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Old 11-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Is there a trick to removing OEM wheel?

I have taken all the 5 bolts out but the wheel is not budging even 1 mm. Am I missing something?
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Grab at 4 and 10 o'clock and kind of rock back and forth. It'll come off
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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It is probably rusted to the hub. Use a rubber mallet and hit the tire on the back. When you put your time back on, place some anti-seize on the center ring of the hub so that it does not stick like it has.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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if you don't have a mallet, just give it a kick!
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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It is probably rusted to the hub. Use a rubber mallet and hit the tire on the back. When you put your time back on, place some anti-seize on the center ring of the hub so that it does not stick like it has.
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if you don't have a mallet, just give it a kick!
Becareful when you do this, if you're using the OEM jack. There is a reason why its called the "widowmaker" although in Con's case it might be a "happy widow maker"
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
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Just wiggle and kick it mate. Also jack it up first
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:15 PM   #7
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Kick the bottom of it and it will POP off

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Old 11-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #8
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Just wiggle and kick it mate. Also jack it up first
Yes, Jack up the car first. This will help tremendously. See, it is important to have all the fact to get a real solution to a problem.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:31 PM   #9
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Yes, Jack up the car first. This will help tremendously. See, it is important to have all the fact to get a real solution to a problem.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:16 PM   #10
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lol. I Jacked it up using a hydraulic jack (not the OEM jack - I'm too lazy). It took a bit of bashing with a rubber mallet on the inside of the tyre and it came right off.

Thanks guys I appreciate the help
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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Con, take it off again then put a bit of grease on the hub - then do the same with the other 3 to minimise future issues - you might not have the luxury of a decent jack when you need it.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:14 PM   #12
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Before you put grease on I would also clean as much of the rust off with a wire brush.

I had a similar issue getting my old brake rotors off. I tried everything including blow torch, massive hammers etc. In the end I found this technique on youtube, which worked great:



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Old 11-13-2011, 09:29 PM   #13
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Shanon and Damo...Thanks guys..I will do exactly that. Great advice.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:02 PM   #14
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Con, take it off again then put a bit of grease on the hub - then do the same with the other 3 to minimise future issues - you might not have the luxury of a decent jack when you need it.
Use the grease very sparingly if you intend to track the car Con.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #15
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Use the grease very sparingly if you intend to track the car Con.
I am really keen to track my 320i. I figure I could give those M3's a run for their money. I am also really keen for some one else to pick up the repair bill at the end of the day

My thing is not to drive a fast car. My thing is to drive the shiniest car on the continent. My time and energy goes to essential maintenance and detailing.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:27 PM   #16
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I am really keen to track my 320i. I figure I could give those M3's a run for their money. I am also really keen for some one else to pick up the repair bill at the end of the day

My thing is not to drive a fast car. My thing is to drive the shiniest car on the continent. My time and energy goes to essential maintenance and detailing.
Con, dont forget;
shiny = less drag*
less drag* = faster car

* In this case drag not equals Hawaiian shirts
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:30 PM   #17
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Con, dont forget;
shiny = less drag*
less drag* = faster car

* In this case drag not equals Hawaiian shirts
Bash me, rob me, take my wife (please) but never bad mouth my bright shirts.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:59 AM   #18
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I'm sure if I looked into it and read alot I'd find the reason but you know what; Constantine you're a ****ing champ. You're starting the car hobby late in life and you're humble and while you might not have alot of material things, you sure make up for it in terms of life lessons, experience and how you carry yourself. Your family and wife should be proud.

Kudos to you mate.
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