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Hi Guys

I have become a victim to losing the a centre hub cover from my Continental R Alloy wheel part no UV42015PA. It seems to have cracked around the securing base and fallen off when I was driving. Only thing left is the security bolt and a piece of the cover attached to the wheel.

Called the main dealers and this part is no longer available, I have also tried the usual specialist suppliers here in the UK with no luck…

Anyone know who makes these as an aftermarket part or where I can get a used one?
 

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If you are in the US, try Tony Handler in CA, very fair and friend of the RR community
 

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Interesting alternative..... where did you source them from and how are the held in place ?
Ebay item 231026369363 ,I had to make an adapter ring for them to fit, just an aluminium strip of metal bent to fit inside. Sterlings post look right to me though. good luck
 

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Hi - I posted a similar issue to this over a year ago and you actually responded to it, when I also shed a wheel centre. Luckily I found the broken one by backtracking my route.
I am sure that you will be able to find a replacement and I suggest that you ask Stuart or Simon at Phantom Motors in Crondall Surrey. They deal in all things connected with Conti Rs, Ts etc and are very helpful and very knowledgeable indeed.
When I took my car to them to have the tyres changed over and the wheels balanced on their Road Force machine they told me that my wheel centre fixing bolts were all missing their rubber washers which take up the final slack when the centre cap is tightened. The coded bolt is machined to a vert exact length so that you cannot over-tighten and crack the plastic lug but the lug is cushioned on a rubber washer and everything stays snug. Over the years people discard or lose the rubber washers and the centre rattles around and the plastic cracks and eventually lets go as has happened to you.
I strongly recommend that you remove the other three centres and examine them closely for cracks and if cracked apply an epoxy resin to the lug to ensure that they do not crack further in future.
Good luck.
 

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@Contimaz,

Thanks very much for that detailed information. This is the sort of thing that accidentally becomes "lost to history" without it being mentioned every once in a while, and preferably in writing!
 
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