Rear Wheel Nut - there must be an answer
A few months back I took off my rear wheel for a tyre change. The hub nut was a complete bitch, and needed a 4 foot extension on the breaker bar before I could shift it.
When it went back on I made sure to Copaslip all of the threads, and torque the nut correctly, figuring next time would be easier.
This weekend the wheel had to come off so I could fit some nice magnesium pressies in its place.
The following tools died terrible deaths attempting to remove the nut -
2 half inch slide bars
2 half inch breaker bars, including my neighbours
2 half inch ratchets, including my favourite Teng.
Heated the nut for 10 mins with a hot air gun. Nope.
Tried to drift it - no good.
Eventually I had to carefully cut the ******* off.
I know an air tool would be likely to shock the nut loose, but this is not really an option at my home garage.
I'm going to invest in a 3 quarter inch breaker bar, but I would like to aviod the brute force method if I can.
So does anyone have cunning tips to avoid this problem happenning next time?
I will be going to the track soon, and as I now have spare wheels I will be likely to want to swap between wet and dry tyres without too much hassle.
Any suggestions welcome.