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    ..and you thought some Aussie repairers were rough;

    Just pulled this off a board in the UK.
    How scarey does this sound? Maybe they know what they're doing...but then maybe they??????? eek! eek! eek! cry cry

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    Car: Renault Megane 1.6 R Plate
    Problem: Lost Alloy wheel key

    Incredible but true. It seems that because my father has lost the key to his alloy wheels (or was never given one with the car (bought second hand)) he cannot remove the wheels.

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    It went into the garage for a routine service, and has now been there for 3 days, they cannot get the wheels off. It is a Renault Garage, on the outskirts of Bristol, England. Should it take this long? And what is involved in this job?

    Last we heard they were using an acetaline (?) torch to cut the wheels free. Surely this is over the top. There must be an easier way to sort this out than these bizarre routes...

    Any response would be greatly appreciated, my father is really worried about an esculating bill.....

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    Alan S:
    Just pulled this off a board in the UK.
    How scarey does this sound? Maybe they know what they're doing...but then maybe they??????? eek! eek! eek! cry cry

    Hello

    Car: Renault Megane 1.6 R Plate
    Problem: Lost Alloy wheel key

    Incredible but true. It seems that because my father has lost the key to his alloy wheels (or was never given one with the car (bought second hand)) he cannot remove the wheels.

    It went into the garage for a routine service, and has now been there for 3 days, they cannot get the wheels off. It is a Renault Garage, on the outskirts of Bristol, England. Should it take this long? And what is involved in this job?

    Last we heard they were using an acetaline (?) torch to cut the wheels free. Surely this is over the top. There must be an easier way to sort this out than these bizarre routes...

    Any response would be greatly appreciated, my father is really worried about an esculating bill.....

    Alan S cheers!
    I haven't the words Alan. Oxy indeed. Sounds to me as if Australia is a much better place to own French cars than UK!!!

    Another good argument for plain old steel wheels too. This might start one of course.

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    Morons .... if a stud can be replaced (like a lot can) and there is only 1 alloy locking nut per wheel .. what's wrong with a the good old die-grinder and a small amount of patience ? You should be able to do it in about 2-3 hours ???

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    if it's that hard why not weld a bloomin nut on it and go from there
    fair dinkum they have to learn KISS i think
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    pugrambo:
    if it's that hard why not weld a bloomin nut on it and go from there fair dinkum they have to learn KISS i think
    You should be able to TIG it (if the nut is alloy) without destroying the rim. It might be a close run thing ... certainly cheaper if it works.

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    out of interest does anyone know of any other peugeot forums?

    This is great as is the yahoo mailing list but others could only aid the information gathering.

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