2006 318ci M Sport - bodywork 'issues'

Notices
 

Thread: 2006 318ci M Sport - bodywork 'issues'

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. 2006 318ci M Sport - bodywork 'issues' 
    #1
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    DrDx's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318ci M Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    I have recently bought a 2006 low mileage 318ci M Sport which has a few issues that I hope can be rectified...

    The front bumper sits about 5-10mm too far back in the near side arch; does this mean the car has been in an accident or is it simply misaligned? The off side seems fine!

    The near side M-Sport skirt has definitely been scuffed half way along its length and it seems to have been 'bent' a little in the process and does not seem to fit quite right near the rear wheel.... Are these expensive parts to replace/paint or is it worth trying to source a secondhand one from a breaker? It is Titanium Silver so should be fairly common...

    Finally, is the door trim along the bottom of the glass in the passenger window easy to replace? It looks like someone has tried to prize it out and has bent the end very slightly so it won't quite fit back in place...

    I am really annoyed by these silly issues as the car is a joy to drive...

    Any help is much appreciated!
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Kevin Whittaker's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E30 325iSE, E36 M3 convertible and E91 330i Msport
    Year of Manufacture:
    1988, 1997 & 2008
    Transmission Type:
    Manual, Manual & Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe, Convertible & Touring
    Kevin Whittaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Marford, Wrexham
    Posts
    6,987
    Thanks
    2,910
    Thanked 5,020 Times in 3,812 Posts
    It does sound like the front bumper needs to re aligned for some reason, I would ask a bodyshop to check it over for you for signs of accident damage.
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    baderlfc's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325ti Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2004
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    hatchback
    baderlfc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    cwmbran, south wales
    Posts
    2,312
    Thanks
    469
    Thanked 670 Times in 593 Posts
    Issues like this can occur from very minor car park dings and not all owners are as fussy as some of us so they won't get the problem resolved.

    My front bumper needs re-aligning I just haven't got around to it yet.. Normally with the front end you can tell without even taking the bumper off whether it's been in a major accident with just a visual inspection.
    E46 325ti Sport
    Lowered 50/40 on Weitec springs
    18" staggered BBS RS-GTs

    Pioneer MVH-8200
    Focal Polyglass 5.25" 130VB components
    Alpine MRP-M650 Monoblock with Alpine Type R 10"
     
     

  5.  
    #4
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    baderlfc's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325ti Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2004
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    hatchback
    baderlfc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    cwmbran, south wales
    Posts
    2,312
    Thanks
    469
    Thanked 670 Times in 593 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by DrDx View Post
    Finally, is the door trim along the bottom of the glass in the passenger window easy to replace? It looks like someone has tried to prize it out and has bent the end very slightly so it won't quite fit back in place...
    If this is the rubber weather strip your referring to.. in theory very easy too replace and cost between £10 and £15 from BMW.. in practice though it's very easy to **** it up and bend the new one.. trust me!

    Because the rubber has a thin metal spine it's a case of 1 bend and it's knackered, they are permanently bent!

    Definitely a knack to it, my local indy swapped them over with perfect fitment of the new one in less than a minute!
    E46 325ti Sport
    Lowered 50/40 on Weitec springs
    18" staggered BBS RS-GTs

    Pioneer MVH-8200
    Focal Polyglass 5.25" 130VB components
    Alpine MRP-M650 Monoblock with Alpine Type R 10"
     
     

  6.  
    #5
    CZB
    CZB is offline
    Bimmer Fan
    Car Details
    CZB's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    320i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2008
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    Convertable
    CZB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Sounds like all of the issues can be fixed at a bodyshop, re-painting and straightening can be quite expensive though. Might be worth just surfing the net and seeing people near you who do body work specialization or just taking it to a local indy garage and seeing what they can do, as bmw will likly charge the earth for it (having my door mirror repainted after an argument with a wall was £90 and it only needed spraying along the spine)
     
     

  7.  
    #6
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    DrDx's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318ci M Sport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Wish me luck! My car is in a reputable independent bodyshop at the moment to have some of these issues rectified. All at the expense of the guy that I purchased the car from! The strategy they are using is to remove any botched work and start over.

    I have been offered the chance to have the front bumper flatted back and resprayed at a very low (trade) price because I pointed out a few minor smart 'repairs' to it that had not been done well...

    Hopefully my car will soon be in the condition that one might expect for a mega low miles 2006 car!

    Like I said, wish me luck!
     
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts