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    yellow dots on certain bolts

    just a little concern but does anybody else have like yellow marks on certain bolts ?

    so far ive found some on
    slam pannel bolts ,inside strutbrace bolts, engine mount bolts, abs pipes , and fusebox bolts is this normal ?

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    id guess it would be some sort of production thing..... theres no other reason its likely to be - that i can think of
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    pics here




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    I think its to do with some sort of checklist to say that it has been done/checked and tightened before release, or something along those lines.

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    Yup, nowt to worry about mate. They are factory marked to ensure everything is tightened properly. Had a mate recently who asked the very same question about some white dots he found everywhere on his Ford Galaxy!




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    Ha Ha you thought your car had been produced at a breakers yard didnt you? dont worry they all have them.
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    The dots cross over the head and surrounding area. Its so that if they move you can easily see as the dots won't line up. There is a name for it but can't remember. Its probably used in the factory quality control process. I think TVRs, and lotus use it inbetween services; part of the TVR service is to tighten the bolts holding the car together in case they've shaken loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bignick View Post
    Ha Ha you thought your car had been produced at a breakers yard didnt you? dont worry they all have them.
    yep panicked a bit thought it might have been a reshel or something came out all clear on hpi but still had a niggle

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    Believe it or not, its not actually to signify that the bolts have been tampered with, in most cases its what we call a poke-yoke (preventing potential failure) or just a mere visual indicator to show that the bolt has been fitted and torqued down, normally for the next operator to visually inspect it quicker!

    Your right its a build in the production process, and a lot of manufacturers use it now as visual indicators!
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