Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 03:02:34 GMT From: herlihyjnopsamnet (John Herlihy) Subject: Re: Help-removal of broken "theft proof" lug nut
Most tire stores have a tool that you hammer onto the outside of it. In article <386802c4.68865037nopsam.fuse.net>, xspamcbsnopsamom (cs) wrote: >Tried to put the Gilsavid snows on my 9k tonight, and a "theft proof" >lug nut snapped off. These are the ones that have the clover-leaf >like center shape, and an 1/8th an inch or so skirt around the center, >that come with a matching socket wrench. I guess in the cold, the >metal just snapped off (the skirt around the center). Tried heating >it with a propane torch, and then going at with a hammer and cold >chisel, trying to notchy into the lug, then get it to turn, all to no >avail. We've got ice on the ground here, and those 16" XGTZ Michilens >aren't with a damn in the snow and ice. > >Any ideas to loosen this lug nut, without destroying an alloy rim?