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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-23-2007, 08:03 AM
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sheared nut

does anybody know how to get a nut of which is sheared round
ie;i am changing one of the front calipers and the nut thet holds it on has lost its shape
due to rust and me trying to get a spanner on it
also its the near side i am trying to turn it anti clockwise is this the right way
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:28 AM
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Nelson, It depend on size of nut.

First I would apply lots of WD40 and leave it a couple of hours. My usuall method would be to file two oposite sides of the nut, and once I have filed enoungh away use a vice grips. A couple of light taps of a hammer once you have applied the vice grips is usually enough to free it.

Obviuosly the nut is a gonna and need replacing.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:38 AM
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put loads of wd on already got a lad bringing a small grinder round gonna try it
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:33 AM
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Be very carefull with that grinder. You need to remove the nut without damaging the thread that it goes on.
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