Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2003 19:13:12 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Wheel stuck on

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. Johannes

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