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Post by nevergiveup on Mon May 04, 2015 7:48 pm

Hi all,  
           We have just realized that we do not recollect seeing our alloy wheel nut remover kit. We feel ashamed to say we have never thought about it before!!! 

Could anyone tell us where ( we have looked in obvious places) they would keep theirs?? Ours is a 2011 Devon on a Mercedes Sprinter. Believe it or not we have had this van for a year, but today I searched everywhere without success.

ANY IDEAS? confused3 confused3 confused3 confused3

David
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Post by oldfred on Mon May 04, 2015 8:10 pm

My Peugeot Boxer Nuevo has alloys fitted with no locking nuts. Asked my local tyre place about this and he said not to bother they would't get stolen. Hope he's right.
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Post by roli on Mon May 04, 2015 8:12 pm

Couple of possibilities, dealer took them out to stop them being stolen and "forgot" to give you them.  - most probable
Or previous owner had taken the key out

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Post by Lucyc1937 on Mon May 04, 2015 8:21 pm

I have a Devon and recently took it to have new Valves in rear wheels, the tyre fitter didn't need a key to remove wheel nuts so I am assuming they are not locking wheel nuts. I only hope that if I need to take rear wheels of again the fitter has a very large jack, the previous tyre fitter used a trolley jack and had to put it on wooden blocks to get enough height for the wheels to clear the skirt. Mine is a 2010 Devon so shouldn't be much different to yours.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon May 04, 2015 8:23 pm

Are they with the toolkit, under the passenger footwell?

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Post by nevergiveup on Mon May 04, 2015 8:28 pm

Thanks all so far! It definitely has lock nuts. I checked the passenger floor tool storage, it has some random tools but no kit for locknuts. There is under the drivers seat( accessed by removing cover on side) the pump and liquid rubber kit. But nothing else

I am still looking....................
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Mon May 04, 2015 9:04 pm

Have you looked under the passenger seat in the battery space?  Locking bolts are not standard fit, probably added by original owner, who kept the key and spare steel bolts on handover?

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Post by inspiredron on Mon May 04, 2015 11:10 pm

The vans do not come with locking wheel nuts/bolts. When I got my van I bought them separately. They came in a small box with the key.  I keep the 4 removed bolts and the key in the same box with the jack - which on my Peugeot sits in a case underneath the passneger seat.
If you cannot find the key then ask the dealer and if he cannot help then contact the previous owner. I hope that you may be able to do that via DVLA. Ring them to find out how.  They may need to forward a letter if confidentiality stops them from divulging name and address. Oh dear - log books used to show owner history!

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Post by nevergiveup on Fri May 08, 2015 9:38 pm

Well alls well that ends well!!  Pleased to report that locknut key was eventually found( just the key) wrapped well in tissue paper, stuffed at the bottom of a locker. It is now in with the tool kit!!

Thanks for the help all. Lesson learned.....................

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri May 08, 2015 10:03 pm

If you have a steel spare wheel, you will need 4 shorter bolts for it. The alloy wheel bolts are too long.

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Post by inspiredron on Fri May 08, 2015 11:34 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:If you have a steel spare wheel, you will need 4 shorter bolts for it. The alloy wheel bolts are too long.
If that is so why are shorter bolts not in the felt bag with the adapter plate for fitting the alloy wheel into the spare carrier?

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat May 09, 2015 12:27 am

You can use longer bolts to secure an alloy into the carrier,  but if you use long bolts for the steel wheel onto hub they protrude through the back and foul when the wheel turns.I think the chamfer angle of the bolts is also slightly different.

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Post by inspiredron on Sat May 09, 2015 10:56 pm

I don't think that Peugeot based vhicles need different bolts - perhaps that applies only to Mercedes.
My Lancashire did not hsve sny extra wheel bolts supplied for the steel spare. However it does have a special mounting plate and 3 special bolts to allow the alloy wheel to be stowed kn the spare wheel carrier. Not yet tested in practice!

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