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What is this? I've had many volvos and for some reason I never wondered. I know there's light washers on the front

What is this? I've had many volvos and for some reason I never wondered. I know there's light washers on the front

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TheFinnishComrade

Very useful in snowy climates like the Nordics where Volvo's originated from.


ffttrrgg

To pull others out of the snow!


Whit-Batmobil

Or if you blow up a CV joint or transmission, in the middle of nowhere. Like I did yesterday. Was out on a test drive and on my way back home after replacing the upper engine mount (due to some odd vibrations, it had also seen better days) and some other work. I did a little pull and the vibrations came back, so I clutched in and they went away so I slowly let up the clutch again and BANG. Managed to tow it home...


starshopping_59

Damn that sucks


Whit-Batmobil

Took a better look at it to day and came to the conclusion that it was the inner CV joint on the right shaft. So a new drive shaft is on the way.. I guess things like that happen when you have over 280 000km, the car is 20 years old and tuned. But it was a long day, yesterday, we got rescued by my mother and her (and my dads) 2001 V70 2.4 which they bought in the summer of 2003, also was the main family car up until recently and has over 370 000Kms on the clock. Than there was the issue of getting it in to our driveway, we live on a bit of a hill and our drive was is short and wide, we tried to push it but it was just too heavy, so hooked it back up to the V70 and towed it up the hill unhooked it and moved the V7p out of the way and rolled it down the hill and in to our driveway.


yungshaggeral

Thanks!


Earth_Normal

You can pop the cover out to reveal a threaded tow hook attachment point. You should have a tow hook with your spare tire/tire change tools.


the_idiot_at_home

This is the correct answer Edit. Op should have one on the front too


yungshaggeral

I appreciate it


Earth_Normal

Your welcome. Don’t pop them out if you can avoid it though. Sometimes they don’t stay in after they are used.


Psychological-Bag-65

That’s your tire fluid reservoir. Make sure to top it off every 100 miles.


yungshaggeral

I just poured a few gallons of diesel in there, I hope that tides me over


Bjornreeks

Laser port, for shooting holes in radiator of tailgating Audi and BMW drivers. There's a secret submenu in MyCar.


Dave_WshYT

Tow hook not a washer


Jude01449

So here’s my Q. Pulling it out of a ditch, yes, but towing an awd any distance like this doesn’t work, or is this why it’s on the back? Will it tow backwards without the tires locking up? Whenever I’ve needed a tow for my landys or Volvo’s, I’ve had to get a truck with a bed. I suppose you’ve still got to pull the sucker onto the bed of the truck…. Just one of the many questions that runs through my head when I see these.


cbg13

It's for getting the car unstuck or loaded onto a flatbed, definitely not for towing any sort of distance.


nirbot0213

it’s not for that kind of “towing”. it’s for pulling a car out of a situation where it’s stuck. if you tow basically any vehicle with that method for a distance you would cause damage. the only vehicles that can do that are certain 4wd vehicles that have a neutral gear in the transfer case. in every other car you would need to remove the driveshaft.


Jude01449

I figured as much, but my overthinking brain always wants more information. Thank you for humouring me. :)


nirbot0213

my brain works the same way lol, that’s why i included the other information.


Randomswedishdude

> the only vehicles that can do that are certain 4wd vehicles that have a neutral gear in the transfer case As well as any car with a manual gearbox.


nirbot0213

personally, i would be too scared of the car going into gear to do that but yes, that would be true.


Audi_S4b5

Tow hook lid. Pop it open and the tow truck guy has a hook where to pull


Guruchill

But don't pop unless you need to because the fecker of a cover will never go back in properly again ;)


Audi_S4b5

In finland many drive with them open after they used it


Carorack

Someone knocked mine out in Walmarts parking lot in the snow and I never found it. I have a replacement but it needs paint


cbg13

ERA paints will get you close enough with a rattle can of color matched paint and a can of clear coat. Did the same on my car and you can't tell it's been painted


Carorack

Nice, thanks for the tip


cbg13

Don't forget to give the part a good sanding and primer as well if it's a front tow hook, otherwise you'll get a bunch of rock chips


Carorack

It's the back one on my s40


cbg13

Nice. In that case you can probably skip the primer but would still recommend sanding. If you have the time, do the primer too


BeatBopJones

SMART. PAINT JOB FOR THAT SMALL SQUARE I FOUND OUT COST AROUND $60. PLUS 30 FOR THE SQUARE ITSELF.


cbg13

Why are you yelling?


a_pope_called_spiro

It's public service broadcasting.


Majestic_Tonight_642

This deserves an award. So here you go!


25lighter

That's where you check you oil


LastingAtlas

Ah *that’s* why I never find any oil on that “dipstick” thing under the hood!


the_mits

It’s for the what-the-heck-is-this-thing.


fangeld

Cover for the tow hook. Try looking underneath


mo_o3

On a slightly related note, the tow hook lid for my XC60 got knocked off. Anyone know where I can get a replacement?


cbg13

Ebay, voluparts, FCP euro, or ViVA Performance would be your best bets


a_pope_called_spiro

Depends where in the world you are.


mo_o3

Texas. My car pine gray too


BCal_R

Try volvowholesaleparts.com They’re also in Texas.


mo_o3

Thanks!


StandOnGuardForMe

This thread makes it clear to me how few people are familiar with the concept of cars towing other cars..


diegocrom

It is a hook that is used when transported by Ro-Ro