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post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 07:51 PM
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As stated 19mm is best & also stated make sure you get "IMPACT" 6 pt socket. In most cases "IMPACTING" it will break it free. Slow twisting it may break it.
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post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-29-2017, 08:16 PM
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I have my Goldwing laid on its' side with 4 of the 5 rear wheel nuts removed but I can't get the last one off. The 3/4" six-point socket is trying to round-off the nut.

19 mm is 0.748 inches, or 3/4".. I've tried both 6 point and 12 point to no avail. I am about to the point of trying to use aluminum foil to get a tighter fit. Any ideas?

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Hard to imagine a 6 point socket rounding off one of those nuts, do you have the socket on all the way and straight when trying to turn it ? A proper size six point socket should easily twist the stud right off long before it ever would round the nut off.
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And, when you finally get it off, put some grease onto the stud threads and also a little into the nut before retightening - preferably water resistant grease.
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put some epoxy on the socket n tap it on . wait about good hour for epoxy to set hard also as others have stated put other lugs back on snug especially the 2 on either side .

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Never ever apply a lubricant to wheel lugs !!!!

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Never ever apply a lubricant to wheel lugs !!!!

Inquiring minds want to know why not?
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Well, it does make them come off more easily...

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Wing renter is right. NEVER. In extreme cases a small amount of anti-sieze is OK.
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Well, it does make them come off more easily...
Actually, no it doesn't. It prevents them seizing on.
Take a dry bolt and spin on a dry nut and you'll find you can spin the nut along the thread freely. Now try it with a greased thread.

I'm 67 and been working on vehicles since I was a teenager and I've never had greased nuts slacken. I know it seems illogical to apply a lubricant to something you wish to stay put but it works. What I've found is that the grease dries out to an extent and it becomes slightly tacky, so much so that it's often necessary to use a socket to get enough purchase to wind the nut off.

Copper slip is commonly used here in the UK as an anti-seize compound, you folks will likely have it too - copper suspended in grease, but I'm not convinced by it. For me, I've had instances where it appears to have promoted corrosion. My take on that is that when used against steel you've got two dissimilar metals against each other and any moisture will be an electrolyte therefore galvanic corrosion will take place. My product of choice is Castrol CL grease but it's becoming tricky to find nowadays.

Anyways, folks will believe what that choose and I know my choice.

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I have my Goldwing laid on its' side with 4 of the 5 rear wheel nuts removed but I can't get the last one off. The 3/4" six-point socket is trying to round-off the nut.

19 mm is 0.748 inches, or 3/4".. I've tried both 6 point and 12 point to no avail. I am about to the point of trying to use aluminum foil to get a tighter fit. Any ideas?

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Sounds like it was over torqued.

Never use a 12 point on a hex HIGH TORQUE fastener. A 6 point would have to shear through MUCH more metal than a 12 point in order to round the hex points off.

If you have not removed it by now, you might want to put the others back on and ride to the place that you bought tires for your cars and ask them to us an impact wrench and 19mm impact socket to break it loose for you.

Or, maybe a nearby auto parts store will lend you the tools.

I usually use an air impact wrench, but have also used a 1/2 inch drive 24" breaker bar along with my 19mm 6 point impact socket.

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