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I simply can't turn it

it's allmost as stubborn as my wife (so this can take a while)

I think the bolt has rusted at the thread and has a reaction with the aluminium from the spacer

I didn't try warming it yet

wasn't keen on doing so because of the aluminium

I don't think there was anti seize compound (previus owner)

Sprayed some unlocking oil on the backside (tread) but can't really get to it

Will try tomorrow again

perhaps warming the bolt is a good idea

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Gently warm it, you wont bugger it (ali isnt that soft).

If I'm right in thinking the ali is just the spacer the bolt if it is mild steel shouldn't have reacted with it as the two metals are close on the galvanic scale - more than likely rusted stuck on the hub.

If warming it doesn't do the trick try putting a bar against the bolt and tap it fairly hard with a steel hammer - believe it or not the shock can sometimes fracture the seizure and allow you to turn it....done this myself many times.

Lastly hand brake on and try it with an extension bar (more leverage) - if it's really stiff coming off try winding it back and forth a few turns to losen the crap up in the threads.

If/when you get it off inspect it for thread damage.

Coat everything with copper grease, makes taking things apart a lot easier :angry:

Hope you get it sorted.

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If warming it doesn't do the trick try putting a bar against the bolt and tap it fairly hard with a steel hammer - believe it or not the shock can sometimes fracture the seizure and allow you to turn it.

This did the job

The end of the bolts were rusted in the hub

The spacers are indeed extra width aluminium spacers

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