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Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby user name unknown » 09 Feb 2009 17:39

pace wrote:Ok im new to splits so bare with me i have taken all the nuts of the back but the bolts will not budge atall???

or

do i just need to wack the center with a rubber mallet or have i got to get the bolts out??


I would get the bolts out first.

Then start smacking the center.

I put mine in the over for about 10 minutes each and they split apart just fine.
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby pace » 10 Feb 2009 05:15

The bolts are stuck fast and have no grooves on the head on the top to get a socket on!!!!

p.s i work away 5 days a week i am doing this in my hotel room!!
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby Neb » 10 Feb 2009 17:06

post a pic. And it will help to heat them up with a heat gun first
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby pace » 11 Feb 2009 04:21

will do when i get some batteries for my camara!!
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby steerfromtherear » 22 Jul 2009 12:10

BMW RC bolts have a splined shaft which locates into the "basket" part of the wheel to stop it turning when tightening up (meaning they can be round headed).
This corrodes, badly sometimes, and makes them fecking hard to get out. On mine I had to put a nut back on every one of them and punch them out using a lump hammer and punch.
I ruined a lot of them but believe me there was no easier way for mine, some of them took some serious hammering to get out and properly knackered my hands (luckily you have 20 bolt wheels, I had the style 5's with 36 bolts)

Other people I know who have refurbed them have been luckier but if yours are anything like mine they are going to be a proper pita.
The best thing I can suggest is to soak them in WD40 for a few days. Keep going back an re applying it a couple times a day and let it soak in good. I did 1 wheel this way and it made a lot of difference.
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby Low-life-clothing » 15 Aug 2009 18:40

anyone know if you can get the socket in fibregass as not to damage the chrome when tightening them up? I read somewhere to put clingfilm aroud the bolt?? any one have any ideas

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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby rav335uk » 02 Dec 2009 09:08

These are available at any good motorfactors an in all sizes too. 8)
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby ZUBZ » 12 Apr 2010 17:16

I also used a Gedore 8mm multi type spanner/wrench and worked 100%.... no stripping of bolts....
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby rabbit stew » 27 Apr 2010 23:29

best thing to do is stick them in the oven for about 15 min at 250 degrees and it will seperate like butter :worship:
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Re: Where can I get a 12-point star key to disassemble my BBS?

Postby ZUBZ » 28 Apr 2010 06:45

rabbit stew wrote:best thing to do is stick them in the oven for about 15 min at 250 degrees and it will seperate like butter :worship:
Have you tried this yourself? :shock: Imagine me putting my BBS wheels in the oven and the ladies go crazy.... :lol:
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Postby e36 Dave » 24 Jul 2010 21:03

harry_p wrote:yep, i just used standard halfords 4 and 10mm 3/8in drive sockets, no probs even on a set that probably hadnt been split since they were made in the 80s.

had to buy some male spline bits for another set of rims, got a whole set of 1/2in ddrive bits on a rail from halfrauds.


Yes but your probably talking about a 16pt bit.
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