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Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by ron » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:05 pm

Anyone know what this is for? It fits perfectly in the tool tray slot.
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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by johnn635 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:38 pm

It looks like #10 in the emergency electric window part

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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by sharkfan » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:21 am

I don't think it's anything to do with the windows.
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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by Pod » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:10 am

Whatever it is, it appears to have had a considerable amount of use :-k

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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by baders » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:10 am

Hose plug.
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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by Pod » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:25 am

baders wrote:Hose plug.
So why the "flat blade" on the other end? That kinda looks like a distributor drive connection :-k

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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by baders » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:17 pm

So you can fit an adjustable spanner to ease removal from hose.
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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by Brucey » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:55 pm

is it a tool for removing the wheel centre caps or something like that?

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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by sharkfan » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:05 am

Having been at Ron's I can say it's very well made but oddly sized.

The hex is just over 19mm so 19mm spanners don't fit but it slides nicely into the long spark plug 21mm box spanner with the round end of the tool being gripped perfectly by the metal spring clips inside the box spanner.

This leaves the hex recessed to about 1mm leaving the whole thing looking like a very odd, bulky flat screwdriver but with the facility to use a bar on the other end of the box spanner for increased purchase.

We just couldn't think of a use where a tool that specifically made could be required.

The tool hole in tray is specific to the odd tool but having scoured t'internet it is different to every other image of an E23 tool tray as they have impressions for a sunroof cranked hex tool and the well knwn hex window tool.
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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by Ralph in Socal » Sat May 06, 2017 8:09 pm

Mercedes had a similar tool for the sunroof drive of early cars where the mechanism is located in the trunk instead of on the roof in front of the sunroof. So emergency sunroof tool is all I can come up with.

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Re: Strange tool in the toolkit of my E23.

Post by sharkfan » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:55 pm

Lets tie these two threads together...

http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.ph ... 46#p212846
2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of 100's left from the 1000's made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)

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