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Old 27-11-10, 22:17
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Default alloy wheels "rusted" onto hub!!!

I decided to get a set of steel wheels fitted with winter tyres (good price from Bourne End Tyres) but when I came to change them, I couldn't remove the standard VW alloy wheels fitted on my T5 shuttle. Apparently the alloy reacts with the steel hub and it took the fitter a big effort using a lump hammer to break the seal - if I had suffered a puncture on the road I would have been in big trouble! I'm just passing on this experience to alert any other T5 owner of the potential problem - also what advice do the experts have to avoid this problem in the future? WD40?, copper slip grease?
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Old 27-11-10, 22:26
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Don't use wd40.......


Clean mating face on disc and apply a small amount of copperslip, don't go mad with it

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Old 28-11-10, 01:54
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No biggy, happens all the time, as mentioned small amount if copper slip
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Old 28-11-10, 12:04
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Common problem with anyone running alloys. Just make sure all the contact areas are coated well with copper slip or similar
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Old 28-11-10, 12:25
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Default Re: alloy wheels "rusted" onto hub!!!

I would never condone this approach but a friend told me to back off the wheel bolts a turn and drive a short distance, perhaps give the steering a waggle.
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Old 28-11-10, 17:43
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I would never condone this approach but a friend told me to back off the wheel bolts a turn and drive a short distance, perhaps give the steering a waggle.
Ye gods! please don't anyone try this! !
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Old 28-11-10, 19:31
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Default Re: alloy wheels "rusted" onto hub!!!

i had the same problem,but only discovered it when i had a puncture
on the back,i got under the van and kicked the f*** out of it and the wife
got ready to catch it i think it hurt her when it did come off
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Old 28-11-10, 20:32
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kick it!!! or wack it on the tyre wall with a lump hammer! must be really inoying with really low profiles on!
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Old 28-11-10, 20:38
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copper slip - the face and the bolt threads.

use a small paint brush (1") to spread evenly on the face's/in the threds. then bag the brush and save for future use.

its also a good sign of poor maintenance would strip out the pads and calipers give a good clean and lube too cause they could be just as bad ;0)

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Old 28-11-10, 21:49
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Right this is what you do, pretend your lass as run away with a vito driver, think about this for a good 10 minutes and then when your close to boiling point kick the living daylights out of the top and bottom of the wheel,

If this doesnt free it off your absolutely fooooked.

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