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A couple of weeks ago, I tried to swap over my wheels to put on a set of Winters in prep for going up skiing.

After swapping over 3 wheels and moving to number 4, the locking wheel nut and the one to its right were seized solid. So tight that I even started to twist the head of the wrench. Also, with all the effort, the locking nut key now just pops off as it is slightly mangled. Had to take the other three wheels back off (and needless to say, didn't put the locking ones on them just in case).

Took the car up to the dealer today, and asked if they good get their guys to rattle the two seized ones with an impact wrench, seeing as they had the wheel off last for the service back in September. This was an unannounced visit, with no booking and he was a bit hesitant but said ok. (The place was pretty busy).

A couple of minutes later, the guy comes back through and says they are just trying to find their set of master keys as mine isn't working due to its condition. After about another 20 minutes, they came back and said they have given up, the master isn't even shifting things and this is going to take a lot longer and will need to book it in. They will probably have to try heating things etc. and small risk of damaging the wheel blah blah blah. They what to use the loosen off the others and get the wheel hub hot using the cars brakes. I guess using a flame on the alloys will wreck the matt black paintwork.

Nothing is ever simple.......I get a distinct feeling that this is going to turn into a drill the seized ones out affair.
Dave
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