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Offline Conrad

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How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« on: July 08, 2012, 07:44:30 am »
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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 09:39:43 am »
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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 08:38:37 pm »
Man, this belongs in the Sawzall hall of fame!  :o

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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 09:27:04 pm »
I think that is the same mechanic that used to work on my cars.
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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 09:10:48 am »
Words fail me at the moment  :nuts: :loco:
He must not know anyone with a welder.  Weld a bolt into/onto the stud.  The heat alone would probably break it loose
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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 05:18:48 pm »
What a maroon!!  THIS is the proper way to loosen a bad lugnut:

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2007/nov/10/sk-man-hurts-himself-trying-to-loosen-lug-nut/

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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 05:59:07 pm »
Words fail me at the moment  :nuts: :loco:
He must not know anyone with a welder.  Weld a bolt into/onto the stud.  The heat alone would probably break it loose

Looks like a hex key (allen head) cap screw to me... Give me few minutes with a die grinder and the head will be gone with no damage to the wheel.
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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 07:00:19 pm »
Words fail me too. What you have to do is go to a forum admit you F'd up and ask for advice.
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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 04:33:11 am »
What a maroon!!  THIS is the proper way to loosen a bad lugnut:

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2007/nov/10/sk-man-hurts-himself-trying-to-loosen-lug-nut/


Maybe his sawzall was broke?
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Re: How not to remove a wheel with a stripped lug
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 04:34:47 am »
Looks like a hex key (allen head) cap screw to me... Give me few minutes with a die grinder and the head will be gone with no damage to the wheel.

It's an antitheft lug on a VW.
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