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GeneralThe wheel saga continues....... PinprotectorDaveAuld3-Feb-14 11:48 
What an absolute pig of a day I have had.
 
After going round to pal from works house yesterday to see what tools he had to potentially remove my locking wheel nut that is mashed and subsequently giving up, I headed to the shops this morning to get some new drill bits and extractors etc.
 
Couldn't find any high cobalt bits or tungsten carbide so had to settle for titanium coated.
 
After what was hours of hunched over drilling a progressively larger hole in the knackered wheel nut (which is unfeasibly hardened, even a centre punch barely made an impression), I eventually got a decent size. I tried hammering in a hex/torx socket, and it did get a really good hold, but there was so much torque it started turning the bit inside its parent socket.
 
Next thing to try was the coarse thread extractor, after various attempts eventually got a really good bite on the wheel nut. Slowly increasing the force through the breaker bar, whilst still trying to keep it square the damn extractor shattered and yes it is jammed in the hole Cry | :((
 
I'm going to try and clear the hole tomorrow and then leave it till I get back from offshore in a couple of weeks then either order up some fancy bits and some hex-spline sockets (haven't found any in the UK yet only on Ebay from the US) etc.
 
If that doesn't work, then it will be trying to weld a nut on or just book it into a garage and let them do their damndest.
 
On top of that, I have a pile of 3 about 4 shipping blankets on top of the stored winter wheels, went to take one of them to kneel on, and found it was full of peanuts. Also, some of the others were also full of peanuts and really chewed up. Looks like a mouse had set up home and was stockpiling peanuts from the bag of bird/squirrel nuts I have in the garage. It would also explain why when I went to the bag at the weekend and lifted it up, it start spilling nuts on the floor. I thought I had just torn the bag with some timber that was against it. Frown | :(
 
Wish I could roll back to 24th December when I think the first damage to the wheel nut occurred and things might have been different now.
Dave
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