Mercedes S-class W202

1993-2000 of release

Repair and car operation

Mercedes W202
+ 1.2. The general data
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Greasing system
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Heating, ventilation
+ 7. Ignition system
+ 8. Fuel system
+ 9. Transmission
- 10. A running gear
   + 10.1.2. Shock-absorbers
   + 10.1.3. Forward springs
   10.1.4. The stabilizer of cross-section stability
   + 10.2. The back bridge
   10.3. What for the shock-absorber is necessary
   10.4. Types of shock-absorbers
   10.5. Additional protection of spherical hinges of steering draughts
   10.6. "Artful" bolts and nuts
+ 11. A steering
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. A body
+ 14. An electric equipment
+ 14.2. Electroschemes

10.6. "Artful" bolts and nuts

Becoming the automobile owner, each of us tries to protect in all ways known to it the child from encroachments. If "internal" is anyhow protected from undesirable influence from outside possible offenders everything that is outside, is subject not only to winds, but also "careful" hands of "professionals".

If you have decided to buy a set from four bolts ("секреток") and a key-adapter, we advise to you not to hurry up. Having walked only on one automobile market, we have counted 12 versions of such sets. The prices for them fluctuate depending on a material of which they are made, and originality of a design.

There are the obvious consumer goods, a representing bolt-clown with the same key. The bolt with the big height of an eccentric head has no protection against twisting by an alligator wrench. This variant can interest owners of those cars on whom there are cast disks with a deep seat under "секретку". The price of such protection – from 3 to 5 c.u.

Bolts with scrolled by a protective ring and all with the same clown stand to $10. But the ring publishes unpleasant sounds at driving, making impression that to the car have adhered a cord with cans. Many get rid of this noise, having tightened up under the bolt basis a simple elastic band from hair curlers.

Having reached the price in 15 c.u., confidential bolts start to remind any more "disgusting ducklings" which заморились to rust on a counter open-air, and white swans, is proud lifting a steel head over a heap of everyones шайбочек, гаечек, small screws, прокладочек, lying there and then. As a rule, these "секретки" differ the high workmanship, corresponding heat treatment and sheeting presence.

Too it is a lot of design variants. All of them, as a rule, with the protective ring fixed on a bolt through a rubber sealant, relieving of extraneous noise. Have any more one, and two keys (one spare). Forms of "secrets" are various enough. Beginning from the most simple, but already improved clowns, to intricate шлицевых connections: these as it seems to us, the most reliable and convenient at installation.

Those concern last class, which cost – from 15 to 25 у.е. These copies as though have descended from cloths of avant-gardists. Here to you and "трехлистники", and nuts of the wrong form, both the truncated cone, and bolts with apertures on a turn-key basis, reminding a sign "At the wheel – the deaf person". All of them are made with a protective ring. Is very convenient and practical, but come across and the raising doubts in the suitability to work.

Buying "секретки" from us in a city, you, as a rule, are not insured that the same key is not present and at the malefactor. The matter is that manufacturers will change hardly the sizes of bolts and keys to them, providing individuality of each complete set. Hence, if to put "секретки", got in other city. Or to order specially in the familiar turner. In this case the probability of that your wheel will get to the neighbour in parking, already less, but...

And still sense to establish секретки is – from among potential applicants for your wheels technically unsophisticated boys are excluded, for "unapproved" removal of wheels the extra time in summary careless манипулияций the alarm system established by the car can have time to work competent malefactors is required. If, of course, malefactors are not competent enough, that it to "neutralise".

Let's not press in technical details, tempting thus "irresponsible". We will tell only that, if owners легкосплавных disks with the deepenings hiding heads of bolts, can "sleep easily" in the presence of one "секретки" on a wheel, steel disks it makes sense крепить three-four "artful" bolts (or nuts), it is desirable different that is expensive enough and хлопотно. However, the healthy dream is more expensive.