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Best Answer nicklouse , 22 March 2020 - 11:18 PM

 

most likely put on the dash by a PO and never fitted. as said it is HALF of an end of the engine steady bush.


Yeah the bush looks too new, looks like probably the original engine steady bar in the car. And how the bush would have fallen out, let alone made its way into the cabin is perplexing

 

like i said the PO never fitted it.

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#1 dunkyb

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:31 PM

Hi,

Does anyone know what the attached piece is? It fell onto me today from around the steering column!

Little rubber piece, only a few cm tall, with inscription
‘British made - Bernard Jones Eng’

Thanks!


Edited by dunkyb, 22 March 2020 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:37 PM

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 05:57 PM

Bernard Jones Engineering ENGINE STEADY HEAVY DUTY BUSH

http://www.minimine....ush-single.html

 

Though what it was doing near the steering column is beyond me.

 



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:05 PM

Where should it be? Engine steady kinda sounds important :-S

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:31 PM

most likely put on the dash by a PO and never fitted. as said it is HALF of an end of the engine steady bush.



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:39 PM

Today I was trying to replace the engine earth strap (see pic)
Unsuccessfully.. couldn’t get the bolt off. I wonder if this is somehow related ...

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:11 PM

most likely put on the dash by a PO and never fitted. as said it is HALF of an end of the engine steady bush.


Yeah the bush looks too new, looks like probably the original engine steady bar in the car. And how the bush would have fallen out, let alone made its way into the cabin is perplexing

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:18 PM   Best Answer

 

most likely put on the dash by a PO and never fitted. as said it is HALF of an end of the engine steady bush.


Yeah the bush looks too new, looks like probably the original engine steady bar in the car. And how the bush would have fallen out, let alone made its way into the cabin is perplexing

 

like i said the PO never fitted it.



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 06:43 PM

Had another unidentified red lead with a 25A fuse connecting down to the starter motor,
which I tracked to a dodgy looking and not working cigarette lighter.

I’ve removed it, but it was connected to this pin on the starter (solenoid?)
Should anything else be connected to this pin?

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 06:45 PM

Another image

Sorry I can’t figure out why images I upload from my phone to this forum are 90 degrees rotated!

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 09:25 PM

Looks normal, even if the photo is like one of those "everyday items from unusual angles" photo competitions.

 

As the Mini's battery is in the boot, the solenoid screw post that attaches to the other end of the battery cable make a useful place to distribute the +12v from. Hence all those thick brown wires.



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Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:18 AM

Thanks Ethel. The cig lighter wasn’t actually getting a 12V feed from where it was plugged in as it wasn’t working
before I removed it. But could be a faulty unit. They just ran that red cable from the solenoid straight through the bulkhead.

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:51 AM

Just to add that the red cigarette lighter cable was connected to a little spade connector, not part of the main 12V wiring block where all the other thick brown wires connect to!






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