BMW 330i Grille
Issues Encountered with a BMW 330i Grille
Your BMW 330i grille houses the vehicle brand logo. On top of that, it is also designed to protect the vehicle's inner parts, like the radiator, engine block, and alternator. Also, it helps your car's cooling system get the necessary air to cool the engine. Most BMW enthusiasts take time in picking and installing a new set of grilles to give their car a distinctive and personalized look. Grilles can increase your car's style factor with the right design. But since grilles are located at the vehicle's front, they get damaged over time. If you notice small dents or holes on your car's radiator, you might need to check your car's radiator. Here are some of the most common grille issues encountered by BMW 330i owners, and the factors behind them:
Depending on your driving habits and the road condition, your car's grille may exhibit hairline cracks, small dents and signs of chipping. This is because the grilles is designed to shield the car's engine bay against flying rocks, twigs, insects, and other road debris. Since this problem is really common amongst vehicle owners, there are a lot of quick fixes that can help you out. Dents, cracks, or any kind of damage to the grille can still be repaired with acrylic solvent or solvent cement. These bonding agents can help fill in cracks as well as bond broken pieces together. Grilles that are beyond repair must be replaced with a new one.
Usually, when we start feeling vibrations from our car's front-end, we assume that it might be a suspension or engine problem. But what if the annoying vibration or rattling sound is caused by your car's grille? It seems surprising, but if your car's grille suffers physical damage or if it comes loose, it will start to rattle or vibrate. What you can do is open your car's hood and inspect the grille for any sign of damage. Loose fasteners or retaining bolts must be secured properly to resolve rattling issues. Cracks can be repaired by plastic repair kits, but if the damage is too severe, just buy a new grille and remove the damaged one.