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Postby Hovells on Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:34 pm

Hello all,
My blue Frontera has developed a slow puncture. Since it's still sitting around waiting for a new engine i can't get it anywhere to inflate the tyre again.
I was going to take the wheel and replace it with the spare but I noticed I have these special nuts on them.
I've looked through all my breakdown gear and can't find the correct key.
It's '97 swb, does anyone know what type of socket I need for this?
As a heads up this Frontera might possibly be up for sale for parts or restoration.
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby Hovells on Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:42 pm

I forgot the photo of the nut!
Here it is.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cWVGHY ... p=drivesdk

My phone takes too high resolution photos so I hope this works.
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby stretch on Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:07 pm

Not had one like that before. Doesn't look like enough room to use a gator grip socket.
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby aredee on Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:04 pm

looks like some i had on an old motor. i bought them from halfords not sure how many different shapes are available maybe if you could weld an old wheel nut to it then undo with normal brace
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby jmc on Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:22 pm

Gregster might have one. I had one front wheel which went down each week and I used one of the plug in to the cigarette lighter pumps all the time. Subsequently I have got a new tyre on that rim ( as part of its new mot ) as it still went down in spite of a friend patching the inside where it was leaking.
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby robbie on Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:34 pm

You might find some one close advertising on ebay that can get them off if not these work really well
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DYNOMEC-Locki ... Sw5dNWlgL3
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby dave1966 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:58 pm

Hi.

You could try this guy's method in this link.

https://youtu.be/WjIkiSTbYAs

Hope this helps.
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby vauxsqueeks on Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:46 am

dave1966 wrote:Hi.

You could try this guy's method in this link.

https://youtu.be/WjIkiSTbYAs

Hope this helps.


This method works, I used it last night to remove 4 locking wheelnuts ( not on a Fronty ) check size but 19mm may be OK still.. :lol:

I think cheaper sockets may split, goto Halfords and buy a 1/2drive Long 19mm socket from the "Professional Range". Will cost about £7

Hold over the nut and use the lump hammer to knock the socket over the wheel nut.. You dont want to bury the socket too deep or you wont be able to get the wheelnut out when your done.. so bash it on and test with ratchet or breaker bar, if it comes off just repeat and do a bit more hammering this time. When its about right you can undo the nut then use the lump hammer to hit the socket sideways from several angles to remove from the nut then undo by hand.

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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby stretch on Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:11 pm

I've used the above method before and it worked well. Worst ones I had were the ones with spinning outer colar on.
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Re: Security wheel nuts

Postby dave1966 on Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:52 pm

I'm going to be using this method on a 2002 Corsa sometime, if the previous owner has not got the key, on all 4 nuts/bolts.
My first Frontera (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=27691&p=309004#p309004

Comments on my (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=41426

My present Frontera (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52970&p=568393#p568393

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