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Saturday's mystery part

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 12:58

Who can tell me what this is for?
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Only clue is that it's bigger than it looks ;)

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by tags » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:05

The nut that screws down the battery cover. You should have attaching one.

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:07

tags wrote:The nut that screws down the battery cover. You should have attaching one.

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Nope, it's bigger than that :)
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by Southernboy » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:20

It's called a nut, and is generally used to secure items where a stud or a bolt forms the reciprocal half.... I would have thought you knew what a nut is....... :D
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:27

Southernboy wrote:It's called a nut, and is generally used to secure items where a stud or a bolt forms the reciprocal half.... I would have thought you knew what a nut is....... :D
I didn't ask what it was, I asked what it was for :-P .
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by Southernboy » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:29

.....HENCE MY OFFERING THAT IT IS FOR SECURING THINGS BY BEING FITTED TO A STUD OR BOLT...THAT'S WHAT IT'S FOR....... :roflmao: :roflmao: :cheers
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by Southernboy » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:32

OK....... It looks like the nut which secures the lower end of the rear shock to the trailing arm... and because it's so clean, I might hazard that it isn't located in the engine bay close to any oily substances.... It may be the nut that got away too...?? :lol:
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:33

Southernboy wrote:.....HENCE MY OFFERING THAT IT IS FOR SECURING THINGS BY BEING FITTED TO A STUD OR BOLT...THAT'S WHAT IT'S FOR....... :roflmao: :roflmao: :cheers
He clearly doesn't know :dunce:

One clue, it requires a socket bigger than 16mm
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by Southernboy » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 13:37

It's the nut sat on top the right front strut mount for the earth connection..?
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 16:43

Nope!

Requires a 22mm socket. The thread is M14!
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by Rafolian » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 17:11

Diff flange to propshaft retaining nut?

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by DAVE P » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 17:17

Looks like a collar nut from the rear suspension? part number 33331126136

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by littlefeller » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 17:17

are you all blind or something, you can clearly see its a table of some description, usually used for eating off. :P

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by Rafolian » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 17:26

I usually eat off a plate!!!!!

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by Brian H » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 17:31

Is it one of the two nuts to hold the rear beam on to the car?

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by akirk » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 17:45

no idea - never dealt with nuts before!
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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by corky » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 18:04

Looks like the large nut that holds the steering wheel on :?:

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by siwilson » Sat 04 Oct, 2014 18:26

Brian H wrote:Is it one of the two nuts to hold the rear beam on to the car?
The winner!

Good game, good game!

I removed my butt-strut & body brace and thought it a shame to use the old nuts for the rear beam.. £1.92 each

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by motco » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 14:12

corky wrote:Looks like the large nut that holds the steering wheel on :?:
Single most dangerous part on any car? The nut that holds the steering wheel! :P

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Re: Saturday's mystery part

Post by siwilson » Sun 05 Oct, 2014 15:58

motco wrote:
corky wrote:Looks like the large nut that holds the steering wheel on :?:
Single most dangerous part on any car? The nut that holds the steering wheel! :P
But on a Z3 its a bolt :)
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