In Reply to: Tire change, etc.. posted by beewang on July 09, 2000 at 10:03:11:
: DHoang is absolutely right, "Tire tool & Emer. Triangle does not come in the toolkit for US cars".
: Hope you're having fun w/ your 528.
: And don't get me started on tire change, as I was the "king of tire change (i.e. I had to change my tire on the Autobahn, in a pitch dark snow storm, big rigs zooming by me at 95 MPH. That was an experince I will never forget=) )
: : I posted the following request for info several days ago, and received no responses. I can't believe that no-one here has ever changed a tire yet. The car is going in Tuesday for car memory programming and I would like to be able to grill my sales rep intelligently over the missing tool, if it is supposed to be there.
: : Originally posted question:
: : I recently purchased a lightly used 2000 528iA, and in reviewing the owner's manual regarding changing a tire, it says "take the alignment tool from the onboard tool kit and insert it together with the plastic insert into one of the bolt sockets". In the accompanying picture there is an arrow pointing at a long stud sticking out of one of the wheel bolt holes - obviously meant to
: : facilitate mounting the wheel until you can get a bolt or two in.
: : I can't seem to locate this tool. Is it supposed to be there on all cars, or is it excluded for some years/models/wheels? (I have the sport pkg with 17" two piece wheels - my car is an early production 2000 with only a four speed automatic.)
: : If you have this two-part(?) tool, I would much appreciate knowing it exists and, if possible, the BMW part numbers for it (marked on the tool?).
: : Thanks,
: : -=( Lon )=-
Hmmm ... will have to ask my service guy why no tire tool. I used it ALL the time when changing summer-winter wheels on my M3.