From digest.v6.n187 Fri Feb 7 19:24:09 1997
From: Dale Beuning <dale_at_unofficialbmw.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1997 13:31:48 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Guess what dropped off the bottom on my M3 ....
This happened to me last March in my '95 M3. I just bought the part ($70)
and replaced it. I was doing 120 when it blew. I talked to the
dealer about the problem, they said if it looks like you have
hit a lot of curbs with this piece, it would cost you. If it was clean,
from curb scrapes, they would call it a warranty defect and charge BMW.
BMW has redisigned this part to reinforce the mounting points,
but the new one I bought was of the old style and has held up fine.
I've VERY cautious now pulling up to curbs, and don't think I have
scraped this one at all. Another interesting note, they had this
part in stock at the dealer, that ought to give an indication of
how commmon the problem is!
> ... There I was scooting down 280 at XXXmph when all of a
> sudden a crunch came from beneath the car ....
> Once I pulled over I could hear something scraping ...
> yes you'be guessed it, it was the stupid sump pan/molding
> from under the car ...
> I know that others have had problems with this, I presume
> that they have had this part replaced under warranty, any
> - Larry.
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