Hi martink,martink said:...I noticed this along with the mis-aligned towing eye hole and the missing Grill Plug ( separate part to the Aero kit)...
Hi Stevestephenfroude said:Hi martink,
I've just had an aero kit fitted but haven't heard of a grill plug .
Does this go in the towing eye and do you have the part number/price?
Hi martinkmartink said:Hi Steve
The black plug fits into the grill and covers the towing eye hole. Below is an email response I got back from Mini regarding this along with p/n.
Dear Mr Martin
Thank you for your email to MINI Customer Information dated January 20,
We can confirm that the plug should be installed with all kits, the Part Ref
No: 188.8.131.52.022. Please contact the MINI dealership who installed the
John Works Kit.
Should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact
a member of the Customer Information Department.
Anyone else know if the standard aero kit front bumper should come with a towing eye plug???stephenfroude said:Hi martink
Thanks for that. Does that mean this part is only for the John Works Kit? Or is it available for the Standard Aero Kit?
I though it looked a bit odd without a plug!
Hi LukeyBabe,You can either adjust the bumper or the bonnet.
It is probably easier to adjust the bonnet though. On each one of the catches which hold it closed there are two bolts holding the catch to the bodywork, one is fixed and the other can be loosened allowing you to alter the height of the catch.
For the bumper there are two bolts inside each front wheel arch holding the bumper on, one allows you to remove the bumper completely but the other one can be loosened allowing you to alter the height of the bumper and therefore the gap in between the bumper and bonnet.
I found this out after having a new bonnet and bumper put on my S after somebody turned into me , when it came back from the dealers the gap wasn't the same on both sides, I took it back 3 times each time getting the same excuse that it was very tricky to line up out of the factory, so I just did it myself and got it spot on after about 5mins of playing around.
Hope this helps