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    Shocking.

    Well, it's sods law that after losing my locking wheel nut key recently I now have a screw in the middle of a front tyre, warned by the TPMS.

    So, as I have a mate who can repair the tyre but didn't want to damage the wheel getting the lock nut off, I went to the main dealer in Warrington and asked if they could take the nut off for me. I already have a spare normal nut so no worries there.
    To my absolute shock, I was quoted £156 to remove it and given some BS about them maybe not having the correct key. I told him that I thought that was disgraceful to charge that amount and left.

    The funny thing was that whilst we were there my wife was looking at an F Type in the showroom as she wants one.

    So, Jaguar Warrington. You won't be seeing me, nor my wife in there again.

    Off to an Indie tomorrow to resolve the problem.
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    Sounds like they were going to charge you their hourly rate. Shame you can’t remember the letter of the locking wheel nut key, then you could just buy another one from eBay.
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    Think the dealer was 'having a giraffe' as they say on Eastenders lol! no wonder we refer to them as stealers!
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    What you need from fleabay is an Irwin reverse threaded bolt remover.

    Place over the locking nut,belt it with a large Birmingham spanner(hammer) then wind it onto the nut.The Irwin will cut a thread onto the wheelnut and once it is firmly gripped will remove the locking nut.

    Your next problem is seperating the buggered nut from your new tool....
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    When we had the same problem with Sues Audi a local weld shop found a hex nut that fitter over the locking nut, MIG welded it on and unscrewed it while it was hot and expanded.

    !0 mins and a £20 in his hand - two happy bunnies!

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    Last time I had this problem was on the M3 I asked at the parts department if they could help and one of the staff came out with a set of keys worked out what one I needed and ordered me the new key yes just the key for £7+ vat
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    Update.

    I went to the Indie in Macclesfield today, (Horner & Hudson) where Mike removed all 4 locking nuts for the princely sum of nothing. How's that for customer service.
    Tyre repaired at a garage for £13. Good to go!
    Rybrooks should hang their heads in shame and my wife will definitely not be buying her F Pace from there.
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    I would be inclined to copy this thread to the CEO of the main dealer!

    He may or may not be aware of the banditry his underlings are up to...............and its cost in lost sales.

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    Just to give this some context for the uninitiated such as myself, are Rybrooks a dealer you have used a lot in the past for servicing and car purchases?

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