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Cracked Wheel Inserts

Discussion in '348/355' started by lindsey, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. lindsey

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    #1 lindsey, Mar 22, 2010
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    After buying my third lady 98 355 GTS F1 I soon discovered that almost all of my wheel inserts were cracked. Probably due to someone over torquing the lug bolts. I'm happy to report there is an easy fix. This is what I did. Ricambi has the replacements made by Hill Engineering very early 355s use 22mm all the others are 23mm http://www.ricambiamerica.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=224405
    8.60 each. A 16mm socket to remove 22mm socket to install. Be sure to clean around and in the whole after the insert is removed, I used a little locktite on the insert around the new insert.
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  3. 2NA

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    Looks good.

    I hope they never have to come out, that green Loctite is as close to welding as you can get.
     
  4. AceMaster

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    Very inexpensive fix if you ask me.
     
  5. gothspeed

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    Looks good :)!!!
     
  6. James-NZ

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    Nice work.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  8. Vegas-Guy

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    Looks great! I'll need to do mine at some point..:( found about 5 total that are starting to crack!
     
  9. rbellezza

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    Lindsey got some extras, hopefully he doesn't need them anymore !
     
  10. cf355

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    Excellent post and pictures.
    I went out and checked my inserts but they are ok for now.....however when they go I will know how to remedy the situation.
     
  11. PAP 348

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    Nice thread! Very informative! :):)
     
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  13. TRScotty

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    Great info and I love those metal center caps, where did you get those??
     
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  16. TRScotty

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    Thanks Daniel, but you know I just received my replacement OEM caps!! (beautiful, by the way)

    Now I have to add these to the "wish list" LOL!!
     
  17. lindsey

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    #14 lindsey, Mar 26, 2010
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  18. darrenliu

    darrenliu Formula Junior

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    I have to replace some wheel inserts, but I don't want to Loctite the new ones in just in case they crack again. Do the new ones have to be 'cemented' in? or can I just bang them in with no 'glue' ?
     
  19. hjp

    hjp Formula Junior

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    Just tap them in gently. They don't fit that tight. The lug bolts will hold them just fine without the need for anything else. I have a set used 23mm inserts in excellent condition if you need some.
     
  20. mseals

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    Why the loctite?

    Mike
     

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