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Old 10-09-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Wheel Nut Removal

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I have a problem in removing my wheel nuts as they seem to covered with some kind of sleeve which I am having difficulty in removing.

Any advice on how to remove these sleeves please.

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Old 10-09-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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Thrip, google "lug nut cover pliers". They're about $10 from many suppliers, some of which will surely mail you a pair.
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Hello Nick
Thanks once again for you expert help, would you know if the nuts are left hand or right handed thread ? regards thripplewood
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They're standard right hand thread, so undo them anti-clockwise. Then you'll be able to inspect those brake magnets for wear. Bear in mind that the tires are probably due for replacement, regardless of the amount of tread left. Read the DOT number to establish the age of the tires. They may have been enjoying the sun and ozone in the USA for too long. Good luck. Nick.
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DOT number ?


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On the sidewall of each tire you will see the very small letters DOT followed by a series of numbers. The date of manufacture is given by the last 3 or 4 numbers in the series. Before 1999 the last 3 numbers were "week, week, year", and after that the last 4 are "week, week, year, year",. For example, 2004 is the 20th week in 2004. On a tire made before 2000, then 458 would indicate the 45th week of 1998. If it's not clear which you have, just PM me the full DOT codes for each tire, and I'll translate the full codes for you. Nick.
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Wheel Nut Removal

Hello Nick

Had to split the lug nut covers to get them all off as some bright spark had glued them on ! Now need to source some more as replacements.

thanks for the info re the tyres I'll drop you a line if I cant work out the age.

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