C8 security wheel bolt removal

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C8 security wheel bolt removal

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Despite my asking the local National Tyre depot to only tighten the wheel bolts to the correct torque and to take care with the security bolts I found myself in a situation where the security bolts on 2 wheels would not undo due to the rounding off of the holes in the bolt by use of too much force.

Not wanting to have to pay for the removal I came up with a method of removing the bolt that worked for me. This method should work in most cases and is certainly worth a try as a first pass.

It works by positioning the wheel with the damaged nut close enough to a wall so that you can get the standard C8 scissor jack in a position to exert a force directly on the socket and ratchet or bar used to undo the bolt. See the image below.
Don't be afraid of exerting too much pressure as the flex in the tyres will stop any damage.

Jack used to exert pressure on the security wheel bolt
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I replaced the original Citroen bolts with these McGuard bolts
http://www.mcgard.com/index.php/automot ... _pathway=0
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Only the British :)......that's brilliant well done Sir !
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Definitely some three dimensional thinking going on there - Bridge over the River Kwai material if ever I saw any! =D>
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Well done, that man. I would suggest that, in future, when you have to get work done on the wheels, remove the security bolts first (and, if they point this out to you, explain that you are fed up with people overtightening them!). So long as the main bolts are tightened properly it should not be an issue.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well done, that man. I would suggest that, in future, when you have to get work done on the wheels, remove the security bolts first (and, if they point this out to you, explain that you are fed up with people overtightening them!). So long as the main bolts are tightened properly it should not be an issue.
Genius thinking.

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Tried that, my house fell down. :-D
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Gibbo2286 wrote:Tried that, my house fell down. :-D
Then move from the shed.....or will she still not let you in the house after the "last thing" you did ?

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GiveMeABreak wrote:Definitely some three dimensional thinking going on there - Bridge over the River Kwai material if ever I saw any! =D>
Necessity really is the mother of invention - I was determined not to pay out for something I could do at home