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Old 09-08-2019, 11:35 AM
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F30 bumper hood gap

Hello everyone,

my car was in an accident a while ago and i had the front bumper, left headlight,left fender and some more things replaced..

the repair job wasn't 100% and that can be seen with the gap between the bumper and the hood,

as you can see in the pictures the bumper is sitting good on one side and the other there is a big gap.

does anyone know the cause of this? i tried adjusting the hood, and tried to loosen the screws and push the bumper upwards but nothing worked

i would really appreciate it if someone can help me get rid of this gap because it's annoying the **** out of me..

thanks.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:41 AM
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One option is to bring in back to the shop to readjust, if not perfect ask for a new bumper(esp. if it is insurance direct shop with lifetime guarantee).
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:47 AM
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One option is to bring in back to the shop to readjust, if not perfect ask for a new bumper(esp. if it is insurance direct shop with lifetime guarantee).
Yeah if it's not a quick fix that i can do at home i will take it back next week after i finish my exams

fully covered by insurance, plus the paint job is trash.. lots of dirt under the paint, even a hair too!!!! and they fkd up the paint job of the rest of the car , they returned it full of swirl marks, the paint was perfect before it went there, plus i'm seeing lots of paint chips everywhere on the bumper and the fender, the other Original fender is still in mint condition, no chips whatsoever.

I won't accept anything less than perfect on a car like this

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Old 09-08-2019, 12:06 PM
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It's a quick fix, that happened to me after hitting an animal and needed the front bumper cover repaired. Should be able to peel the weather strip that seals the hood back to reveal 10mm bolts. Loosen only the ones on that side it should only slide forward or backwards. Tighten it back up, rinse and repeat until you get desired results. Don't forget the weather strip afterwards.

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Old 09-08-2019, 12:32 PM
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It's a quick fix, that happened to me after hitting an animal and needed the front bumper cover repaired. Should be able to peel the weather strip that seals the hood back to reveal 10mm bolts. Loosen only the ones on that side it should only slide forward or backwards. Tighten it back up, rinse and repeat until you get desired results. Don't forget the weather strip afterwards.

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You mean these two bolts? i tried doing the one on the far right and didnt seem to do anything

i was doing a little research now and read somewhere that its dependent on the headlight and that the headlight needs lifting up,
thoughts?
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