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Old 01-05-2016, 11:21 AM
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Post Secondary Furel Filter Wrench

Uh , oh ~

When I finally dig it out it'll prolly turn up to be some oddball Hazet wrench....

The car with it is elsewhere as the heater died so I'm driving the '84 300TD and have the driver's door apart ~ it looks like the door checks are fairly simple to service .

I have to work diligently on the Wagon as it's SWMBO's daily driver .
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:24 AM
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Ha!

Got it!

I've finally thought of something really useful that should always be in your car

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Old 01-05-2016, 12:01 PM
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The spare tire alignment tool looks like this.

I looked on Pelican parts and didn`t see it.

Lug Bolt Guide Tool | Install your wheels easier with this tool



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Charlie, have you used this tool? Is it really useful or more trouble than it's worth? I do not even know this tool exists and never have any problems or complaints installing a wheel without it. Seems to me the precision required to lift a heavy wheel, align and put the tool through a wheel hole requires a lot more precision than without the tool. A wheel is approx 30 to 35 lbs and that is not light unless you are big and strong and be able lift it with finesse.

Edit: Looking at the pic again I notice there is a taper. Is is just a "lug bolt" with a long handle? If so, I don't see the point of this tool whatsoever.
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:09 PM
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I have never seen a 23mm Mercedes wrench, the largest I have seen is a 19mm then some 32mm MB marked wrenches from trucks, along with MB 36mm wrenches.
Same here.

I measured the secondary filter bolt = 24 mm on mine which is the -02 filter housing (I think the -01 housings has a different size bolt). I have a 24 mm wrench but it is 18" long! So I scrounged up a short handle adjustable wrench that opens more than 24 mm which fits in the tool pouch.
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:30 PM
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Charlie, have you used this tool? Is it really useful or more trouble than it's worth? I do not even know this tool exists and never have any problems or complaints installing a wheel without it. Seems to me the precision required to lift a heavy wheel, align and put the tool through a wheel hole requires a lot more precision than without the tool. A wheel is approx 30 to 35 lbs and that is not light unless you are big and strong and be able lift it with finesse.

Edit: Looking at the pic again I notice there is a taper. Is is just a "lug bolt" with a long handle? If so, I don't see the point of this tool whatsoever.

It really makes it a bit easier to install a wheel.

Screw the tool in one of the Lug Bolt holes, turn Rotor so it is at the top.
Place wheel on the tool, and push it onto the Rotor.
Then just screw in the bolts.
Be sure to remove tool and replace it with a Lug Bolt. (you knew that...right?)

It helps from fighting the wheel and Rotor trying to get the holes lined up.

Every once in a great while will I see one in the trunk in the yards. Guess people throw them away not knowing what they are.
Think BMW has this tool also.

I have the tool, then forget to use it.


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Old 01-05-2016, 12:52 PM
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Thumbs up Spare Wheel Alignment Pin / Tool

Yes ;

I really is a handy tool once you actually need it .

Road side changing a flat tire is different than doing it in the shop when you have dirty clothes and shop shoes on ~ in the shop I use the toe of my shoe to raise the wheel up and hold it whilst I lne up a lug bolt .

Those very few occasions I have a flat tire I'm always well dressed and don't like scuffing the tips of my polished shoes...

It speeds things up too .
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:05 PM
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I have the tool, then forget to use it.


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Enough said! The Mercedes wheels hangs on the hub and does not fall off like VW wheels, where this tool would be useful. With the Mercedes wheels, I hang the wheel on the hub, line up the holes visually which takes less than a second, insert lug bolts. Using the tool would seem to waste more time.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:16 PM
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I have had a hard time lining up the lug bolt holes to rotor (w/cast wheels). I have a piece of a fiberglass antenna (does not screw up threads) about 18" long goes through lug nut hole & into threaded hole on rotor, you can see what you are doing, now lift it up & slide wheel to rotor, pivot tire & install 1st lug nut, piece o' cake, takes up next to no space.

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(Dont get a lot of flats, but its worth having, especially a nite-time flat.)
Your tool seems superior to the Mercedes tool because it is 18" long and flexible which allows you to insert it through a wheel hole without having to lift the wheel, then lift and slide the wheel guided by the long rod till it hangs on the hub with all holes aligned.

Brilliant! I'll have to give it a try.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:18 PM
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Over the years, this tool has migrated from "seldom used" to "always use".

As a 75 y.o., still capable of doing a few things on my Mercedes, I find it useful. Don
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