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      08-28-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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Does your M-SPort has this part loose?



It's the black piece right next to the center, lower grill.
It is a duct, and there is two of them, one on the right and one on the left side.

My passenger side one, wiggles more and feels "more loose" than the driver side one.

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Its supposed to be secured using Betalink adhesive. That's the reason why I didn't do the M Performance splitter, when I took a look at it in the showroom it was loose and had a discernible gap.
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Its supposed to be secured using Betalink adhesive. That's the reason why I didn't do the M Performance splitter, when I took a look at it in the showroom it was loose and had a discernible gap.
What does the M Performance splitter have to do with anything? I barely touched the duct when installing the splitter.

Good to know, that in the showroom it was loose! Thank you.
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What does the M Performance splitter have to do with anything?
I'm sorry I thought you were referring to this part (the description you wrote sounded like it):

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Oh, yes that has a gap, and I used betalink and rivets, following the instructions.
To be honest, the gap is very small and you won't be able to see it unless you look at it from a few inches away.

I meant to ask about the black duct which sits to the right of the red circle you marked.
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ive noticed that, they are just kind of sitting in place and move around a lot.
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Checked mine last night and they don't move at all...
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Checked mine last night and they don't move at all...
Ditto. Checked last night.
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So we have 2 members which ducts don't move, but for me and Cfichman, they are loose. I asked the dealership, and the SA said: those are free moving, not supposed to be attached to anything. I think he was just saying that, but I will double check again with another "new" M-Sport I may find at the dealer.
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So we have 2 members which ducts don't move, but for me and Cfichman, they are loose. I asked the dealership, and the SA said: those are free moving, not supposed to be attached to anything. I think he was just saying that, but I will double check again with another "new" M-Sport I may find at the dealer.
Mine is loose, it also has a mild gap touching the middle intake !!! Bloody bad quality control.
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Mine is loose, it also has a mild gap touching the middle intake !!! Bloody bad quality control.
do you mind taking a quick clip? or a few pics to see how much it moves?

It seems to be that it's a "loose" part, but I've never seen a loose duct on any other car.
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They are not firmly attached to the bumper cover so they WILL move around. The bumper end free floating. The other end of the duct is screwed to the chassis.

And it's a brake duct by the way...
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