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RE: Difficulty removing wheels
BTDT! I had owned my Audi for about 1 week when I hit a piece of metal
hidden in some slush on the road. I hit at about 100 km/h, slashed the
sidewall and took a good size chunk out of the rim. Maintained
control,pulled over to change the tire and had a wake up call. Jacked
her up, took off all of the lug bolts and the tire just stayed there.
Gave a little kick and... nothing so I got a bit more vigorous. It must
have been the funniest thing for passing traffic to see this car with
one corner up in the air and me kicking this tire as hard as I could. I
seriously stopped and was looking for some locking ring or something
that was still holding the wheel on. Turns out is was just corrosion.
Since then I have had all the tires off and have VERY lightly wet the
hubs with engine oil where they contact the rim. No probs since.
180 Yorston St
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)
>From: R&M Fischer[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: October 12, 1999 8:00 PM
>Subject: Difficulty removing wheels
>Looking for advice...started to get ready for winter so today I took off
>the TSW Hock R/Yoko A520's and put the original wheels with snow tires
>I had trouble getting the wheels off, especially the front. It took a
>little WD-40 and some gentle persuation, but they came off OK. It
>almost seems as if the centering rings and the hubs bonded (or
>What I am wondering is, is there some sort of grease or potion I should
>put on the wheels/hubs/rings so I won't have this problem next time?
>Also, Should I put some sort of grease on the lug threads to prevent
>them from seizing?
>94 90Sq - now ready for winter!