Ford lock nuts - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2003, 14:10   #1 (permalink)
Shh i'm huntin more power
 
Jase_ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,764
Ford lock nuts

Hi Everyone,

I have ford fitted locknuts to my EL XR and the key has stuffed up. Looking for someone in Melbourne with locknut key number 7B42. Let me know if you can help....

Cheers.
Jase_ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2003, 14:24   #2 (permalink)
gone
 
laminge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 10,402
Jase


Easiest way is to force socket head on with hammer and remove them that way, in my case i lost the key...
laminge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2003, 14:27   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
harasn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: flat out on a road somewhere
Posts: 334
I'm in geelong and have that key number. Did you buy that lock nut set from ford? I thought they were meant to be mostly all different. If you and I have the same set whats to say the bastards that steal the wheels don't have it as well? Let me know if I can help? Send me a PM with your area as I go to Melb a fair bit and could drop in one weekend, if your not in a hurry. But what happens is you get a flat. One of my mates lost his lock nut, but didn't know it until he was on the side of the road!!
__________________
BA Falcon
BLOODY AWESOME FALCON
Have you driven a .... GT lately....
harasn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2003, 14:37   #4 (permalink)
Soon to become: Jake_XR6
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Melbourne (eastern)
Posts: 515
mad

Those locknut keys are crap.

I mangled mine too after someone had put it on with a RATTLE GUN !

Bayford on Hume Hwy replaced it for $15. Just bring in the old one, and they will order a new key for you.
__________________
Wheels: 17" Series 1 XR
Exhaust: VCT with no resonators & 3" mandrel from mufflers back, dump pipe
Pacemaker headers (Waste of money).
Air Intake: T-Series, K&N Filter.
Brakes: Calipers painted red, DBA slotted rotors & Lucas pads.
Windows: Tinted.
Gearstick: Shortened.
Fuel: Dual Fuel.
Dyno: 143 rwKw (Dynodynamics - shootout mode).
Heathcote: 15.87 @ 89.1 Mph.
BLACK XR6-VCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2003, 14:42   #5 (permalink)
Shh i'm huntin more power
 
Jase_ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,764
I need it ASAP as i now have new a rotor and pads on one wheel with the other 3 still to be done and i was also getting new back tyres fitted after work tonight.

Yes, they came from ford....
Jase_ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2003, 15:15   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
harasn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: flat out on a road somewhere
Posts: 334
Quote:
Originally posted by BLACK XR6-VCT
Those locknut keys are crap.

I mangled mine too after someone had put it on with a RATTLE GUN !

Bayford on Hume Hwy replaced it for $15. Just bring in the old one, and they will order a new key for you.
looks like I had better take the lock nuts off when some one is going to work on it and may use a rattle gun. Unless you tell the actual mechanic thats going to work on your car to not use a rattle gun the message doesn't probably get through the office to the mechanic. Using a rattle gun also damages the chrome coating on the wheel nuts and makes them rust and also the flacks of chrome hurt really bad when they go into your finger. I found out the hard way on my old car.
__________________
BA Falcon
BLOODY AWESOME FALCON
Have you driven a .... GT lately....
harasn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2003, 15:35   #7 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
Quote:
Originally posted by harasn
Using a rattle gun also damages the chrome coating on the wheel nuts and makes them rust and also the flacks of chrome hurt really bad when they go into your finger.
Yes thats what exactly happened to the EF, and the lock nuts looks real dodgy afterwards. I guess at the Ford service department it's almost impossible to tell the people who work on the car not to use a rattle gun.
I'm going to take my car for a 30k service guess thats another thing on my list i'll have to tell them.

Jase,
Hope you can manage to get the wheels off.
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2003, 17:36   #8 (permalink)
Not a Twink
 
honer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Perth, Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 1,086
Hehehehehe, I buggered the lock nut key on my EF on Saturday. Usually bloody things they are, I tried to weld it it up with hope it would JUST get the remaining nuts off, it didn't :(

My mate works at Bridgestone, he says alot of people bring their cars in without the locknut key, so they just jam a socket over it and use the rattle gun :) Thats what I will do, and just buy a new set of locknuts.
honer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 03:53   #9 (permalink)
gone
 
laminge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 10,402
How did you go jase?
laminge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2003, 13:56   #10 (permalink)
Shh i'm huntin more power
 
Jase_ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,764
Quote:
Originally posted by laminge
How did you go jase?
We put spots of weld on the inside of the locknut key and bashed it on. Got three of them off before we needed a reweld. So new tyres were fitted last night, and i'll finish putting all the brakes on tonight after work.

So for anyone with Ford locknuts i suggest ordering a spare key (which is the good thing about the ford ones) You can get them through Ford or speak to Galaxy products in SA directly.
Jase_ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford family celebrates 100 years of cars Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-2003 05:46
FORD TOUGH: The pressure's on for Bill Ford Jr. to finish first Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-2003 04:52
'Henry had the dream' Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-28-2003 05:58
A CENTURY OF VISION: Fords built city, changed the world Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-12-2003 07:17
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-2002 06:48

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:23.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.