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Spare Tire

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Define the component. Include, if known, the german language word for the component, as well as the English or American equivalent. Show a picture, a diagram.

  • Its technical name & common name(s)
  • part # - start year & end year
  • which area it belongs to - engine, transmission, body, injection etc, link back to the relevant section


Describe, in general terms the function of this component. Meaning what is it there for and what role it plays. Describe how it works, the inside mechanism. Use diagrams to explain.


Describe common maintenance procedures, and common faults that may occur. Describe how these may be diagnosed and resolved. Again, include diagrams, photographs and explanations. Where possible, include measures, tolerances, weights etc.

  • Symptoms when it faults
  • How to test if it is faulty - what tools to use
  • How to fix / change

Link to related components where appropriate.

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Anybody out there ever thought of or executed the idea of using a compact spare tire [so that two sets of golf clubs can fit in the trunk??] for a 113? Flat tires are so rare these days, I'm tempted to travel without any spare BUT if I could find a compact spare on a rim that would fit the 113, I'd give it a shot.

Leave the spare at home and join AAA, MBCA, or some other auto club. That way the road side assistance guys can flat-bed your car home to your spare or to a tire shop for repair or replacement. Of course, if you are in a hurry, nothing beats having a spare and a jack in the trunk. I have wedged (ha ha) two golf bags in my trunk, but it was snug.
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