Please help your local garage

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ian B Walker, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Ian B Walker

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    Well its that time again. Hunt the locking wheel nut. I spent an hour searching for this elusive item this afternoon. Only to find it hidden under the carpet :crazy:. I asked the owner beforehand where it was, to be told, "in the car". I should have asked "where in the s0dding car".

    Please guys help us garage folk and leave your wheel nut where it is supposed to be. i.e. in the spare wheel well in the little tray provided. Thank you.
     
  2. jaymanek

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    yes we hate this too...

    With MB's i have the full set so not an issue...

    with others we have to just break it and put on new sets.
     
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    I always leave mind in the ashtray as I dont smoke.. :) The last garage we took Lorrie's car too actually forgot to put the locking nut back in the car and we got a puncture out driving and I couldnt change the wheel. :(
     
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    I dont use locking nuts..... do you guys consider these worthwhile? I dont know of anyone personally that has EVER had a wheel stolen. But the arrival of the new AMG's might be a good time for caution!?
     
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    I consider them very worthwhile! my old Mitsi Evo nearly came to a sticky end when some kind soul decided to loosen all the wheelnuts. I felt some juddering as I drove along, and when I pulled over, both my front wheels had 3 of the 5 nuts missing, the remaining 2 were very loose. Considering how that car was driven, I consider myself very lucky indeed. I fitted 2 sets of locking nuts shortly after.
     
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    My bro's Mk1/Mk2 Golf was left on bricks overnight after my sis decided to borrow the car without consent! Tut tut.

    I always* buy locking nuts for my cars, on one car I had two different sets so they couldn't "wiggle" the wheel off....;):)

    *Bought some for the golf, but they are still in the packet :D:D
     
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    Bernie Ecclestone will tell you they're a good idea ...
     
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    Agree 100% Ian.

    Pain the ar$e
     
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    my nuts are where they supposed to be:D
     
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    Is there really a spot for locking wheel nuts in 'the tray in the spare wheel well'??? I never knew that...

    I though they were supposed to be in the glove box ;-)
     
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    There is in my z3 boot, has a proper little tool kit and everything!:cool: :D
     
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    They are worth it but are not imfalible. Berrie Echilstones CLS55 had its rims pinched in London.
     
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    I hope Gollom will do better next time :devil:.
     
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    Not guilty on this occasion :)

    However, it gives me an idea to wind the old chap up next time I am there. Shhhhhhh :devil:
     
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    Happens more than you might think. A few streets from here lives a chap who used to have a W215 CL500 with some very nice alloys, always parked on the street. I always go past there on my way to the tube and one day his CL was on 4 wooden blocks with the wheels nicked :eek:.

    He changed it for a brand new W216 CL600 last year. Still parks it in the streets :crazy:.

    There are plenty of expensive cars parked in the streets around here. That's what I don't understand: they spend lots of money on top of the range cars, then can't be bothered to spend another 200-300/month for a secure garage space. :confused:
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Up t'North we can get a mansion for that!

    :p :p
     
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