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      12-10-2010, 01:01 AM   #1
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lug nuts finally off :) now wheel wont come off.....wth

ok... i feel like a complete retard now that i cant get the wheel off...i used the advice of the breaker bar with a steel pipe and with much effort i got all 5 bolts off....jacked up the car....and the wheel is sitting there like the bolts are still on.....i pulled and pulled but the damn thing is not moving.....

wtf lol...i cant take a wheel off a car....thats embarrassing....lol help guys...am i missing something?
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      12-10-2010, 01:31 AM   #2
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k nevermind i got pissed and beat the living shit out of the tire with a rubber mallet and it came off WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO never been so happy to take a wheel off a car lol thanks guys
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      12-10-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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ok before you put the wheel back on. make sure u clean up the hub to get rid of the rust. steel wool will work well and use some anti-seize on the hub surface so u wont have this issue with the wheel being stuck in the future.
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ok before you put the wheel back on. make sure u clean up the hub to get rid of the rust. steel wool will work well and use some anti-seize on the hub surface so u wont have this issue with the wheel being stuck in the future.
yeah good point...definitely gonna do that..the center hub was rusted
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For those thinking of powdercoating their wheels, you need to mask the hubcentric area where the wheel slides into the hub, or you'd have a heck of a time removing it. I didn't realize this until I installed my first PW wheel, and was thinking why the bolts were hard to drive in for so long. Then it dawned on me I was forcing the wheel in with the wrench. Yep, tried removing the wheel and didn't budge. Ended up using a long piece of 2x6 hitting the tire from the inside while rotating the wheel until I finally broke it loose. Scraped the powdercoating from the inside of the hubcentric 'ring' and problem solved. And yes, I sanded the crap out of the hub to remove all the rust (especially the rear wheels), and put a thin film of waterproof grease all over to avoid any more rust, and to prevent the wheel from seizing on the ring. Strange to have rust issues on a freaking $70K car. There's always a first time .
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For those thinking of powdercoating their wheels, you need to mask the hubcentric area where the wheel slides into the hub, or you'd have a heck of a time removing it. I didn't realize this until I installed my first PW wheel, and was thinking why the bolts were hard to drive in for so long. Then it dawned on me I was forcing the wheel in with the wrench. Yep, tried removing the wheel and didn't budge. Ended up using a long piece of 2x6 hitting the tire from the inside while rotating the wheel until I finally broke it loose. Scraped the powdercoating from the inside of the hubcentric 'ring' and problem solved. And yes, I sanded the crap out of the hub to remove all the rust (especially the rear wheels), and put a thin film of waterproof grease all over to avoid any more rust, and to prevent the wheel from seizing on the ring. Strange to have rust issues on a freaking $70K car. There's always a first time .
seems like almost all bmws have this rusty hub issue. i guess they just dont want to spend more money making the hub out of better materials. it doesnt affect the actual driveability of the car so i am not complaining.

i also had powdercoated wheels and i am aware of the wheel getting stuck on the hub due to the thickness of the powdercoated. i also sanded down the powdercoat in the hub ring area of the wheel. have the exact same problem as you.
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Give the tyre a bang of a lump hammer or a rubber mallet and it will drop off.
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