Dunlop tyres security locking nut?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 10:44
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Hi all,

Hopefully this makes sense!

We have Dunlop tyres on our Windsor Rapid that have security nuts on the wheels. Instead of being hex (6 sides) its 5 sided.

I think we need the allen key attachment to go on 1/2 inch socket drive. Anyone know where we can get one? The guy that sold us the van said he gave it to us but he didnt.

Have tried Ebay, tyre shops and tool shops and no one has any.
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Reply By: nsngood - Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:43

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:43
Bash an old socket onto it throw them away and buy a new set
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Reply By:- Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:46

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:46
I have had this issue as well before, In the end after weeks of hunting around i bought 4 cheap very tight fitting sockets and hammered them on over the nuts. Make sure you have replacement nuts and wear safety glasses in case the socket bleep ters.
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Reply By: luckymum - Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 12:19

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 12:19
Thanks for your replies. That was going to be our next step if we couldnt find one.

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Reply By: ChrisE - Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 14:16

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 14:16
Tyre shops should be able to get them off for you.
Used to work at one part time and we just used a heavy duty impact socket and belted it over the lock nuts and off they came. Cheap sockets can tend to break especially if you need a bit of force to get the nut off, whereas the impact sockets have more meat on them.
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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 17:25

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 17:25
might have found something that may fit?????


Multi fit socket


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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 17:25

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 17:25
bing search
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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 17:27

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 17:27
Google search.


have yiou being to an engineering supplier????
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Reply By: luckymum - Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 18:29

Saturday, Jun 26, 2010 at 18:29
Thanks for your efforts guys....

But, the wheel nut is the female part and we need the male part. Like an allan-key but it is only 5-sided. There is only a nurled (spelt wrong for sure!) outside to the nut.

I think I will have to go with the sacrificial socket.

It`s great security though!!

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Follow Up By: Rosss- Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 08:11

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 08:11
Thats easy then, bash a piece of square bar into it and turn it with a shifter.
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Reply By: Member - Jim - Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 06:51

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 06:51
Luckymum,

My Coromal caravan uses this type of wheel nut adaptor, I would think you could get one from caravan dealer or caravan spare parts supplier.

Assuming the wheel removal is not urgent..

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Follow Up By: MobiCondo - Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 07:28

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 07:28
Lucky mum,
Came across a couple of adventurous elderly ladies, SW of Burketown - had taken the wrong road and did a tyre on the "U" turn back to the bitumen. Had an A Van with 5 sided socket wheel 'nuts'. Had bought it 2nd hand / preloved or what ever & the special adapter or what ever which is supplied by A Van was missing. Local council chaps who rolled up & assisted as well, solved the initial removal by using the largest hex bar which would fit, then inserted as large as woud fit flat blade screwdriver into the gap left (as tightly as they could without damaging any thing and then used a mole grip wrench (or similar) to grip all and turn the whole lot - which did the trick and very neatly as well. I was most impressed with the effort.
Cheers - Mobi
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 19:22

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 19:22
Hi luckymum
Go to one of the major tyre dealers and they may have them, or be able to get them. Speedy wheels or ROH make them. I have a couple of sets on hand in my shop (Bridgestone Service Centre Kimba). If it was mine then I would change to standard 1/2 inch ford nuts for ease down the track.
Cheers
Charlie
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Reply By: luckymum - Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 20:09

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 20:09
Thanks a lot for your thoughts guys.

That gives me something to work with.

Cheers

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Reply By: tonysmc - Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 22:12

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 22:12
luckymum,

If you know a plumber, ask them if they could bring around their "Basin Spanner" I've taken off a couple of wheel lock nuts before with one.

Cheers Tony.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 08:39

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 08:39
Had a similar problem in Tennant Creek Tried a Stilson wrench and couldnt get the round nut off.

The local Bridgestone guy came down with a socket that was a reverse of an Ezeout. What I mean is it was grooved inside so that when you screwed it "off" it gripped the nut and undid it.

Would be worth seeing if a tyre place has them.

I took all the security nuts off and binned them as they are just junk really.

Perhaps I shouldnt have put them on with a rattle gun LOL


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Reply By: luckymum - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 18:36

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 18:36
Ok Team

It is called a "Windsor/Jayco/Corrimal wheel nut adaptor" and was found at Camac at Caringbah........woo hoo!!

It fits the wheel brace that I have.

Thanks so much for all of your input!!!
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