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Old 19th May 2008, 00:29   #16
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My original question was about when the wheels were originally fitted!
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Old 19th May 2008, 00:41   #17
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Sorry mag, misread. Got the alloys fitted Mid - Dec 2007.

Tore right knee ligament mid Jan 08 and did not use the car for about 4 months.
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To sum it up, good practice dictates:
1) Nuts MUST be fully screwed in by hand first. This guarantees that there is no cross-threading.
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This is exactly what was not done. I learnt the hard way. The guy at the service station yesterday did exactly this after fixing the messed up hub nuts. While putting the wheel lug nuts screwed in by hand in a cross pattern.
Hope there is no confusion regarding cross-threading and cross-pattern.
Cross-threading refers to incorrect/misaligned fitment of a nut. This damages/strips the threads.
Cross-pattern is the tightening of nuts in a crosswise pattern rather than sequentially/clockwise/counter-clockwise.

If nuts are first screwed on all the way in by hand then cross-pattern is not required. TIGHTENING must be done in crosswise pattern.
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Old 19th May 2008, 21:16   #19
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Hey Danny sorry to hear about the mess you went through. I really couldn't join you on friday coz I was enroute office when you called.

I have swapped 4 sets of tyres from Saravanan's shop on my cars and umpteen number of friends have swapped their car's tyres too and none had any problems.

Bad that it had to happen to you itself.$hit happens and I know how it feels. BTW did you manage to get it fixed ?

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RJ, I know its just my tough luck that this happened. Just happy that everything is now fixed

So here are the pics again of the Friday Fiasco. Thats us trying to get a wheel off the car. trying to break the hub nut like it did in the first pic.
The RR wheel just did not want to come off, we yanked and pulled best we could so that it can be fixed at the service station. (Later service station had to use the lathe carefully to cut the nut and not the alloy)

I was relieved that we could get the wheels off and change the nuts.

Then there are pics of the new hub nuts being fixed. (parked myself at the service station best part of Saturday.

Also why is no one correcting me on the term to be used? "Hub nuts?"?
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Also why is no one correcting me on the term to be used? "Hub nuts?"?
LOL, Ironwolf, no one is bothering because they seem to be understanding everything quite well!

The long thingys in the hub are called 'studs' and the small ones that fit onto them are called 'nuts'.
The difference between a stud and a bolt is simply that a stud does not have a 'head'.
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Also why is no one correcting me on the term to be used? "Hub nuts?"?
They are also known as lug nuts. TheMag is very familiar with this term.
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Danny nice to know that its been sorted out.

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TheMag is very familiar with this term.
Mahesh no offense mate .
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Danny nice to know that its been sorted out.


Mahesh no offense mate .
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They are also known as lug nuts. TheMag is very familiar with this term.
Did Mag have the same issue?

How come you were not consoling me Mag?
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Did Mag have the same issue?
Problem was that in his case the nuts were loose and your lug-nuts (cars I meant) were over tightened and in the wrong way.
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Problem was that in his case the nuts were loose and your lug-nuts (cars I meant) were over tightened and in the wrong way.
Huh?? I had heard that his 'Mutt' has taken away his 'Nut'(s)!! What's all this loose & tight theory Riju??
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