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Old 09-02-2007, 04:48 PM
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Thanks for the post with pics....

you wouldn't even know there was a center engine component closing panel....cause the whole thing just disintegrates as you suggested!

And the windshield frame cover (alias cowling flashing ) is actually the bottom seal or cover that the Windshield Moulding Trim Seal for Front Windshield (the subject of another DIY) attaches to. I noticed this piece was chipping away there at the bottom of the wondshield just like it was at the top!

Good catch on your part.

I haven't really experienced any problems as a result of this deterioration / disintegration (that I am aware of) but still want it to be fixed. BMW really screwed up their materials selection for this stuff.

This topic should be a sticky because this will happen to every e39 I bet.

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