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Old 20-06-2008, 08:09 AM
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FRONT top mounts too? hmmm these don't often "go" like the rears. Why are they checking for other faults when the boot floor fault is what you took it in for?
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Old 21-06-2008, 08:44 PM
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Evening gents,
Well, you can add me to the growing list...

I checked on Friday after reading this thread. My diff bracket looks ok (not cracked) but my boot floor is being pulled down by the diff, spot welds have failed and the floor panel is starting to tear. See link to picture:

http://img385.imageshack.us/my.php?i...otfloorgn6.jpg

I went to BMW Stratstone Milton Keynes and spoke to the 'Bodyshop Advisor' - nice guy and seemed to be on my side, I made it clear that I was aiming for a 'good will' repair by bmw uk. The outcome was that the regional manager would have a look at it on 23rd July and give me a decision, idealy it would be sooner.

So, in short......I need ammo
Wav, mansfa, vaninblack, nemesis please can you forward information from your experiences, it would be much appreciated. Job numbers, dealerships, names of bmw employees you have dealt with. etc.

craig dot gardiner at forceindiaf1 dot com

I'll be sure to update you with any progress.

Many thanks,
Craig
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Old 21-06-2008, 09:56 PM
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I am most definitely no expert but that looks like it has been welded before.
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Old 21-06-2008, 11:07 PM
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Yep, my thoughts also.
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Old 21-06-2008, 11:10 PM
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....on the welding, not the expert part, ha.
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:31 AM
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I am most definitely no expert but that looks like it has been welded before.
I would agree. It certainly looks as though someone has also sprayed paint over the rear seam.
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Old 22-06-2008, 10:41 AM
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exdos is correct, you can also see some welding marks along the side seam too... and they get painted over with red paint.

best of luck!

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Old 23-06-2008, 09:53 PM
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oh dear, that does look messy! Mine has three broken welds, that looks like it's been welded before and sprayed over.

Going to have a word with the service manager tomorrow when I collect the car.

wait out
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Old 24-06-2008, 01:02 PM
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yeah let me know how it goes.

wrt the welding/spraying, I'm hoping it will add to my argument: i.e "look it's been re-welded and still failed - cut the floor out and fit an entire new one please. Now where are the keys to my z4mc courtesy car?"
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Old 24-06-2008, 01:16 PM
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Now where are the keys to my z4mc courtesy car?"
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