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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:55 pm 
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Have a 3 year old C1 purchased secondhand (from dealer) I commented on the wheel nuts being rusty (all of them) and the salesman said they get a lot of cars like that. I've looked at other C1's and 108's with alloys and have not seen rust on any others. Was there a bad batch in the factory ? Car registered Feb 2016. Should I get them replaced?
They're completely rusty not just spotty.

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Island Life with Rusty nuts! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:19 pm 
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IslandLife wrote:
Have a 3 year old C1 purchased secondhand (from dealer) I commented on the wheel nuts being rusty (all of them) and the salesman said they get a lot of cars like that. I've looked at other C1's and 108's with alloys and have not seen rust on any others.

All 12 non-locking wheel bolts on my 2008 C1 are rusty and have been for many years (the locking ones aren't rusty because they are only 3 years old as I had to replace them when I lost the key!).

IMHO is just normal due to cost saving.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:44 am 
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Thanks Petrol Dave,

It just seems odd that other cars of (presumably) similar vintage seem (look) okay.

I'll try not to loose any sleep over it.

PS I had a 2013 Aygo before this but never looked at the nuts as they were hidden behind the wheel cover.


Reminder to self - check where the locking nut spanner is!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:28 pm 
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IslandLife wrote:
I'll try not to loose any sleep over it.



Just ban yourself from looking at them, out of sight out of mind.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:00 pm 
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Your wheels are never out of sight. With Winter coming you will probably change your wheels what happens when the bolts are too rusty? I recommend keeping a spare set or at least cleaning them before you store them.

Don't worry about your engine oil, out of sight out of mind. If l did that every oil change l would only need 2lts of oil. Rubbish


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:27 pm 
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Not on a bug, but still Peugeot, we had a Peugeot Boxer campervan which had alloys with rusty wheel nuts, know what you mean did make it look bit tatty, so I found some plastic chrome nut covers on eBay, think they do black as well and put those on which smartened it up. They did all different sizes, so just measure your nuts and buy appropriate size.

To be fair, ours weren't totally rusty like yours, just spotty as you say, so buying complete new set nuts wasn't justified for me. Just one thing, they were a tight fit, which is good as they never fell off, but the flimsy plastic removal tool they supplied was bit cr*p, but did get them off of a fashion!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:32 pm 
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brixtonboy wrote:
With Winter coming you will probably change your wheels

In the UK it's still very uncommon to have a separate set of Winter wheels (I'm one of the relatively few who do) so most people only change their wheels when either they have a puncture or the tyres need replacing.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:25 pm 
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I change to winter tyres and would like the bolts to come off. It's also a good time to check and grease up the joints at the back, hand brake cables etc.


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