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Slack spacesaver wheel?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Beemer2, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Beemer2

    Beemer2 Senior Member

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    On replacing the jack kit of my E250 W212 into its plastic carrier I noticed that the carrier wheel does not spin down sufficiently to clamp the spacesaver tyre. The wheel cannot jump out but I can lift it 0.5" inch which means that it can clunk when travelling on a bumpy road.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Have you tried turning the wheel upside down
     
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    JonnyCJ Senior Member

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    I must admit - I haven't. However, I haven't been in your car either so it's hardly surprising !
     
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    Beemer2

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    Jack kit fits in the centre of the plastic carrier wheel so it cannot be reversed. I just checked again and there is no way that the carrier can be screwed down low enough to grip the wheel. I'll place something on the wheel to take up the space
     
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    I would think then that the wrong screw for holding it down has been supplied
     
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    JEZ.S320L Senior Member

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    Would your wife, friend or close family member, sit on the wheel in the boot to ensure the wheel doesn't rattle over any bumps until such time as you find a more permanent solution?

    Just a thought.
     
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    Beemer2

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    I've decided the best solution is to flood the wheel well with water and to connect a thirst tube up to the side of my headrest. Sorted!
     

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