Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 18:30:42 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Wheel stuck on

in article, Johannes H Andersen at wrote on 12/10/03 7:13 pm: > > > Paul Halliday wrote: >> >> in article, Johannes H Andersen at >> wrote on 12/10/03 6:30 pm: >> >>> This afternoon I tried to remove a front alloy wheel from my 9k, >>> but it didn't yield. Any suggestions? >> >> Better than falling off, eh? Anti-seize, leave overnight, hammer like hell >> tomorrow and hope. Perhaps a huge breaker bar to give you some more >> purchase? >> >> I'd be inclined to hop down to Kwik Fit and leave it as their problem. You >> can have new valves fitted as a cheapest job. For about 5 UKP, you can have >> them get the wheel off for you :) > > The wheels are stuck on after the wheel nuts have been removed! I kicked > on the wheel while lying down under the car, but no luck. Problem is that > they're rather nice 16" Aero wheels, I don't fancy putting a sledgehammer > to them. A bit worrying if I get a puncture. Just shows that you need to > check that things can be undone once a while or your car get seized. BTW > "seized" is my favorite multi-purpose word, can be used in any tight > situation. What about a paving mallet? One of those huge rubber hammers. Take some photos for us, coz it's kind of comedy hitting things with over-size hammers. Paul

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