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Rick Jay

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Posted: 07/18/21 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those Colby Valves are cool. I didn't know about them. Looks like I have something else to buy for my "spare parts" collection. [emoticon]

Thanks for the tip!

And I second the process of slightly loosening the lug nuts and driving the vehicle around a bit. A couple of slow speed, hard stops forward and in reverse has always done the trick for me.

Of course, it's too late to do that once it's up on the lift, so people reach for the pry bars and sledge hammers thinking (hoping) the stuck rims will quickly loosen. In my experience, they usually don't. So IF I stumble upon that problem, I lower the vehicle, put the lug nuts back on within a thread or two of touching, and do a couple of hard, slow speed stops. Knock on wood, that has always worked without having to break much of a sweat.

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bobndot wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

get a Colby Valve to carry with you.


I didn’t know about these ,
What size is used on our 16” wheels ?
Some are hand twist and some need a socket in one of two sizes. The company list says standard size and commercial , like farm equipment.


Most all light duty wheels are .453”. I think there’s only 2 sizes.
They work well. They’re not cheap and imo not designed for permanent long term application, but are handy in a pinch.


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Next time, deflate both tires, insert 3 short pieces of 4” x 4” wood blocks between the tires at 10, 2 and 6 o’clock and reinflate both tires again.

Usually the air pressure forces them apart, even if not, it’s then a bunch easier to pop them apart with the big hammer.

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JaxDad wrote:

Next time, deflate both tires, insert 3 short pieces of 4” x 4” wood blocks between the tires at 10, 2 and 6 o’clock and reinflate both tires again.

Usually the air pressure forces them apart, even if not, it’s then a bunch easier to pop them apart with the big hammer.



Awesome idea! Will for sure remember that one!


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Wait till you get the 2 step lug bolts on a Mercedes froze. First the outside part shears off and then if you are lucky you can drill and easy out them. If that don't work it is cut the wheel enough to get a end cutting wheel in there and cut through the wheel to cut the lug off behind the wheel. After the wheel falls off you can turn whats left out with your fingers....the loosen the the other lug bolts didn't work after driving a mile or more.

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bgum wrote:

Next time just loosen the lug nuts a little and drive around the block.


X2!! your method NEVER fails and nobody breaks a sweat.


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^^^^ Thanks for this info.

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Mike as I said above loosening the other lug bolts and driving did not help on the Mercedes. Something about the aluminum bonding to the bolts, lugs.

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Is it holding air? Wonder how true the part was about needing to change the entire stem.

A new core or tightening the original might have been sufficient.

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Cheaper than Amazon.


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