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Old 08-23-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
ipellew@pipemedia.co.uk
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Volvo 960 wheels stuck on

Hi all;

One of the first things I was taught when I was a snot apprentice years
ago was that different metals do not like each other.

What does Volvo do - (I guess others too) is put these fancy mag wheel
on the forged steel wheel carrying assemblies.
Yup - the Mag corrodes and it took a long piece of scaffolding to prize
off the wide mag wheel.
No way in hell would I have got that off on the road side.

Will now go round the rest cleaning and greasing the centre location
colars.

Regards
Ian

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Old 08-23-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
jg
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Re: Volvo 960 wheels stuck on


<ipellew@pipemedia.co.uk> wrote in message
news:1124831672.282340.123810@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all;
>
> One of the first things I was taught when I was a snot apprentice years
> ago was that different metals do not like each other.
>
> What does Volvo do - (I guess others too) is put these fancy mag wheel
> on the forged steel wheel carrying assemblies.
> Yup - the Mag corrodes and it took a long piece of scaffolding to prize
> off the wide mag wheel.
> No way in hell would I have got that off on the road side.
>

That's typical of all mag wheels on all cars, never seen them corroded on.
And I think the volvo's are anodised? Al & steel aren't as disimilar as some
combinations, makes me wonder if something else is going on?


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Old 08-23-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
Randy G.
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Re: Volvo 960 wheels stuck on

More likely that the car has been sitting idle for a long time or tha
tthe wheel ahs not been removed for a long time.

BTW- if you remove the lug nuts and drive the car, the wheels come
right off! ;-)



ipellew@pipemedia.co.uk wrote:

>Hi all;
>
>One of the first things I was taught when I was a snot apprentice years
>ago was that different metals do not like each other.
>
>What does Volvo do - (I guess others too) is put these fancy mag wheel
>on the forged steel wheel carrying assemblies.
>Yup - the Mag corrodes and it took a long piece of scaffolding to prize
>off the wide mag wheel.
>No way in hell would I have got that off on the road side.
>
>Will now go round the rest cleaning and greasing the centre location
>colars.
>
>Regards
>Ian


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