone would actually jack my entire car up to steal some 10 year old alloys : / lol

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by Phil - Nottingham » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:00 am

They may to steel the tyres though :oops:
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by advent » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:23 am

I'd really like to meet the man who would steal 4 10 year old rover alloys, its possible but i think they would rather steal some nicer better conditioned ones from a better car. Or maybe if this is possible i will get 4 new security bolts and not loose the key like the previous owner :D

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by 47p2 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:39 am

An impact wrench is the sort of item that tyre shops use to remove wheel nuts. Impact Wrench

The item in the link above screws on to your locknuts by means of a left hand thread and as it tightens onto the top of the locknut it loostens it from the wheel. I would have a word with your local garage and see if they can help, if not a local Kwik Fit should have the correct tools for the job.

It might be worth going to a scrapyard before hand and getting 4 plain nuts (to replace the locking nuts) before trying to remove the locknuts.

You say that the Rover garage sent you a security nut remover, what is it like? did you use it properly?

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by Phil - Nottingham » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:45 pm

Those cordless impact drivers are getting quite popular these days although I use my air driven one
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by Richard Clements » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:01 pm

I had the same problem, local garage sorted that for me, I still have the remains of the nut as a reminder :D
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by advent » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:33 pm

47p2 wrote:
You say that the Rover garage sent you a security nut remover, what is it like? did you use it properly?
Yeah umm its a round hole with two little groves sticking out, which looks like it would fit but it wont go over the nut like its slightly too small :(

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