Broken Wheel Bolts

Eric S scirocco at
Thu Jan 27 19:27:31 EST 2005

What wheels are you using?  Are they Aftermarket?  If so, are they


1981 Scirocco S (TDI swap project)
1988 Audi 90 Quattro
1990 Corrado TDI
1991 Cabriolet (2.0 crossflow 8v project)

Kneale Brownson said:
> Anybody faced this before:
>  Those holes you can't
> see through have broken-off ends of wheel bolts in them.   The broken
> bolts
> are at
> I was wondering why I was hearing a strange noise.
> The Bolts were tightened by hand and torqued with a torque wrench, a
> process I've done many, many times.   I checked bolt tightness again after
> about 100 miles of driving.   Nothing was loose.
> Any guesses as to why the bolts broke?
> Any suggestions for removing the broken off stuff?  Since taking the pix I
> have bathed them in Kroil.  I have a set of those reverse drill bits with
> extractors.  Do I need to be accurate in centering one of the bits?  The
> exposed surfaces are uneven.  Should I use the largest size I have?
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