Bent wheel bolts

riffo

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Hi, I have a R129 SL500.

I have just had new tyres fitted and discovered that 2 of my wheel bolts are bent.

They are the long wheel nuts with a shoulder in the middle of the bolt.

I ordered what I thought were 2 replacement bolts suitable for the SL500 but when they were delivered I discovered that I had ordered the shorter wheel bolt without the shoulder in the middle.

The dimensions of the bolts are identical from the shoulder downwards and I wanted to know if it will be ok to use these replacements or do I need to find the correct long wheel bolts?

If so - does anyone know where I can buy some as I have searched the web and all I can find is that they are no longer made and difficult to come by.

Any advice would be greatfully recieved.

David.
 

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Had exactly the same problem the longer or extended wheel bolts are no longer supplied by MB they now supply the shorter ones, there is though some body on E-Bay who supplies a stronger version than the original ones, (they could snap if some ham fisted air powered person got at them).
Item number: 110393464066 MERCE SL (R129) 500 (129.067)
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I have not tried them and do not know the seller.
 
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As the post by front step,,they are on Ebay from time to time
 
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Thank you both for your help - new bolts ordered off e-bay - should be job done!

This forum makes owning a mercedes so much more enjoyable...... Thanks again.
 

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Tell us what they are like when you get them!
 
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Hi Frontstep - new bolts arrived day after ordering and they look much better than the standard Mercedes bolts they are replacing - well made and screwed in smoothly. Think I will order another pack of 5 and keep them as spares whilst they are still available.

Thanks again.
 

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Hi Frontstep - new bolts arrived day after ordering and they look much better than the standard Mercedes bolts they are replacing - well made and screwed in smoothly. Think I will order another pack of 5 and keep them as spares whilst they are still available.

Thanks again.

I do not know what the finish is like, but spraying them with silver Hamerite works well,,easily done with a piece of wood with holes in it
 

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