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Now I know this might be a bit odd but I've had two 159's and the the locking wheel 'code' was the same on both and interestingly when I had two 147's they had the same coded key. I might have been unlucky (lucky?) but they were the same code and they worked on the other car. Maybe the coded key is only coded for the model??
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Originally Posted by k3lvc View Post

Just had an apologetic phone call from the indie involved offering a full refund of the overcharge.

No names as I'm sure it won't happen again.

Result I presume he saw the thread I'm sure you are glad you started it now
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I only got one lock socket with my car. In all previous cars I have had you got 2. Are Alfa being mean.

Got a bit of a fright a few weeks back. I was removing all the wheels to clean behind them (sad I know!) and forgot to remove the socket and dove off. Luckily I remembered I dad done that, retraced my steps and found it 400 yards from where I had been working.

Need to buy a spare methinks

I don't think the laser locking nut removal tool mentioned earlier will work as the lock nuts have a rotating collar.

If you can buy this type of gear, what's the point of locking nuts?
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Originally Posted by Alfa-Red View Post
my dealer (mangoletsi) charged me 45 for removing the old bolts and fitting a new set, dealers are good at some things, sounds like your lot had no idea what they were doing
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Ouch - not a good story. Verbal/gentlemen agreements are indeed a test of trust.

I had the same on my last 159. Missing keys for the locking wheel nuts.

Had to get new tyres fitted so ended up taking the car to Dews in Brighouse. It took all of 10 mins to get the locking nuts off. They used a pin headed wrench with spring loaded pins that matched the pattern of the lockable nut. No charge either to remove them but the new set cost 30 odd quid if I recall correctly.

IMHO you've been shafted in the nicest possible way

Hi lads just woundered if there was any damage to the wheels after they had worked on the bolts.
I Need 2 of mine getting off and both these are my nearest dealers as it happens
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