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While I'm sure there are other non-VW branded products that are similar, I believe they are referencing this product: VW Wax Spray


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Yes, have seen in the past many alloy and steel wheels that corrode and become very difficult to remove. Even down to needing to use a large hammer to persuade the wheels to come off the hub. Once removed, a thorough clean with a wire brush and some light grease, my favourite is copper slip, etc is sufficient to prevent it happening again. Does depend on the ...


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It's likely the struts, springs and some related parts (strut bearings, mounting plates, coil spring protectors). See the reply in this post from "444rose" at the top.


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PCD stands for Pitch Circle Diameter. That's the circle that the 5 studs describe. Each hole is on the circumference of circle with that diameter. So, the ' 5' means 5 studs, but the circle that each wheel has holes in is different by 5mm - near 1/4". With a bit of judicious filing, they may slip on - but DON'T TRY IT ! The other problem is the big hole ...


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No, they won't fit. The bore is too large so the wheels will not centre properly. The lug holes are on a different circle diameter so the wheels won't even go on for the bore hole to be an issue.


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These cable ties are usually found on the cheaper plastic wheel trims as they can fly off. Some of the more expensive ones suffer from the springs and tabs getting bent when owners force them. Seen many on the side of the road - often in winter as the snow can help knock them off or build up behind them. The cable ties are also used to stop the wheel trims ...


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The wheel trim that it is holding on is likely damaged, so a previous owner has added the cable/zip tie to stop it falling off. The damage may not be visible from the outside. There are plastic tabs on the inside that are pressed against the rim by a metal ring. One of the plastic tabs may have broken making it a bit loose. It is possible that someone has ...


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The tightening torque on wheel nuts or bolts doesn't stretch bolts. A torque wrench is used to apply even tightening to all nuts or bolts on aluminum rims that can deform under the contact area if over tightened as well as distort drum or disc rotor. Less tightening torque on aluminum rims can result in nuts or bolts loosening while driving, a safety hazard....


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It's really a property of both, but the bolt is the more important of the two. As you tighten the nut onto the bolt, the parts actually distort slightly. When you tighten a lug nut onto a bolt, the bolt actually stretches, similar to a spring or rubber band, but on a much smaller scale. This stretching creates tension that helps ensure the connection will ...


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