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Old 09-19-2008, 05:14 AM
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where did my hood liner go?

no hood liner??????????????

normal?

New 335i coupe. Should I worry about it
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:00 AM
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There are a few posts about this on the e90 forums. From doing a quick read on those forums it sounds like they got rid of them to lower their costs...
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:11 AM
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There are a few posts about this on the e90 forums. From doing a quick read on those forums it sounds like they got rid of them to lower their costs...
that's rude. BMW is seemingly cutting a lot of corners in the USA - such as the first-aid kit/triangle and many other items. Those of us that appreciate that the BMW isn't a single step above a Ford notice these things - and the constant cost cutting is a little tiresome.... when a decently fitted 335i runs on the plus side of $50,000 - you expect to get something that is well rounded in the package and where you aren't nickeled and dimed to get a all the bells and whistles... at least I do.

I don't see Mercedes-Benz dropping hood liners and spare tires from their $50-55,000 ranges....
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:33 AM
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It appears that chicagofan00 & myself were the last US recipients of the underhood pad:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169368

Does it really matter?
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:59 AM
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:20 AM
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They act as a sort of heat shield and should be there. Many e36 have failed hood pads and you can see the hood paint is only so so.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:30 AM
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that's rude. BMW is seemingly cutting a lot of corners in the USA - such as the first-aid kit/triangle and many other items. Those of us that appreciate that the BMW isn't a single step above a Ford notice these things - and the constant cost cutting is a little tiresome.... when a decently fitted 335i runs on the plus side of $50,000 - you expect to get something that is well rounded in the package and where you aren't nickeled and dimed to get a all the bells and whistles... at least I do.

I don't see Mercedes-Benz dropping hood liners and spare tires from their $50-55,000 ranges....

It's not that they are taking away from you, I think they are actually giving back to you...they figure you can use your hood for multiple things, heat up a sammich for lunch, cook your eggs/bacon...hell for 50 grand you get a car and a shiny painted oven




I think that is a terrible idea to do away with the hood liners. Certainly you can find an aftermarket liner to install yourself???? is that possible?? I dunno
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:44 AM
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Well, I am not sure about the safety or practicality aspects of this item missing, but oh boy it was a big dissapointment to see this missing for a $50000.00 car and worst thing in my opinion, it looks CHEAP!!! And it looks cheap because the hood was not redesigned to eliminate the holes and tab where the liner fits (used to), so the look is of something missing, you know what i mean?

Anyway, it there is no negative effects on the hood, I can forget about it, I will be asking the BMW rep to get their story. Maybe there is some type of heat deflector tape that can be installed in such a way that looks cool and be practical at the same time.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:56 AM
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Unfortunately there is no guarantee that it will not do any damage. It is just adding excessive heat to the paint which can cause damage. Turbocharged 6 cylinder makes some heat
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:57 AM
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Maybe they eliminated the padding to improve heat dissipation from the engine bay
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:01 AM
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Maybe they eliminated the padding to improve heat dissipation from the engine bay
That should make opening a hot hood interesting. Then again, BMW doesnt intend for its car owners to open their hoods anymore.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:11 PM
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that's rude. BMW is seemingly cutting a lot of corners in the USA - such as the first-aid kit/triangle and many other items. Those of us that appreciate that the BMW isn't a single step above a Ford notice these things - and the constant cost cutting is a little tiresome.... when a decently fitted 335i runs on the plus side of $50,000 - you expect to get something that is well rounded in the package and where you aren't nickeled and dimed to get a all the bells and whistles... at least I do.

I don't see Mercedes-Benz dropping hood liners and spare tires from their $50-55,000 ranges....
jeeze the things people find to complain about. As I understand it, The BMW first aide kit isn't legal in the US and the triangle isn't required by law as it is in Europe. The hood blanket is probably more relevant to sound than heat.

No better than a Ford? That's just plain foolish.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:34 PM
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My late June '08 build E90 has the shield. Guess you just need to know how to order. That or just go order a Ford if a hood shield is at the top of your priority list.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:01 PM
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That should make opening a hot hood interesting. Then again, BMW doesnt intend for its car owners to open their hoods anymore.
Of course, it is not my intention to try to do any kind of service to my engine, but you know how it is when you get a new car and you are showing it to your friends, you must open that hood so all your buddies take a look at it and start pointing and commenting, which is cool, and then I can hear two of my friends "dude! it looks like something is missing" then what do you say? You try a good comeback, but you know they will keep bugging you. I know everybody here has at least one of those "friends", the one guy who is always trying to do better than you, right? You know who that is.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:23 PM
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.... when a decently fitted 335i runs on the plus side of $50,000 - you expect to get something that is well rounded in the package....
You do get something "well rounded".... the badges on the front and back
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:31 PM
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I heard BMW is now saving even more money by using all the leftover hood liners for carpeting.

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Old 09-20-2008, 05:38 AM
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Hood liners were eliminated to save weight and improve gas mileage. In the 2010 models passenger seats will be optional. More updates coming.
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that's rude. BMW is seemingly cutting a lot of corners in the USA - such as the first-aid kit/triangle and many other items. ....
If you really want these, do ED............ you get them for "Free" get to carry them home and throw them in your trunk and never see them again...........no charge.

Anyone that think BMW is cheap needs to vist the Welt..........

How about a good solid engineering reason for eliminating the "liner" such as more efficient heat disappation...........remmber these engines run awfully hot. Plausible?
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.....How about a good solid engineering reason for eliminating the "liner" such as more efficient heat disappation...........remmber these engines run awfully hot. Plausible?
Fins are coming back if they increase the under hood temp again. I can see the whole BMW design concept going that way. Did anyone notice that new models are becoming more shark like? Fins... I kid you not... fins... First, they remove the liner, then they put on the fins.
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Fins are coming back if they increase the under hood temp again. I can see the whole BMW design concept going that way. Did anyone notice that new models are becoming more shark like? Fins... I kid you not... fins... First, they remove the liner, then they put on the fins.
Is this a submerged BMW???

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Do you have the emergency sunroof crank or just the empty space in the tool kit?

They're probably in the same place.

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Where did my hood liner go????

I understand that the Underwear Gnomes decided to branch out into more lucrative fields...
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:24 PM
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Hey -

I picked up my 328 coupe at the Welt on July 22. I noticed it had no hood liner like my A4 does and yes, it detracts from the overall appeal of the package. But I imagine they are available for a reasonable price. Some critter such as b'rer rat or Squirrel Nutkin made himself a nice little nest right on top of the A4's intake runners by digging out a grapefruit size space in the liner. A new one cost about $140 and the new fasteners were perhaps another $40. BMW must sell them, too.

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