Hi All - First post here so please be gentle !
I had a rattle from the engine bay area which was only present at certain RPMs - Last time BMW had the car they helpfully noted it but didn't suggest what it might be. Anyway I was topping up the engine oil (It's just started to burn some, @ 110,000 miles ,which I need to get checked out ....) and I noticed the Acoustic hood seemed a bit loose. When I removed the two securing screws at either side and took it off I found the LHS (looking from front) had been broken and welded back together at some point (We've had it since it was a year old so that is a bit odd in itself!) and the RHS has broken right thru the screw hole.
I called BMW who inform me the brackets come with the hood (£104 plus VAT) so before I start trying to fix it myself has anyone else had this and if so is there a cheaper remedy (apart from throwing the hood away !!) I've searched around the net for ages but have not found anything......I find it hard to believe this has only happened to me but maybe i'm using the wrong terms !!
I robbed a picture of another site which clearly shows the brackets ( thanks to the donor!)
Thanks for reading,