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#1 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 07:54 AM
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Hi, Does anyone know what the deal is with hood alignments on the '04 5 series? Almost all the 5 series Iv'e looked at the hoods are off by the corners at the windshield. Thanks
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Hi, Does anyone know what the deal is with hood alignments on the '04 5 series? Almost all the 5 series Iv'e looked at the hoods are off by the corners at the windshield. Thanks
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How do you mean? Nothing I've ever noticed on mine, but I'm just one car. I have notice that the body on the A pilar (is that the correct term?) flares up a bit more than the hood does, giving a bit of an odd appearance. The actual hood alignment seems fine to me.

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Check out this guy's hood! This is a misaligned hood!

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This has to do with the largely aluminum front end of the e60. The body seams are much larger than on BMWs other cars because of the need for expansion and contraction.

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Originally posted by kscarrol+Feb 14 2005, 06:04 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kscarrol @ Feb 14 2005, 06:04 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Mad Max@Feb 14 2005, 08:54 AM
Hi, Does anyone know what the deal is with hood alignments on the '04 5 series? Almost all the 5 series Iv'e looked at the hoods are off by the corners at the windshield. Thanks
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How do you mean? Nothing I've ever noticed on mine, but I'm just one car. I have notice that the body on the A pilar (is that the correct term?) flares up a bit more than the hood does, giving a bit of an odd appearance. The actual hood alignment seems fine to me.

Ken

Check out this guy's hood! This is a misaligned hood!

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/alohalsc/alb...halsc/my_photos
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Hi kscarrol, It's just off a little bit on the drivers side where the tip of the hood meets the tip of the front left quarter panel. My friends at work is a little off to. Thanks
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Max, yes I have that as well. Don't know if it truly a bad alignment or if it was designed that way That tip of the quarter panel seems to flare up more than the hood does, at least on mine and I assume that's what you're talking about. Can only figure it's part of the design because as you point out, they all seem to have it. I've even stopped and looked at other E60s in parking lots to see if they have and they do.

And Dirty_Tool brings up a good point about the gaps being wider.
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