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Old 18th April 2024, 16:28   #1
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Default Rover Nut Found

Hi
Just wondered if we could solve the mystery of where the nut shown in the photo came from.
I discovered it in the 'trough' of the N/S wing where the edge of the bonnet sits when its closed.
The only work done under the bonnet recently was when the garage changed the oil and air filters.
As ever, if the detectives amongst us can deduce where it came from, I'd be grateful as the garage hasn't a clue.
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Old 18th April 2024, 16:52   #2
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Could be nut from the strut? Top of the front suspension?

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That's nothing. Way back when my father got a Marina estate as a new company car. First time we lifted the mat in the back we found a great selection of nuts, bolts, screws and washers under it.
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Could also be from starter motor.
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Keep the nut from the strut in the vessel with the pestle........or the flagon with the dragon.
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Have you got a nut on the bellows for the cruise ? ... if you have cruise .. !!
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Old 20th April 2024, 18:01   #8
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Thanks to you all for taking the time out to reply.
It may well be a nut from the starter motor.
The nut itself is very clean and looks not to have been under the engine at all (no corrosion or discolouration).
I did have a new starter motor fitted back in October last year.
It is possible they took the nut off the new motor and used the 'old' nut when they fitted the starter onto the car.
Doesn't explain where its been all this time though.
Could it have possibly have ended up on the engine tray and been recovered a few weeks ago when I had some more work done, with it being left in the trough of the N/S wing by the mechanic?
She's been to Bristol twice in the interim, starts on the button and the cruise control was used on the motorway for both trips.
When she next goes in to the garage I will just get them to have a look to reassure me.
Its a bit of a mystery!!!!

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