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sprie

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This is so simple, but I don't know what is right.
I have 4 new hub caps - i thought i would just tap them over the hub and that would be that.
But they don't seem to want to fit.
I put a tiny bit of grease over the hub and also tried heating up the cap first with a torch to see if that would help, but they don't seem to want to go on.
If this is what they are, maybe i just need to hit them with a sledge hammer, but that doesn't feel right.
 

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This is so simple, but I don't know what is right.
I have 4 new hub caps - i thought i would just tap them over the hub and that would be that.
But they don't seem to want to fit.
I put a tiny bit of grease over the hub and also tried heating up the cap first with a torch to see if that would help, but they don't seem to want to go on.
If this is what they are, maybe i just need to hit them with a sledge hammer, but that doesn't feel right.
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This is a job I did at the weekend. Hitting the end of the cap can dent it, instead use a block of wood and tap around the lip working your way round and eventually it lines up and gives a good friction fit.
 
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Not that this is a job I’ve yet done on mine, but I’m told that a hub spanner works really well to get these on without damaging the cone. It is the right diameter to fit all around the lip so can then be tapped on equally around the hub
 
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