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The tale of the lost nut…

Once upon a time, we realised my rear brakes were squeaking a bit. But fear not! My husband is a mechanic! How fortunate!

Until… we realised I had misplaced the locking wheel nut key meaning those rear wheels weren’t going anywhere. Oops.

It’s finally got bad enough that the Joe decided we needed to crack on and sort it. He has spent his lunch break working with an angle grinder, hammer and chisel to work the wheel nuts free.

3 nuts down without too much drama (unless you count the sparks!) He was able to use the angle grinder to cut away the round outside casing off the nut and then, with the chisel, hammer it round to take off. And here are 2 of the offending wheel nuts…

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Sadly, wheel nut number 4 did not want to cooperate. That will require drilling down the side of the wheel nut to try to loosen it off and then using the hammer and chisel again to get it out.

Fingers crossed it isn’t too big of a job!

And the lesson of this story? ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOUR LOCKING WHEEL NUT KEY IS!

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