From RonStygar_at_aol.com Tue Aug 8 23:06:38 2000
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2000 02:06:03 EDT
Subject: <all> Wheel dismount and mount tool
BMW cars come with a tool to help aid in installing a wheel. It works when
removing a wheel too. Note the bend in the BMW tool.
When I purchase a new car, one of the first things I do is remove the
wheels to clean them etc. On my Z3 M coupe, I dropped the first wheel onto
the brake disc, not being familar with the weight of a 17 inch wheel and
tire. This put a nice scratch in the wheel. From then on, I've been using
the BMW tool to dismount and mount my wheels.
Steve D' Gerolamo: http://www.ultimategarage.com
has a new tool to do the same thing in a better way. Nice idea.
The difference with his tool is that it is made of stainless steel and
screws in place.
This deals with the heavier wheels and doesn't fall out when removing a
wheel. It is knurled at the end which lets you easily screw it into place by
hand. If it gets stuck there is a screw slot to remove it.
The following are the instructions that come with the tool. I edited out
the non BMW stuff and added a comment.
Ron_at_unofficialbmw.com, FLI BMW, FLY BMW, Marlborough, CT
Unofficial RS/SS bender/shortener/installer +
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