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I reckon as it's on the edge perhaps it is not painted sufficiently. They'll all do it eventually I expect. 

 

Wonder where else it needs doing that we can't see yet.

 

My mate is an MOT tester and he is seeing a few f10s fail on OSF metal brake lines corroded. 

 

Got to love PCP and fleet deals and the impact on longevity eh. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, bmwmike said:

My mate is an MOT tester and he is seeing a few f10s fail on OSF metal brake lines corroded. 

Reminds me of my Dad who always recommended wire brushing the brake pipes before an MOT, although this was 30 yrs ago on a Capri!

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2 minutes ago, Martin H said:

Reminds me of my Dad who always recommended wire brushing the brake pipes before an MOT, although this was 30 yrs ago on a Capri!

 

As long as you coat in grease afterwards to prevent further corrosion ;)

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39 minutes ago, bee said:

 

As long as you coat in grease afterwards to prevent further corrosion ;)

 

Definitely.. good point!!  Not a bad tip for everyone to do esp if you're in doing brake pads etc anyway. 

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Minor update.. Apparently my paint depth on all four doors is 240um and they'd expect under 100um so are asking if it's had paintwork, in which case they wouldn't cover it. The paint is immaculate so I'd be surprised if it has. And if it has, it's a decent job been done so there may be some record. 

 

I'm popping back down tomorrow so the bodywork manager can show me the depth readings on other parts of the car.

 

 

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5 hours ago, bmwmike said:

Minor update.. Apparently my paint depth on all four doors is 240um and they'd expect under 100um so are asking if it's had paintwork, in which case they wouldn't cover it. The paint is immaculate so I'd be surprised if it has. And if it has, it's a decent job been done so there may be some record. 

 

I'm popping back down tomorrow so the bodywork manager can show me the depth readings on other parts of the car.

 

 

Have they been done once before?! BMW should have record if it has.

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6 hours ago, bmwmike said:

Minor update.. Apparently my paint depth on all four doors is 240um and they'd expect under 100um so are asking if it's had paintwork, in which case they wouldn't cover it. The paint is immaculate so I'd be surprised if it has. And if it has, it's a decent job been done so there may be some record. 

 

I'm popping back down tomorrow so the bodywork manager can show me the depth readings on other parts of the car.

 

 

Not the news you wanted. I’m guessing BMW are washing their hands of it now. Good luck trying to trace the bodyshop responsible. Have to admit over the years I’ve had three nearly new ‘ex demo’ BMWs and every one has had bodywork that eventually failed. I’ve a feeling they don’t get any love when they’re new and any repairs are done as cheaply as possible before they hand the cars back

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Interesting as I have the front end of mine wrapped in a 3M Ventureshield anti-stonechip film. It has worked wonders as the car is totally unmarked. I wonder what BMW would make of that if I had the same problem and claimed.

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2 hours ago, Martin H said:

Not the news you wanted. I’m guessing BMW are washing their hands of it now. Good luck trying to trace the bodyshop responsible. Have to admit over the years I’ve had three nearly new ‘ex demo’ BMWs and every one has had bodywork that eventually failed. I’ve a feeling they don’t get any love when they’re new and any repairs are done as cheaply as possible before they hand the cars back

 

Reckon you're right. Mate of mine runs a chipsaway type of business and he gets lots of jobs for cars that are about to go back at the end of a lease. Cheap touch up and send it back.  And why not.

 

I've been over mine with an LED torch this afternoon and I think I can see some evidence of prior work but it's really a very good job.

 

The corrosion itself is very minor at the moment so tbh I'm not overly concerned that BMW won't cover it. In fact i don't think they should if its had work done. 

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3 hours ago, bmwmike said:

 

Reckon you're right. Mate of mine runs a chipsaway type of business and he gets lots of jobs for cars that are about to go back at the end of a lease. Cheap touch up and send it back.  And why not.

 

I've been over mine with an LED torch this afternoon and I think I can see some evidence of prior work but it's really a very good job.

 

The corrosion itself is very minor at the moment so tbh I'm not overly concerned that BMW won't cover it. In fact i don't think they should if its had work done. 

So what? The fact that your car has some repairs means that BMW known fault from factory is not covered? They clearly have an issue and they  know it.  I would be furious. BMW PR team, if you are reading this, please note it is making me think twice to replace my E60 bought 10 years ago. In fact, I am less and less excited about your g30 and your ever declining quality. It seems every new version is worse than the previous one.

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So today the paint depth is mysteriously in spec. New claim being submitted. 

 

Edit to add, learnt the following. Hopefully helps others:

 

Paint depth check is prone to human  error. 150um and below is absolutely factory finish. 300um and above likely to be repainted. Anything between is ambiguous and arguable. I watched my paint depth vary between 115um and 240um in the same spot with the same tester, just by varying the way the tester was held.

 

Anti perf warranty specifically mentions corrosion from inside a box or cavity section of which this door edge falls into. Anti perf warranty makes no mention of requirement for periodic inspection by BMW but the body shop manager asked me for the silhouette diagrams "because BMW warranty are asking for them". I don't have any and as it's not a requirement of the 12yr warranty, I reject any request for it.

 

Body shop manager suggested that in the event of second claim being rejected, BMW UK customer services are more likely to support a goodwill repair than BMW UK warranty services. Go figure!

 

As to my prior point about previous work affecting the claim, I was wrong. Anti perf terms do not require prior bodywork to have been completed by BMW. Obviously if they can attribute corrosion to a prior repair it's an easy out but the onus is on them to prove it, as terms do not prohibit non BMW repairs.

 

 

 

 

 

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