Here's a picture of some rubber thing with "MINI" on it that I found in a snowbank outside my garage one day. I can't see where on my car a piece is missing. It doesn't seem to have any effect on performance, but I think when I go in for my first service, I'll want to have it reattached, and I'll want to tell them in advance that they'll need to do this. What is it?
Last edited by aaronjones; Feb 15th, 2004 at 12:58 AM.
Its got a big 'L' on it, so you could assume that it is one of a pair (left and right sides). Whats the scale of it, as it is hard to tell with this photo? You might want to have a look around the right side of the car and see if you spot the other one. I could however be totally wrong on this one
It goes over the drivers rear strut. Look at the passenger side and you'll see what I mean. I think it'll just push over the bolt on the bottom of the strut to protect it from gunk. I think if you drive over something that hits this boot, it'll just twist off.
Hope that helps.
Last edited by McD; Feb 16th, 2004 at 05:09 AM.
Reason: correcting typo
I'll concur. It goes on the bottom of the rear shock mount. Mine was hanging with one side brushing the wheel and had worn partially away. I just snapped it back on. My MINI tech said they fall off quite often, and aren't really needed. It's just there to protect the bottom shock mount from road debris.
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