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Old 04-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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What does an OEM hood have on the underside?

Is there supposed to be a soft, squishy material on the underside of an OEM e46 M3 (2004) hood? I got my car back from the dealer and I don't recall this being there before. I can't see its purpose...
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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If you are referring to the felt-like material... then yes.
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yeah it covers almost the entire under side of the hood. helps with some sound insulation/ heat but most importantly if there is a engine fire its surposed to act like a fire blanket
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What does an OEM hood have on the underside?

A lot of them shrink, rip, etc and people take them off instead of replacing them.
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Ahh ok. He must've added it. What a swell guy!
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Ahh ok. He must've added it. What a swell guy!
Check your invoice before you call him a swell guy.
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Check your invoice before you call him a swell guy.
i was just about to say that
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Re: What does an OEM hood have on the underside?

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Ahh ok. He must've added it. What a swell guy!
Yes he is as you will miss it very much if noted it as missing. My hood got slasher and I removed that from the hood and painted my 2002 325i felt very comfortable with the paint job but after a week guess what? "The darn! Pain started to bubbled up" I'm sure its because of the heat that caused it to be that way if the felt like material was there I bet it wouldn't bubble up. Now planning to get another hood maybe one with more definition and a hoodscoop vent.

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i was just about to say that
Is that swell guy in toronto canada? I wonder if I could use the felt material hood insulation felt one from a 1992 318i in the 2002 325i?

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