Locking (M16) wheel bolts for 16" Alutech alloys ??

Apr 5, 2018
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I'm the second owner of my Auto-Trail that the previous owner had fitted Alutech alloys to. When I bought it I asked the dealer if he also had the steel wheels, but no.
I'm struggling to find locking wheel bolts for it.
I have some Fiat M16x1.5 L=35mm locking wheel bolts (from a funster for my last van)
When I removed one of the standard wheel bolts from the present van it is approx 40mm thread length and has about 7mm of copper grease on the threads.
I tried the 35mm Fiat bolt but it only had about 2mm on the threads - unsurprisingly.
I've tried all the local car accessory shops and even contacted an Alutech seller on line, but no one has M16, 40mm thread length
I just tried a Fiat commercial dealer, but they only have the same Fiat ones that I already have.
They suggested trying Auto-Trail, which I will do, but I'm guessing they will have them for the steel wheels if any.

Am I on mission impossible, or does anyone else know where I could get some to fit ?
 

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Personally I hate locking wheel bolts , having A wheel stolen especially on a MoHo is very unlikely BUT Iā€™ve had lots of problems with lost or wrong locking nut removal head

only last week went to put new tyres on my daughters car which she bought from a main dealer
over a year ago , wrong nut remover in car šŸ¤Æ
 
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Apr 5, 2018
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8
Staffs
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53,192
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C Class
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since 2011
Thanks for the responses so far.
I tried Coastal Motorhomes (via Ebay mail). They only have the same as my Fiat ones, or shorter.
I bought the Fiat ones off the classifieds here.
Auto-Trail are on factory shut down, but at nearly Ā£600 per wheel and tyre, x4, I'll keep searching a while longer.
The van is left at the side the house all WInter. It has an alarm and tracker, plus pull-up security posts, so the wheels seem like the obvious vulnerability.
The quest continues and Rimstyle are now looking at it .....
(BTW the earlier photo shows the locking and non-locking bolts next to the tape measure)

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Aug 4, 2019
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Personally I hate locking wheel bolts , having A wheel stolen especially on a MoHo is very unlikely BUT Iā€™ve had lots of problems with lost or wrong locking nut removal head

only last week went to put new tyres on my daughters car which she bought from a main dealer
over a year ago , wrong nut remover in car šŸ¤Æ
And as youā€™ve identifiedā€¦..locks (inc. locking nuts) only keep the innocent out, the scroteā€™s have them off in no time. šŸ˜±šŸ¤¬
 
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Try a local scrap yard, some keep bucketfulls of them. However, when I needed one I was told not to both cause people dont nick them like they did 20yrs ago, they common as muck. That's what they said. unless they are expensive fancy wheels.
 
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