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Old 02-12-2009, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got the 5 about two weeks ago. runs great but i have a question already. In the pictures notice there is a bolt sticking up about 1". My question is why is it not snugged down and should it be?





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Strange Design.....

No this bolt is ment to stick up, it is actually a + positive post......it is used to jump start your car.....it is the positve post from the alternater cable....the intake manifold is missing a " + " (cap) that covers the terminal......here is a picture of that cap circled in red:

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The only question I have is how the hell did the cap that is supposed to cover the jump start terminal fall off?
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Don't know how it fell off. was never on the car when i got it. it's just another part i'll have to find at a yard or private owner. thanks for the info.
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