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Has anyone come across this before?  BoT used a recovery service to move my car from their garage to RRR and this damage was done by winching the car onto the recovery service's flatbed truck.  Doesn't say much for the strength of these towing eyes...

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Yes seen it before....Part of the design, better to damage the tow eye than pull the crash box apart.

It normally happens when the eye is subjected to a shock loading

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Love it ...... "shock-loading" aka jerking the shite out of the car while loading it.  ;)

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1 hour ago, Jack said:

Love it ...... "shock-loading" aka jerking the shite out of the car while loading it.  ;)

Yes that sort of thing 😀

 

1 hour ago, Mattmahope said:

Thanks. Hopefully a new one is already on its way from @Seriouslylotus!

Yes left here 40 minutes ago...

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14 hours ago, Seriouslylotus said:

Yes that sort of thing 😀

 

Yes left here 40 minutes ago...

Now that’s what I call service @Seriouslylotus! Thanks very much.

Hopefully it’s easy to swap out the damaged one for the new?

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It's very easy, you might even be able to do it yourself ;)

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3 hours ago, Mattmahope said:

Now that’s what I call service @Seriouslylotus! Thanks very much.

Hopefully it’s easy to swap out the damaged one for the new?

As George says.......

Very very easy

Regove front grille (4 Screws)

Remove 2 x  8mm bolts (13mm spanner)

Remove/replace tow eye

Refit 8mm bolts x2

Refit front grille

Job done

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8 hours ago, GFWilliams said:

It's very easy, you might even be able to do it yourself ;)

Ok, let’s be sensible here... 🤣

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