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Lwt Big Cheese

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Humvee Wheel Nut
« on: November 22, 2012, 07:44:11 PM »
I'm told that the picture below is as stated above.

A) Is that true?

B) Why the five sides?
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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 07:55:49 PM »
Too slow:
This was done to lessen AMG's legal responsibility when these wheels were repaired. If you to do away with the wheel nuts while the tire is full of air the wheel assemblage could blow up. By controlling who was capable to purchase the socket AMG could insure that only trained technicians could service the wheels. It turned out that many owners were capable to obtain or make their own sockets and purchase regular hex flange nuts from the many Army surplus dealers. The most recent two piece wheels which are standard on the 2000 models now come with hex nuts.

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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 08:04:42 PM »
Underground electrical utility vaults and streetlighting hand holes have the same 5 sided configuration to keep the public from gaining access. I dealt with those for years. Still have some sockets that fit them.
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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 08:10:33 PM »
Underground electrical utility vaults and streetlighting hand holes have the same 5 sided configuration to keep the public from gaining access.

As do the main valve and access caps on fire hydrants.
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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 08:38:46 PM »
Over here where there is a domestic gas meter outside of the property there is a three sided key to fit.
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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 08:40:41 PM »
Awesome replies BTW. Thanks.
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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 11:32:15 PM »
If they were really clever they would have also made it left hand thread.

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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 12:31:25 PM »
My Father always said the lightbulbs at Grand Central Station in NYC threaded backwards to prevent theft. I was never sure if it was an urban myth or not.
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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 11:57:07 PM »
  The engine ECU in a 5.0 litre Range Rover is covered by a metal bracket held on  by a 5 lobe tamper proof Torx style bolt. The question is? Who gives a monkey's you know what. :P :P :P ;D ;D ;D ;D. Aaaagh!

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Re: Humvee Wheel Nut
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 12:54:43 PM »
The Boris-Bikes in London have an odd tyre size. So if you pinch one you can't get a tyre replaced!

I suppose you just steal another whole bike then!
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