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02:03 May 19, 2002
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English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / automotive (wheel alignment)
English term or phrase: spade sleeve adaptor
Context is wheel alignment equipment (automotive). One of the standard accessories the alignment computer comes with is

(4) Universal Self-Centering Wheel Adaptors with Spade Sleeve Adaptors

??? I am at a loss, and can't seem to find anything on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


xxxKristina M
Local time: 11:23

Summary of answers provided
2 +2Klingenbuchsenadapter
Hans-Henning Judek



34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +2

I am at a loss myself. This term I have never heard of before and does not give any hits on the Internet or reference in my documentations and dictionaries.

Looks like a "self-made" term to me, which means you are free to name it in German, as long as it describes its shape and function correctly. Maybe you can find some additional hints or picture in your text later on.

In my proposal I presumed that there is a sleeve with fins (spades) that fit into some internal serration inside the wheel hub. Another possibility would be that the drive axle of the balancing machine has some kind of serration, to which the adapter fits with its fins.

Sorry, but this is the best I can do here


Note added at 2002-05-19 02:46:32 (GMT)

Just recognized that it is not related to balancing of wheels, but alignment. The following bilingual website should give you good hints for the rest of your translation:


    none, except several 100,000 pages automotive translations
Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 00:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 397
Grading comment
"Bajonettadapter/Bajonettmuffe" may be a better choice

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agree  Geneviève von Levetzow: Ja, bei den "selbstgebastelten" Ausdrücken in der Ausgangsprache müssen Sie versuchen, selber in der Zielsprache etwas passendes zu "basteln".
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agree  Сергей Лузан: "Basteln" lautet besonders ueberzeugend fuer Deutsch wegen Neologismusdenkensweise.
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Comment: "Bajonettadapter/Bajonettmuffe" may be a better choice

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