BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
INDustry distribution
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
4corners
Captain
4corners's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
823
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 Jet Black M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yucca Valley, CA - Kelowna, BC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
2007 Ford E350 4x4  [2.75]
Cracked piece under front end

I ran over a big dead dog in the road last week. I took some pics underneath. Kinda gruesome but it cracked a plastic piece. Is this an issue?

Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
catherineanh
Captain
Canada
12
Rep
884
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 435xi M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (1)

how did you run over a dead dog?
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
4corners
Captain
4corners's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
823
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 Jet Black M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yucca Valley, CA - Kelowna, BC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
2007 Ford E350 4x4  [2.75]
It was in the middle of the road and there was no way to avoid it.
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
Mike Benvo
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Mike Benvo's Avatar
United_States
98
Rep
4,813
Posts


 
Drives: Harrop SC M3 / E46 M3 / 7Turbo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [5.00]
1990 BMW 735i Turbo  [5.00]
2004 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike Benvo
Doesn't look like a big deal.. You could replace that piece if it bothers you. If it was my car I probably would, but I'm anal retentive when it comes to the car.

Just make sure that no fluids are leaking in the surrounding areas. Looks to be mainly cosmetic.
__________________

-----| Like us on Facebook | Instagram || Tuning Information | Remote Coding |-----
----Visit us at www.BPMSport.com - Emotion. Driven. | Toll Free: (888) 557-5133----
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
4corners
Captain
4corners's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
823
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 Jet Black M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yucca Valley, CA - Kelowna, BC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
2007 Ford E350 4x4  [2.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Benvo View Post
Doesn't look like a big deal.. You could replace that piece if it bothers you. If it was my car I probably would, but I'm anal retentive when it comes to the car.

Just make sure that no fluids are leaking in the surrounding areas. Looks to be mainly cosmetic.
I'll replace it eventually, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't critical in some way. Fluids? Like what? Oil? Coolant? What runs behind there?

I've been checking for fluids because something got sprayed underneath all the way back to the tail pipes. I can''t see any leaks, I've run the car, checked the oil, checked the oil filler cap, oil filter housing, I think it's from the dog. I'm going to clean it all up and keep an eye on it.

Last edited by 4corners; 12-25-2012 at 03:58 PM.
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #6
PINHEAD
Motorsport Passion!!!
PINHEAD's Avatar
Monaco
14
Rep
978
Posts

 
Drives: E92M3/997.2RS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (8)

cracked mine before, its not a big deal, more of an aerodynamic piece that diffuses the air into the radiator. About $150 for the part and u can swap it out yourself if you know how to remove the front bumper

part number: 51757899820

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...60&hg=51&fg=75
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
4corners
Captain
4corners's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
823
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 Jet Black M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yucca Valley, CA - Kelowna, BC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
2007 Ford E350 4x4  [2.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PINHEAD View Post
cracked mine before, its not a big deal, more of an aerodynamic piece that diffuses the air into the radiator. About $150 for the part and u can swap it out yourself if you know how to remove the front bumper

part number: 51757899820

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...60&hg=51&fg=75
Thanks for the part number, that's the first place I went. Love realoem.
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #8
Vic311
Banned
United_States
17
Rep
1,469
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 e92 M3
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by catlam View Post
how did you run over a dead dog?
+1 a squirel or small animal I can see...but a dog????
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #9
4corners
Captain
4corners's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
823
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 Jet Black M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yucca Valley, CA - Kelowna, BC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
2007 Ford E350 4x4  [2.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vic311 View Post
+1 a squirel or small animal I can see...but a dog????
I was on the 10 freeway near Palm Springs heading east. There it was in my lane at 75 plus mph. The car that just hit it was pulled over. It was fresh. Could have been a coyote I suppose.
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #10
ThunderMoose
Captain
14
Rep
972
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 C2S and 2003 E46 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: League City, TX

iTrader: (0)

I replaced mine a couple of months ago. It's easy, but I had to remove some extra trim because the Bowden cables that hold part of the shield fit into some slots above it. Probably an easier way, but it only took about 20 minutes.
Appreciate 0
      12-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #11
DBH
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
349
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 M3 E92
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SE PA

iTrader: (0)

Clean it up and apply some black duct tape. It'll be fine.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST