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Aidy P

Aidy P

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Just managed to change all 5 wheels to my winter steels in less that an hour. That’s including to the correct torque and tyre pressure. It’s the fastest I’ve managed it in the last four years :)

(As usual swapping the spare took the longest)

A few tips...
  • Reverse onto chocks to change the spare.
  • Remove the towball before changing the spare.
  • Use a breaker bar.
  • Grease your bolts every year.
  • Use a trolley jack if you can as it’s so much easier than the supplied jack.
  • Use a torque wrench set at 180
 
pjm-84

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Which bolts? I don't believe wheel nuts should be greased.
 
Aidy P

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Small amount of copper grease on the wheel nuts (Carlube brand). Was advised to do it by a garage with all the salt we get on our roads. Has always worked for me.
 
Sandyvan

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Small amount of copper grease on the wheel nuts (Carlube brand). Was advised to do it by a garage with all the salt we get on our roads. Has always worked for me.
Starting the copper slip wheel nut thread again. Please no.
 
Borris

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Just managed to change all 5 wheels to my winter steels in less that an hour. That’s including to the correct torque and tyre pressure. It’s the fastest I’ve managed it in the last four years :)

(As usual swapping the spare took the longest)

A few tips...
  • Reverse onto chocks to change the spare.
  • Remove the towball before changing the spare.
  • Use a breaker bar.
  • Grease your bolts every year.
  • Use a trolley jack if you can as it’s so much easier than the supplied jack.
  • Use a torque wrench set at 180
Swapping the spare?
 
briwy

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Any grease on the wheel bolts and the torque setting will not be correct.
 
Sandyvan

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I think the OP was referring to the bolt holding the spare wheel to the underside in the carrier, which can get corroded and seize when needed the most. Well I was hoping that way.

Did I mention don't resurrect the grease/copper slip wheel bolt thread :Iamsorry .
 
briwy

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Did I mention don't resurrect the grease/copper slip wheel bolt thread :Iamsorry .
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You did but folks tend not to read or have seen previous threads and I think this is important.
 
Sandyvan

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I will leave it with you :headbang And I don't mean that in a bad way.
 
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Don't use copper, that is metal, and different metals together oxidate......

You can put the wheel wrench in the round hole in the spare wheel carrier. Free tip!

Oh, I wil definately NOT remove my towball! I have a fixed towbar. That would mean, or cutting the ball, or removing the towbar completely!

I must admit, when just flat on the ground, the spare wheel doesn't really fit between the towbar and the ground :confused:. I then have to swirl the wheel around the towbar. But I don't have the small ramps with me when not on holidays.
 
Aidy P

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I just have the same spare all year round for both winter and summer tyres.
I use Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme tyres in the winter as I use the van in the snow. I wouldn’t want these as a spare when I’m travelling across Europe in the summer. They’d probably melt
 

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