So, this morning I got up with determination to sort this out, only to find that my locking wheel bolt was stuck, any amount of force applied using the locking wheel nut would slip. This is because, for some reason, the nut is stripped
on the inside
A quick look around these forums, and I had some advice to get it off.
First-up was hammering a 18mm socket onto the bolt head for traction. This didn't work and split the socket
Then I went to Halfords to buy a Laser locking wheel bolt remover
) and a breaking bar
). Neither of these worked
Then I went to a garage where I paid 2 burly men with a massive hammer and breaker bar £10
to get it off for me.
Then with the calliper off and armed with right tools I set about fixing this damned bolt so it could tighten all the way in and securely fasten
to the caliper bracket in order to stop the drilling sound. The first thing i found out was the the Halfords Tap and Die set
) isn't big enough for wheel/brake/external bolts
Then with PCJ's advice combined with some common sense in just cleaning
the bolt and hole, I eventually got the bolt in, and tightened it all the way in.
Then off for a test drive...
Turns out it wasn't the bolt at all as the drilling noise is still there!
It's a fast drilling noise that seems to be coming from the nearside wheel when substantial g-force is applied through a right turn and 3/4 lock. All caliper and wheel bolts are tight, new suspension wishbones were fitted approx 1 year ago.
It can't be the Ferodo pads and Red.Dot discs that I have recently fitted is it? Is it the CV joint or something else?