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    Poll: We are all getting to find out what Divide and...

    We are all getting to find out what Divide and Rule looks like in a modern democracy

    It was unpleasant enough to watch it happening in the US, never thought I'd get to see it in the UK as well
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    This thread has made me look for one, I'm really...

    This thread has made me look for one, I'm really tempted!

    Any thoughts about this one?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174011036914
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    Poll: I was so focused on the absurdity of BoJo...

    I was so focused on the absurdity of BoJo becoming PM, that I completely overlooked the prospect of the collection of lunatics he has now put in to his cabinet
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    I used the seized wheel nuts as an excuse to buy...

    I used the seized wheel nuts as an excuse to buy a compressor and some air tools

    Unfortunately I have found out the hard ward that the CFM rating on the compressor bears no relation to the CFM...
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    Random Picture Thread

    This is last Sunday in Adenau

    https://thumbsnap.com/i/8dfq55Uf.jpg

    https://thumbsnap.com/i/JhNIEA1m.jpg

    Lenz has recently become the official recovery agent for the Nurburgring
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    I think you are right as the wheel in question...

    I think you are right as the wheel in question had recently had a tyre replaced
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    Up until now I had only been greasing the...

    Up until now I had only been greasing the threads, not the shoulder. Since the bolt sheared I have removed all the others with the impact wrench, and greased the shoulder as well

    I am also going...
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    I think the main contributing factor was that I...

    I think the main contributing factor was that I was standing/bouncing on the end of a 3ft breaker bar i.e more than 450 ft lb torque

    That also explains why each of the other bolts required a...
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    Afraid not, if you look carefully you will see...

    Afraid not, if you look carefully you will see that they are from trying to turn Anti-Clockwise, not from tightening it

    I think most of this distortion happened when using the electric torque...
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    What sort of bolt is this? Radius, Taper, or...

    What sort of bolt is this?

    Radius, Taper, or Flanged Radius?

    https://thumbsnap.com/i/auT7JRJb.jpg



    ...
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    You're quite safe - I'm not going to make the...

    You're quite safe - I'm not going to make the journey to Banchory to test that assertion

    However, had you been within a couple of hours of London things would have been very different

    I'm now...
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    https://thumbsnap.com/i/icgLiG7t.jpg ...

    https://thumbsnap.com/i/icgLiG7t.jpg

    https://thumbsnap.com/i/aAb9RBvQ.jpg

    https://thumbsnap.com/i/5DRR7LzJ.jpg
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    Except it took minutes using the electric torque...

    Except it took minutes using the electric torque wrench which probably operates at about 600 impacts per minute

    And it had the complete bolt head to work against

    Compare that with me, with a...
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    Nevertheless, I think your suggestion is what I...

    Nevertheless, I think your suggestion is what I am going to have to use, with the exception of the bolt extractor

    Once I have drilled to the level of the thread, and expanded the hole using a...
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    Sadly not The hex part of the bolt has sheared...

    Sadly not

    The hex part of the bolt has sheared but the collar remains firmly attaching the wheel to the hub

    About 450 ft lb did not shift it, so the remains of the head will need to be removed...
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    Already decapitated Nothing left to hit It...

    Already decapitated

    Nothing left to hit

    It will need something like a locking wheel nut remover
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    Wheel Nut Sheared - Advice

    They aren't wheel nuts, they are bolts, but you know what I mean

    I have destroyed a wheel nut using a Breaker Bar (wonder why they are called Breaker Bars)

    I then put my Clarke Electric Wrench...
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    After using the car for a very unpleasant 250...

    After using the car for a very unpleasant 250 mile round trip, fighting the steering most of the time, I have now returned home, lifted the car, and done my best to sort the UJ

    I emptied most of a...
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    http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk375/metrovtec...

    http://i309.photobucket.com/albums/kk375/metrovtec/Mobile%20Uploads/image-1.jpg
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    People have certainly done that with other cars,...

    People have certainly done that with other cars, but I think they were recommending a track rod/rack boot
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    I would have no problem spending 11 on a new UJ...

    I would have no problem spending 11 on a new UJ core

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123597007392

    But fitting it in the yokes is probably beyond me
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    Thank you all for your advice The one thing I...

    Thank you all for your advice

    The one thing I have concluded is - Replacement is absolutely the last resort

    Thanks also because I have just removed the UJ from my other car and bathed it in...
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    Many thanks Evilution is invaluable as usual ...

    Many thanks

    Evilution is invaluable as usual

    https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?menu=&mod=567

    Any chance cleaning might work, or am I more likely to have to replace?
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    Stiff Notchy Steering

    I haven't been using my Smart frequently over the last month or so having bought an M365 electric scooter which I use to commute when it's dry

    Perhaps my neglect of the Smart is in part...
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    There appear to be four positions that the key...

    There appear to be four positions that the key can be in

    0 - Gear Lever Lock and Key Insert/Extract
    1 - Gear Lever Unlocked but nothing 'on'
    2 - Ignition On
    3 - Spring loaded Start
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