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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-30-2004, 07:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The plastic piece that goes around the base of my antenna is broken off. I'm afraid some water has been getting in the hole. I ordered the part to fix it but should I worry about some water sitting some where that could begin rusting out the rear fender. Sorry since the rust problems I had with my old 528i I start getting nervous.
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I'm pretty sure if you mess with it enough.. you can get to that area.. and make sure its drained... I think it already has a drain. I might be wrong.. but you should be able to get to it if you try hard enough... can you remove the entire assembly or not?

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I'm sure I'll be able to. I haven't tried. I just ordered the part.
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I've had that same problem. So far there is no evidence of any real bad water entry, I guess a little must get in...
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