Renault R8/R10 replacement wheel nuts - check them regularly!! They break.
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    Default Renault R8/R10 replacement wheel nuts - check them regularly!! They break.

    The photo says it all.

    I replaced my old, slightly worn wheel nut/washer assemblies a few years ago. Yesterday, for the second time, one of the oval washers cracked, potentially loosening the wheel.

    None of the old ones has ever failed. So, back to the quality of the material and manufacturing method for the washers....

    Take care.

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    Wow. I'm surprised you don't have a few dozen originals tucked away.
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    Not as many old ones as I thought! I think the "new" ones have slightly the wrong shape and generate tensile stress when tightened, whereas they should be in compression. I bought them to put unworn threads on the studs. Not totally satisfactory you'd have to say....
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    JW, I have spare originals if you need them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    JW, I have spare originals if you need them..
    Thanks for that. I'm OK as it happens, although I might just count them up and make sure I have 12 in total. I posted mainly to warn people.

    Much appreciated and best Xmas greetings. Projects are finishing the spider wheel Dauphine rear brake conversion on the 4CV and replacing R8 brake hoses! Thanks to Geckoeng and a couple of hours playing around, the slightly squishy pedal "feel" seems to be due to one hose actually lengthening as the pressure comes on. New hoses to be collected Monday!
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    Wow John! That appears to be just poor material. The break almost looks like it's sintered. You'd expect them to be able to deform without breaking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Wow John! That appears to be just poor material. The break almost looks like it's sintered. You'd expect them to be able to deform without breaking.
    It seemed like a good idea at the time.... They should be in compression though, if the shape were right, or so I'd have thought.
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