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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 26th July 2006
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That seems to be common place,Davesss.

We had a customer who had lost their key but had the serial number from the old one.We were told by our local Renault dealer that it would take a minimum of 2 weeks to get a replacement as it had to come from Italy.......

I'm sure I could get to Italy and back in under 2 weeks!

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Thanks all - I spoke to Renault London - they reckon 6-8 weeks and that it's a common problem! (I might get Ian Botham to do a sponsored walk there - it will be quicker)Surely Renault should take some liability? Kwik Fit last had the wheel off, so I'll see if they are happy to stump up the £60 I have been quoted to get the nuts off - then £140 for the new tyre...that's the last time I let the wife drive.
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Mine were a pain and I knew they would only stop me and not any wheel thievs so when the car was having work done i asked the garage to remove all the locking nuts.
Tried for ages to remove them but the key was such soft metal it just bent the pins.
A job I had spent ages trying to do took them 3 sec with the air wrentch and my key.

Glad im rid of the stock renault wheel nuts now means if i get a flat i can actualy remove the wheel.
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I'm having the same prob with my son's 106 quicksilver, we can get the normal roadwheel bolts off , but when it come's to the locking nuts the key just slips off, damaging the key,
I've tried hammering the key back on but it just slips off. the bloody roadwheel nuts were on very tight, must have been spun on with an air wrench last time it was in the tyre bay, so you can bet they put the lockers on the same way.

Torque settings for the wheel bolts are 63 ftlb I bet these are more like 200 ftlb.
The locking bolts don't look a very good design, they have like a star shape design set in the top of the bolt about 4mm deep, can't get a good purchase on the head.
Looks like it may be a trip down to the tyre fitters to let them have a go.
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Same thing happened to me on the car part exchanged for the Laguna a few weeks ago, These were McGard lock nuts, first the head of the bolt broke and then the key broke, luckily it was the wheel I was taking off to put the originals back on.
What you need is a socket that is just too small to go on the lock nut, you will also need a short extension, a lump hammer and power bar or similar, Hit the socket on with the lump hammer and then use the power bar to slowly loosen the lock nut, If it slips then repeat the process, Took about 10 minutes to do mine but got there in the end, You could also try using the socket on an impact driver.
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