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Be careful taking wheel nuts off, and question on rust, when wheel is off.

 
Old 08-30-2008, 08:50 PM
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Be careful taking wheel nuts off, and question on rust, when wheel is off.

Anyone with the stock 17-inch wheels also experience scratches to the wheel nut wells? It sucks, but I guess I can't do anything now. Not sure which of my sockets did it, or maybe the mercedes stock wrench did. Anyway...

Also, I was cleaning my hub today, so I took a wheel off, and the lug nuts holes and around that area was all rusty. Is that normal? It's not even wet where I am. No cause for concern? Picture attached.

Finally, remind me of the torque for these cars? 92? Thanks!
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Anyone with the stock 17-inch wheels also experience scratches to the wheel nut wells? It sucks, but I guess I can't do anything now. Not sure which of my sockets did it, or maybe the mercedes stock wrench did. Anyway...

Also, I was cleaning my hub today, so I took a wheel off, and the lug nuts holes and around that area was all rusty. Is that normal? It's not even wet where I am. No cause for concern? Picture attached.

Finally, remind me of the torque for these cars? 92? Thanks!
I use a 17mm deep socket. Slips over the nut without wobbling and cannot contact the wheel.
Six inch extension
14 inch (or so) swivel bar

All 1/2" drive

All from Sears and not costly. Use the MB wheel wrench at your peril. The rust and crud on the hub is normal and of no concern.

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I use a 17mm deep socket. Slips over the nut without wobbling and cannot contact the wheel.
Six inch extension
14 inch (or so) swivel bar

All 1/2" drive

All from Sears and not costly. Use the MB wheel wrench at your peril. The rust and crud on the hub is normal and of no concern.
Yep, I really screwed up ever using the MB wheel wrench (but the most damage happened I think when I had a tire get speared by a piece of wood, so I had to use the MB wrench (I guess I should stock something else in car). I get out my big torque wrench with the socket, extension, etc. and I can tell it doesn't do it.

Glad to hear the rust is ok.
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Try this link. I bought these lug covers right away. Ours are 17mm.

http://www.radusadirect.com/

Here is my original thread:

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthrea...144&highlight=
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I got a set of wheel lug sockets from one of my tool vendors (yes I am a mechanic/tech) They have a plastic shield around the socket so the don't scratch the wheels.
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I got a set of wheel lug sockets from one of my tool vendors (yes I am a mechanic/tech) They have a plastic shield around the socket so the don't scratch the wheels.
If you are referring to a Soft Socket, I have one and wore it out long ago.

The 17mm deep socket bottoms out on the shoulder of the nut and cannot touch the wheel.
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the rust is normal...nothing to get worried about. take a steel brush to it to remove what you can before mounting your wheel again.
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the rust on that picture looks like the wheel was lose, next time make sure to use a torque wrench, the tool provided by MB is only for an emergency.
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No I have special sockets from Mac Tools and also ATD tools. No problems yet. They are a thin wall socket that gives more room around the outside of the socket for a protective sleeve. Griots Garage sells something similar as well.
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I forgot to mention, the covers are so large, they hide the wells.
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Anyone with the stock 17-inch wheels also experience scratches to the wheel nut wells? It sucks, but I guess I can't do anything now. Not sure which of my sockets did it, or maybe the mercedes stock wrench did. Anyway...

Also, I was cleaning my hub today, so I took a wheel off, and the lug nuts holes and around that area was all rusty. Is that normal? It's not even wet where I am. No cause for concern? Picture attached.

Finally, remind me of the torque for these cars? 92? Thanks!
Rust normal - some is fretting corrosion - grease/coppaslip and torque wheels
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