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      06-17-2022, 12:01 PM   #1
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Damaged plastic under bonnet

I wonder if anyone can help. I have a late 2014 BMW 520d M Sport (F10), which I bought unseen just over 12 months ago from a car supermarket (yeah I know!). The car has been overall fantastic, however, there is some damage to a plastic piece just behind the bumper under the bonnet. Can anyone tell me what that part is and how it was likely damaged? I suspect it has had a new front bumper fitted as there are hardly any stone chips in the paintwork.

I have attached some photos. Does anyone know what the part is or what the part number is?

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      06-17-2022, 01:09 PM   #2
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Isn't that piece metal? If so, you should just be able to repaint it. You're also missing a couple of fasteners.

www.realoem.com for part numbers...

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Never mind! I see it now...
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Isn't that piece metal? If so, you should just be able to repaint it. You're also missing a couple of fasteners.

www.realoem.com for part numbers...

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Never mind! I see it now...
The piece is definitely plastic and yeah I would need some fasteners.
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Here is my 2014. Looks like that piece goes across the whole front, behind the bumper cover.

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I hate how brittle the plastics get from the heat cycles, one of the biggest things I dislike about bmw. Side note, I forget how much room the engine bay has with the N20 and N55.
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I hate how brittle the plastics get from the heat cycles, one of the biggest things I dislike about bmw. Side note, I forget how much room the engine bay has with the N20 and N55.
It's not just BMW, it's ALL manufacturers. It's all about saving weight.
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It's not just BMW, it's ALL manufacturers. It's all about saving weight.
I've never experience that at all with the Japanese sport cars I've owned. I took my F10 in for a service recently for warranty repair and they broke 2 tabs on the engine cover and a wire harness bracket, of course they don't own up to it, I discovered it weeks later while doing an oil change and my bi-monthly inspection.
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