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Old 29 July 2019, 12:09   #1
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Wheel Studs Broke - Could have been Horendous

In May we towed our 17 Foot speed boat to Devon for the Annual speed boat rally we attend. The tow was a good 7 hrs

On the way home I had a bearing failure and had to be relayed home by the AA. The wheel on that side got very hot indeed.

I have now got round to replacing the complete 1300 kg axel which went well. The old Axel was only about 6 year old at most.

Upon removing the wheel on the old axel on the side that did not get hot. I repeat on the side that did not get hot two of the wheel studs snapped of with the minimum of pressure on the wheel wrench. Upon putting the bolt in the vice the nuts would turn very easily. I had greased them.


Although I still had 2 good studs I think that on the journey home I would have very likely lost the wheel on a major road (M25 for example)


This does not bear thinking about and I am at a loss as to why they broke with such little force

The axel was bought from Trailertek and made by Peak

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Old 29 July 2019, 13:22   #2
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ive had one shear hitting a pothole must be metal fatigue lots of stuff made abroad isn't up to it IMO you've been lucky there BP
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Yes Lucky indeed. If I had not had the other side bearing go I would have been towing it all the way home on 2 bolts... Mind you that is most likely all I had towing it there.

I recon I overtightened it. I have just bought myself a torque wrench...…
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I recon I overtightened it. I have just bought myself a torque wrench...…
Thought you were a bit of a self confessed engine guru owning and fixing numerous types for all manor of different applications.....................and yet you've only just now purchased a torque wrench??
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Thought you were a bit of a self confessed engine guru owning and fixing numerous types for all manor of different applications.....................and yet you've only just now purchased a torque wrench??

Wrong and unhelpful as usual
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Wrong and unhelpful as usual
Least my wheels don't fall off................................

I see you've posted the same thread on YBW Could Have been very Dangerous - Page 2 , A little bit of HPD going on Mr BP??
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Least my wheels don't fall off................................

I see you've posted the same thread on YBW Could Have been very Dangerous - Page 2 , A little bit of HPD going on Mr BP??
I have no idea what you are on about and have no interest in any of your posts.

One day perhaps you might post something that might help or assist others rather than simply have a pop all the time
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I have no idea what you are on about and have no interest in any of your posts.

One day perhaps you might post something that might help or assist others rather than simply have a pop all the time
Google’s your friend

‘Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking emotions’

Big Plumbs, I’ve got to admit most treads you start or contribute to end up in a quarrel
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To be fair ,its hard to see how a guy who posts a warning too others ,genuinely trying to make sure others don,t risk danger ,admitting it may be his over tightening which has brought about the problem ,,,,,,,,and basically just saying "be careful "
Why would anybody slag him off ,personally i would like to say thanks for the information ,i wil check mine tommorow !!
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To be fair ,its hard to see how a guy who posts a warning too others ,genuinely trying to make sure others don,t risk danger ,admitting it may be his over tightening which has brought about the problem ,,,,,,,,and basically just saying "be careful "
Why would anybody slag him off ,personally i would like to say thanks for the information ,i wil check mine tommorow !!


No time like the present, I’m going to get the missus to check my nuts right away
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