[s-type] Locking Wheel Nuts

Hi all,

I have a yr2000 S-type, I needed to get the front wheels balanced the other
day, the garage I used for years snapped the 2 lugs off on the locking wheel
nut key trying to un do the locking wheel nut. I looked at the key and
locker and to be honest it wasn’t there fault its a poor design with only
two contact points. ( seems the nuts have been over torqued by the previous
owner/garage)

Any way got two new keys from Jaguar today just in case, went back to get
the wheels off, First key sheared straight away using a wheel brace, they
did not want to break the second key so manufactured a threaded socket
wedged it on to the locking nut and got it off.

I have been back to Jaguar parts Dept and now bought new re designed locking
nuts and key that have 4 locating points and a proper socket Cost �66 for a
set of four.

So a bit of Advice if you have the old type still fitted that have the
chrome cover cap over them I would strongly suggest getting them off and
getting the new redesigned ones. It may save you allot of hassle on the hard
shoulder of a motorway in the rain.

Paul

S-Type 3L V6.

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In reply to a message from Paul sent Thu 15 Jul 2004:

A late one! What do you mean ‘‘hard shoulder of a motorway in the
rain’’? That’s what the RAC membership is for!’’ I had to change a
wheel at home recently and the threads were rusty but it came off
OK. It would be difficult to over-torque them as they should be 94
ft/lbs and checked with a torque wrench. The cheap ‘‘bendy-bar’’
types are the best for this I reckon. The key does look flimsy so I
greaded the threads with Copperease (not supposed to for torquing-
up!) to make sure they come off next time. The key took the load
OK. A good tip though, to get the new design set. Will they still
take the steel cover?
Cheers, Lionel–
The original message included these comments:

I have been back to Jaguar parts Dept and now bought new re designed locking
nuts and key that have 4 locating points and a proper socket Cost �66 for a
set of four.
getting the new redesigned ones. It may save you allot of hassle on the hard
shoulder of a motorway in the rain.


Lionel - 1978 4.2 Daimler Sov. 2000 3.0 SE S-Type
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Hi All
Can anyone help me find some locking wheel nuts?
The removal tool for mine has corroded so much,it will not undo the nuts.I
have got them removed,so just need some new ones.The Jaguar dealer quoted me
�60 odd,that seems a little high to me.
Regards
Clive
2000 S-type 3.0 SE

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In reply to a message from Clive sent Fri 7 Oct 2005:

Clive,

If your looking at E-Bay…Be Careful!!! as there are many moody
copies that are of rubbish quality…

My thoughts are if they want the wheels they’ll get them…–
Regards Greg… S-Type 3.0 SE
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Wheelie sent Sat 8 Oct 2005:

I can confirm that the eBay nuts I bought earlier this year seem to
be excellent quality, independently confirmed by a Jag Custom shop
who did some work for me. They look the same as genuine (new style)
Jaguar and are much more meaty than the old type. Those are
worryingly poorly made with welded or brazed bits of wire on
the ‘‘key’’ which distort and threaten to tear off after a few uses.
Even the main barrel of the key is weak and bows outward with the
strain. I recommend everyone to change to the later type if you
still have these very weedy and inadequate nuts, before you’re
stuck with an unremovable wheel in the pouring rain or snow!
Cheers, Lionel–
The original message included these comments:

If your looking at E-Bay…Be Careful!!! as there are many moody
copies that are of rubbish quality…


Dominator
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