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Old Feb 14th, 2019, 12:10   #11
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And a couple of spare wheel nuts would be good as one of my nuts is rounded
OUCH!!

I also have spare nuts and pins if you don't get sorted above.

Alloy and steels wheel nuts are both the same, its only the 200's had the chrome nuts for the Virgo's as far as I am aware
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OUCH!!

I also have spare nuts and pins if you don't get sorted above.

Alloy and steels wheel nuts are both the same, its only the 200's had the chrome nuts for the Virgo's as far as I am aware

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Old Feb 14th, 2019, 12:27   #13
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If you're after open-end wheel nuts Mark, these work well :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-X-M12-...C/183511003484

Don't panic that it says Honda etc - they're the same nuts!

If you don't need all 20, there's also a listing for just 16 of the wee beasties :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16-X-M12-...7/172870929834

There are also black ones listed, other multiples of 4 and so on.
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The guide pins are only there to ensure the wheel goes back onto the same bolt holes. This was brought in to help resolve wheel balance; an issue with some Volvos. If you loose, break or damage a pin then a dab of paint on the wheel bolt hole next to the guide pin hole and a similar mark on the hub will ensure it is properly located. Any bolt with the correct thread and filed down and screwed in will do the same thing.
None of my previous cars have had a guide pin in the hub. Because of the wheel balance issue I did what mjk164 has suggested. Mark the wheel and hub or stud to ensure that you replace the wheel in the same place relative to the hub.
Decades ago, before front wheel drive was so prevalent, there was system for dynamic balancing of the front wheels whilst still fitted to the car. This method factored in any imbalance of the brake drum/disc and hub etc. IIRC, the wheel was jacked up, sensors were placed on the suspension, a trolley was located beneath the wheel which was spun up by a wheel within the trolley and a result displayed on display on the trolley, then weights added as required. Having gone to this bother, if the wheel was subsequently removed then it must be replaced in the same position relative to the hub etc. or the whole thing could be out of balance again.

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Ohhhh bum holes, I went to the car and forgot to grab the bits for you Mark!

I will go this weekend, how many wheel nuts would you like? 2 or more in case?
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The guide pins are only there to ensure the wheel goes back onto the same bolt holes. This was brought in to help resolve wheel balance; an issue with some Volvos. If you loose, break or damage a pin then a dab of paint on the wheel bolt hole next to the guide pin hole and a similar mark on the hub will ensure it is properly located. Any bolt with the correct thread and filed down and screwed in will do the same thing.
You learn something new everyday, I hadn't given any thought as to why the wheel hubs had those pins. I've never come across them on any other cars with them fitted.
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Ohhhh bum holes, I went to the car and forgot to grab the bits for you Mark!

I will go this weekend, how many wheel nuts would you like? 2 or more in case?
No worries Luke

Go for four nuts just in case

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