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  1. 318i Touring loose wheel nuts/seized caliper? 
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    So about a week ago my steering wheel started wobbling following a car wash - naturally I assumed the water pressure had blown away my wheel weights so today I took the car down to have a balance. Got my mate to have a look to make sure I didn't get ripped off (standard procedure even though I was only getting a balance) and he told me my wheel was baking hot and he reckons the caliper must be seized. This makes sense as I have recently noticed I don't need to use my handbrake on slight hill starts anymore. He went to undo the wheel nuts to balance my wheels and they are all finger tight except the locker.

    Could this possibly be connected? The O/S/F nuts were tight as youd expect but the N/S/F with the seized caliper had dangerously loose nuts?

    Thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light.
     
     

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    lucky boy!! the heating and cooling will have expanded and contracted the hub (only a tiny amount) and the wheels bolts could easily have become loose over time because of this, you're lucky you didnt leave them longer!!
    Hey that smells like regular - she needs premium dude, PREMIUM, DUDE!
     
     

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    Oops lucky i had it checked then! does this mean i will have damaged my hub as well? the brake disk doesnt seem to have turned blue so I dont think I've cooked that, luckily ive only done a few short journeys since this started!
     
     

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