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Old 5th June 2012, 21:31   #46
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Did you try araldite method?
Araldite definitely won't take that much load.
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Old 6th June 2012, 01:11   #47
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Great the nut finally came off....
You might want to try giving the alloy to a good paintshop. A little sanding, filler and paint will make the alloy usable.

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Araldite definitely won't take that much load.
Adalrite does not take shearing loads too well, however it take compressive loads amazingly well.
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Congrats about the nut cut !
however On a few occasion araldite worked for me, however it was not a car wheel nut, mostly araldite doesn't work for people as due to its long time to get 100% dried up which needs atleast 18+ hours.

Anyway, you should certainly change the studs and nuts if you feel the problem might come back.
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^^^Hey, that's almost how one of my alloys too look after I had to resort to gas-welding to cut off a stud around which the nut was rotating without coming off !!!
Been lazy to post pics of the same.
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It'd be better to get a new single alloy from GM instead of trying to get the damaged one painted and hitting color matching woes!

Use the current one as a spare!

Btw great that the nut finally came off!

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No, didn't try any method at all. The plan was to use the spare alloy in case this is too much damaged visibly & that's what i did.

Still, it would be good to know info about the price of OEM alloy and whether the dealer can give a single alloy.

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Great the nut finally came off....
You might want to try giving the alloy to a good paintshop. A little sanding, filler and paint will make the alloy usable.
Wouldn't the newly painted alloy differ in color from the existing ones? slight differ maybe?
OR are you suggesting painting all the alloys? The cost, i have inquired is above 15k from a local tinkering shop.

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Congrats about the nut cut !
however On a few occasion araldite worked for me, however it was not a car wheel nut, mostly araldite doesn't work for people as due to its long time to get 100% dried up which needs atleast 18+ hours.

Anyway, you should certainly change the studs and nuts if you feel the problem might come back.
Thanks.
The bolt had to be replaced so i bought an OEM bolt and nut, went to a local mechanic and got it replaced. Below are the pics of bolt replacement;

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Wouldn't the newly painted alloy differ in color from the existing ones? slight differ maybe?
Get the current alloy color matched with a computerized machine. Paint shops do this all the time while painting cars, specially ones that are slightly old (faded colour).

A good shop should do one alloy for close to Rs. 1500 to 2000 max.
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Bumping up this thread, i'm in a similar catch 22 situation. One of the Lug nuts of my Spark is Stuck. Only difference is that its not rounded off. Have the GM OEM alloys on my car. Makes me wonder why these GM cars have this issue? anyways, been driving with a Slow puncture for 2 weeks now. Went to the mechanic who suggested to Use the welding method. But I'm scared to go ahead with that. Any tips?

One of the nuts is stuck to the extend that it would break if forced out. Should i apply WD 40 for a day and check that it comes off?
Saw a video on youtube to remove the nut using the chisel method. should i go for that?

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One of the nuts is stuck to the extend that it would break if forced out. Should i apply WD 40 for a day and check that it comes off?
Saw a video on youtube to remove the nut using the chisel method. should i go for that?

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Have you tried using WD40 and trying after couple of hours? If yes, why not take it to dealer, they will know what to do if its a common issue.
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Bumping up this thread, i'm in a similar catch 22 situation. One of the Lug nuts of my Spark is Stuck. Only difference is that its not rounded off. Have the GM OEM alloys on my car. Makes me wonder why these GM cars have this issue? anyways, been driving with a Slow puncture for 2 weeks now. Went to the mechanic who suggested to Use the welding method. But I'm scared to go ahead with that. Any tips?

One of the nuts is stuck to the extend that it would break if forced out. Should i apply WD 40 for a day and check that it comes off?
Saw a video on youtube to remove the nut using the chisel method. should i go for that?

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I have used welding method once. you have mentioned that nut is not rounded off. Then whats the damage. If you are using welding method, Disconnect battery terminals or else you fry the ECU.
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I have used welding method once. you have mentioned that nut is not rounded off. Then whats the damage. If you are using welding method, Disconnect battery terminals or else you fry the ECU.
Downside with the welding method is that it would spoil the alloy wheel. Also about a year back a similar incident had happened on the same wheel! and the same nut! would you believe it?they had broken the lug nut and they replaced the alloy lug nut with the regular one. Also they had to remove the hub during the process. It takes a toll on the wheel bearing - which has been changed once.


Would try using WD40 and check and report back here
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Have you tried using WD40 and trying after couple of hours? If yes, why not take it to dealer, they will know what to do if its a common issue.
Would try with WD40, had spoken to the dealership who had broken the same nut about more than a year back. he said - you have to break the nut to get it sorted, and that the wheel bearing might get damaged- which i already had to change once.
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Wheel nut removed by welding a bolt to the offending nutand using a spanner to remove the bolt.
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