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Has anybody seen an issue like this on an S3 Turbo... the bonnet profile at the front doesn't match the body very well. I don't know if the bonnet is original or not. It touches at the front corners with the body so it's okay at the sides but the middle sticks up...

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Mine is similar. The corners tend to hang down a bit while the centre is kind of bulging up a little (not as much as yours though Paul). I wonder if/how they distort over time since the front steel lip support is rather thick. I’m planning to prop up the edges slightly to get a flatter shape over time without exerting too much pressure on it. Thicker seals in the corners might do the trick. Getting cracking is a concern though so it’ll have to be done carefully and in stages. Alternatively, getting 5 bond girls to sit on it might fix it all in one go 😁

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