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Discomadness
 


Member Since: 19 Jan 2015
Location: Caerphilly
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Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Is much rather chance not having locking nuts on my car than the nightmare of A: trying to get them off when you break or lose the key, B: are stranded on the side of a busy motorway in the dark with a flat tyre that you can't change. I always bin the locking wheel nuts/bolts from our cars. More hassle than their worth. My old D1 had them. I could get them off with a stilson wrench. What's the point. If some thieving scumbag wants to try pulling the wheels off a 4x4 that's size good luck. I hope it squashes them in the process. Thumbs Up
 Current : D3 2007 HSE - AKA the lemon
-beanie grille
-detango with led bulbs
-on axle stands dead.

Previous : D1. 1991 200tdi - AKA the beast.
- too many mods to mention, parked up and rusty but not forgotten. 
 
Post #15889507th Jan 2016 6:04 pm
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DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

JMack wrote:
deanslandy wrote:

Was the original idea of the locking nut to prevent the wheels from being stolen and if so what prevents this from happening?? Embarassed


Yes.

Nothing.

But, when was the last time you saw a car on bricks with the alloy wheels stolen from it?


You don't have to change them if you're worried about theft, and we reserve the right to say "we told you so" when (not if) the lockers fail. At the very least get rid of the original ones and get new ones from a LR dealer. That gives you 2 year warranty and it will include consequential damage, ie getting your wheels off. And replace those every just under 2 years.
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
Post #15889617th Jan 2016 6:31 pm
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deanslandy
 


Member Since: 17 Jan 2015
Location: nuneaton
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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

OK , understood and thanks for the explanation Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 Belts, oil pump casing and water pump by Flack
Transmission flush by Geoff 
 
Post #15890057th Jan 2016 8:10 pm
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david007
 


Member Since: 01 Sep 2012
Location: Angus
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Just like to say thanks to the contributors to this thread, I recently had a problem removing one of my locking wheels nuts and without this thread I think I would have struggled.
  
Post #186891916th Oct 2017 8:21 am
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DrRobH
 


Member Since: 10 Oct 2015
Location: Hampshire
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In a nutshell:
1) Ditch all the locking wheel nuts
2) Ditch all the original nuts with caps.
3) Replace with non capped Batfink recommended versions Thumbs Up http://www.disco4.com/forum/topic161797.html
4) Job done, feel smug Thumbs Up
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RR Sport SDV6 MY12
RR Classic 1993 Tdi
Both do 32mpg and are 19 years apart in age, 
 
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