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#1 (permalink) Old 07-02-2004, 11:26 PM
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i wasnt able to post in the FAQs section so i posted here.
im really not too sure of what this is or its purpose....anyone???

the small hole above the exhaust. it is usually covered by a small plastic cover


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tow bolt attactment point.

Also, this question would generally go in e36, not the lounge or faq.

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the faq section is if u have a solution of a problem which is usually posted in test area, then a mod moves it to faq

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tow hook hole.. the hook that goes into it is in your toolbox in the trunk

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tow hook hole.. the hook that goes into it is in your toolbox in the trunk
which if your not the orig owner prolly isn't there. Every tow truck driver will take those thinking he'll keep it for next time he tows a BMW. I've never ever seen a used BMW with the original tow hook in the car.
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If you ever need a tow, insist on a flatbed truck.
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hey
sorry if this is a stupid question, but how does one only use the tow hook on the side of the car, not down the center ?
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I've got my tow hook too. my kit is only missing the water pump plyer/wrench thing.

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sorry if this is a stupid question, but how does one only use the tow hook on the side of the car, not down the center ?
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I have no idea, but the one on the front is the same way, off to one side. Bmw seems to know what its doing with everything else, so I gave up wondering, and just trust that it will work as well as the rest of my car does.
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its off center because it doesn't need to be centered.

wheels roll when force is exerted in one direction. if the wheels were locked, then the car would drag to one side.

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If you ever need a tow, insist on a flatbed truck.
Good tip, this is what the hook is for, flatbed tow trucks so they can winch it up onto the ramp. With a lifting tow truck, they dont need this piece.

Q_BMW, do you mean those little port holes on the side of the car, 2 on each side? Thats for the jack.


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hey bitcore
not sure but i was referring to the hole shown in the pic
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flatbed tow truck? It's called a rollback. Not being rude, but for some weird reason, it insults the driver's to call it anything else. I got to know my local "rollback" drivers well during my Porsche days. Gota love AAA with the free towing. I always found it was a good idea to keep those guys happy when dragging your baby around!

Q, the hole in the back (in the pic) is for a tow hook in your tool kit (trunk lid). Wouldn't tow it with that, like stated earlier, it is just to get it on the rollback.

And yes guys, always DEMAND a roll back. My roomate didn't, and the MORONIC tow truck driver dragged his Mercedes E320 by its rear wheels for 8miles. Guess who had to sue to get a new $8000 tranny?

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hey
wow that must have sucked. so rollback it is. just curious...what if you end up parking in a tow zone (not saying i would intentionally) and got towed.......are the chances of what happened to ur friend high then ? and can we fight that ?
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