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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by James92Scort, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. 88ESCORTV6

    88ESCORTV6 The Alpha Of The Omega

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    one of the best ways to get them off the car after they have rusted and swollen up.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes. Was probably necessary - after the hex surfaces formed by the sheet metal 'skin' had been distorted enough that the original size lug wrench would no longer fit properly; so the mechanic had to use a smaller wrench size to undo the lug bolt. I used to run into this problem with my mopar vehicles, once they had about 200k miles on them.
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    "I used to run into this problem with my mopar vehicles, once they had about 200k miles on them."

    ...and of course everyone knows that on Chryslers and AMCs the wheel studs on the left side of the vehicle are left hand thread, right?
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    I dont know if or when mopar stopped doing that. I know they were doing it on their cars/trucks all through the 1950's and to at least the early 70's.
    I had a Winnebago, based on a 72 Dodge M400 chassis. It had the five bolt Budd wheels, with a very dim L stamped on the end of the studs on the driver's side of the vehicle, and an L stamped on the edge of those lug nuts too. The lug nuts for the curbside were unmarked. With the dual wheels on the back axle there was the lug nut for the inner wheel, which mounted over the studs on the drums. For the outer wheels there was a lug nut that had a large enough hole to thread on over the lug nuts for the inner wheels. Thus the vehicle had a total of six different lug nuts for the entire vehicle; the three different right hand threaded, for the 'curb' side of the vehicle, and the three left hand threaded for the driver's side of the vehicle.
    It was easy enough to have both of the front hubs (integral with the drums and studs) off the vehicle for doing brake work, and to put the hubs/drums back on the incorrect side of the vehicle. Then the next time someone took the vehicle in for brake work, the unlucky technician might mess up not only the lug nuts on the driver's side - which should have been left hand threaded (and werent), but also the lug nuts on the curbside, which should have been right hand threaded (and werent). It was also possible to swap the rear drums/studs, but I never ran into that.
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    Wow, what an opportunity for confusion!
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    I can't help but wonder how that happened.
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    I think the stove was stuck into the already damaged truck just as a prank.
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    no it was put there to bring to the steel recycle yard to get cash for the metals. I see this every days around here.
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    Supposedly 86,000 miles with no oil change:
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    And lots of short trips in that 80k miles I bet. Is that a BMW 300 series head?
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    This is a neglected Toyota:
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    At lest its not a kid that has anger problems...
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