What's that nut for?

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Boosh
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  Z3 roadster 1.9i

What's that nut for?

Post by Boosh » Mon 16 Feb, 2015 18:45

Hi all, could anybody shed some light on the purpose of the 4th (brass) nut on the driver side suspension turret of my 2002 1.9? It is mounted on a plate that's colour-coded, so it's OE. There's gotta to be a reason for it...

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peter2b
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Re: What's that nut for?

Post by peter2b » Mon 16 Feb, 2015 20:29

if its the same as my z3 2.2 its the negative point that you clip jump cables onto ,the positive connection is under a square plastic cover just in front of the brake bulk head
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brilie
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Re: What's that nut for?

Post by brilie » Mon 16 Feb, 2015 22:03

It's normally the nut behind the wheel that's the problem :lol:

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Boysie
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Re: What's that nut for?

Post by Boysie » Mon 16 Feb, 2015 23:01

Only if your the current driver :-)
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johnjo
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Re: What's that nut for?

Post by johnjo » Tue 17 Feb, 2015 07:43

It is an earth point if you need to jump start the car from the front

peter2b
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Re: What's that nut for?

Post by peter2b » Tue 17 Feb, 2015 10:53

2nd thoughts could be that its so cold a monkey has lost some thing
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Robert T
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Re: What's that nut for?

Post by Robert T » Tue 17 Feb, 2015 14:00

Or for jump starting other people's cars. ;-)

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