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      03-09-2013, 02:17 AM   #1
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Front Bumper Gap

Hi, this is my first time that I notice the gap of my front bumper is that BIG. Is it normal? Or I minimize the gap by release and tighten the 4 upper screws on the bumper trim? Thanks!
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      03-09-2013, 06:11 AM   #2
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      03-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #3
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All the gaps are normal, leave it alone.
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      03-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #4
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      03-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #5
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When this is a Oem. bumper ???
Than for me....it's.... NOT NORMAL !!!
I just measured mine... and gaps of mine ar - 2 mm (7 mm) , so smaller !
So the result for me is...NOT normal !

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      03-09-2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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Personally I've found the body panels on the M3 to horribly misaligned for a car in its price bracket .... I just tend to forget about it the moment I start the car
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Normal - mine is the same way
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      03-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #8
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Seems like you need to open your hood and give it a good slam. Mine does something similar, leaving a gap on either the left or right side.
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Your front bumper is not aligned correctly, it's especially noticeable around the headlight.
Has the front bumper been removed?
It should be fairly easy to correct.
Here is a good pic of how it should look
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Mine is 3/16" left and right of the centre (just below the BMW logo) and 1/4" dead centre just below the logo. On my Benz the gap everywhere is just a shade above 1/8"

This is how it is checked in the factory using a plastic feeler gauge ...

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I had the same reaction as you when I first got mine and saw a similar problem. Definitely not optimal. When I looked under the hood, though, I saw, what appeared to be, hood adjusting points. So, I think it's a fixable thing.
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Your front bumper is not aligned correctly, it's especially noticeable around the headlight.
Has the front bumper been removed?
It should be fairly easy to correct.
Here is a good pic of how it should look
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