Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

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Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by Rav » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:15 am

It seems that I have to clean the car after each use these days. I am trying to do it properly with the 2 bucket method, snowfoam etc.

After wiping the door shuts down yesterday, i moved onto the engine bay. I like to wipe down the channels and bonnet area. I found this part in my car drying towel. For the life of me, i have no clue where this part fits.

Any ideas please?
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Re: Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by ade and liz flint » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:09 pm

Looks to me like the rubber guide/stop which clips into the bonnet (one each side, usually) to prevent sideways movement and help to align the bonnet whilst closing, so the bonnet and wings do not come into metal to metal contact. They often get caught and pop off during wiping down under the bonnet.

Bizarrely I've got spares, mainly for E9x I think. Anyone need one let me know: you can have them for postage cost
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Re: Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by Rav » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:21 pm

Thanks - makes sense as it would sit on the bonnet and not the engine bay side?
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Re: Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by ade and liz flint » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:24 pm

Rav wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:21 pm
on the bonnet and not the engine bay side?
Correct: there's usually a small opening in the seam of the bonnet edge they push into.
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Re: Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by Rav » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:48 pm

You Sir are a hive of knowledge. Thank you so much. My mistake was that I was looking into the engine bay and not the raised bonnet.

I checked against the other side and on my car they seem to sit a little way behind the cut out. Should they sit in the cut out itself?
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Re: Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by rc944 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:21 pm

doesnt look right there. will take a look on mine and let you know
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Re: Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by ade and liz flint » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:04 am

Rav wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:48 pm

I checked against the other side and on my car they seem to sit a little way behind the cut out. Should they sit in the cut out itself?
Sorry, Rav, missed this until now. Correct position, but I think it's in the wrong way around. Spin it 180degrees on its axis so the 'barbs' are in the cutout. If you look at the one the other side it should be similar position and orientation
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Re: Spare part found after washing my car....what is it?

Post by Rav » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:25 pm

Brilliant - thanks for coming back to me on this.
So to confirm:

They are in the correct location, but this one needs to be spun around by 180 degrees.
Will do this tomorrow.
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