Wheel hub greasing bolt

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Nick Norris
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At some time in the past a ham fisted half wit has rounded off one of the 17mm bolts that need to be removed to pump grease into the front wheel hub assembly.

Until now I have had to use mini Stilsons or  Mole Grips to remove the bolt.

Does anyone out there have a spare bolt or know where I could get one, please?

Many thanks, as ever,

Nick.

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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt
Or perhaps it would be simpler to turn down what does remain of the bolt head and weld a new 17mm head on?
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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt

Hi nick

Price one up they might not be too expensive

I could tig a nut on if you post it to me for a beer. If they are silly money

                      Gaz

               

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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt
Many thanks, Gaz. That is a much appreciated generous gesture. If you can txt me your address to 07765.946036 I will post'em off to you before (or after) my next shift. Progress indeed! All the best, Nick.
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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt

from memory, they have a conical thread. I doubt they cost very much new from MB.

 

 

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Any clue as to part number or where I could get them from, please? New plug-bolts (?) or welded on nuts: either option would do.

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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt

Sure these will be cheap, even including postage, get on the phone to a main dealer, assuming you can remove the old one

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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt

I didn't know there were 2 sizes, apparently there is. Any way, here are the part numbers, just measure the OD of yours to know which is correct.

N915016030000 M30x1.5

A3529970032 M24x1.5

This is part number off later 463s A0009976232

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Many thanks for the info, Stig.

 

Progress indeed.

 

And yes, Jason. You're right. It looks like the piggy-bank can stay intact.

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That's good to hear, these don't look G specific part numbers, if you haven't ordered them already, maybe try a MB commercial dealer?

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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt

Many thanks to so many.

 

GwagonG offered to weld new nuts onto the original bolts.

 

Stig found me part references and dimensions.

 

Jason pointed me where to go.

 

As it happened I was directed to a boatyard this shift (I work for a ferry company) and one of the welders very kindly fixed 'em up like shiny new.

 

Just for information, these plug bolts are routinely used as... plugs... on gearboxes etc. and can be readily obtained via e-bay.

 

However, I was happier using threads that I knew would fit as they had before.

 

Happy motoring!

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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt

don't they take a 14mm hex?

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Re: Wheel hub greasing bolt

Only on 463, it's hex.