Yeah I thought so, the part doesn't cost too much, so might be worth just getting it.
As for the wheel, I am becoming increasingly less optimistic and will probably need to get a new cast wheel by the looks of things.
Luckily we are closer to Germany and it looks like the parts are cheaper here. 460 Euro for the cast wheel compared to about 700 Euro in the US.
The problem is going to be the time to get the part, we are looking at 10-12 days for Moldova. It may make more sense for us to pay to get towed back across the border to Iasi in Romania. Will see, need to eat now and strategise what to do next with some food in the stomach.