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DrRob



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Wheel nuts - check yours now

It is a known issue that the wheel nut covers can swell due to rust building up inside them making it difficult to get the 22mm socket onto them. See here:
http://www.disco4.com/forum/topic161797.html
A few of mine have swollen and locking nuts gone a bit crappy Big Cry
Also locking wheel nuts can rust, gnarl up and then need special kit to remove them.
So, ditch the locking nuts and replace the entire lot with solid, non-capped nuts all round (20 needed).
I've ordered the same set as Batfink and Charliecloud in the above thread.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111810992021
Will report back soon Thumbs Up
Go and check your nuts now before they get too swollen Shocked
Imagine the scenario on side of motorway when socket won't fit on a nut or the locking wheel nut mangles Whistle Censored Evil or Very Mad GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
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insiorc



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I'm not able to check my nuts for a couple of weeks yet... I'm 4000 miles away from them Sad

Can the caps be removed, greased underneath then refitted? I've not yet had cause to feel the RRS's nuts yet... 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
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DrRob



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I think covers can be taken off but I bet it's a bit tricky as they're on quite tight.....
£40 = a new set of solids as recommended by Disco colleagues Thumbs Up GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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insiorc



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Yes, sounds a good price, but will the alloy nuts be rated for the same torque etc.? I'm sure they'll be fine, but...., 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
96MY Range Rover HSE P38 4.6 V8 - family workhorse
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

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It's always important Very Happy Very Happy

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DrRob



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insiorc wrote:
Yes, sounds a good price, but will the alloy nuts be rated for the same torque etc.? I'm sure they'll be fine, but....,

I think nuts are alloy but caps mild steel....
See feedback on the Disco thread ( Rolling with laughter ) GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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360 wrote:

It's always important Very Happy Very Happy


Especially if they're swollen!

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DrRob



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insiorc wrote:
Yes, sounds a good price, but will the alloy nuts be rated for the same torque etc.? I'm sure they'll be fine, but....,

New solid nuts are not alloy. Steel like originals but no caps.... GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
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1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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I'll see how they get on and if they start to look Censored will ditch them for originals and then keep an eye on any future swellings Rolling with laughter
I'll update going forwards..... GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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DrRob



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Nuts are on. Look good.
Will report any rust issues.
Is 140Nm the correct torque figure? GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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DrRob



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insiorc wrote:
Yes, sounds a good price, but will the alloy nuts be rated for the same torque etc.? I'm sure they'll be fine, but....,

Replacements are steel but without the stainless covers GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....


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insiorc



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In the eBay link in your original post, it comes up as alloy nuts which is why I asked.

I fitted steel nuts to my P38 about 7 years ago when I fitted L322 wheels, and within a year they were all rusty, with the rust streaks all over the alloy socket area (admittedly it was never washed). If I remember correctly this was done to save cash as the P38 was then just my runaround to get abused (actually originally bought for the gearbox but plans changed and still going strong). 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
96MY Range Rover HSE P38 4.6 V8 - family workhorse
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

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DrRob



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I asked seller but they are nuts for alloy wheels I.e alloy wheel nuts Thumbs Up GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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DrRob wrote:

Is 140Nm the correct torque figure?

Yes Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6
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