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So I went to check up on my car again today and Bill at the body shop got me excited after he showed me the progress (all weldings almost done, maybe another day) and the pictures he took for me. I will post them all at once later. So I headed on over to the sales/service area next door and had a chat with the service manager about replacing the dried out valve cover gasket. He said something that is not bugging me and I am not sure what to do, so figured ask you guys about it.
He said that seeing the extent of the damages he was shocked that the car wasn't totalled, and suggested that I would sell it and get a different one. He lated added that even though the body shop does a pretty damn good job at reparing such damages, the car would not be what it used to be. Okay...so the question is what are your thoughts on it. Would rear damage like this creep up to me on the track? Wchi would be very very bad.
its not front damage, so it shouldnt effect steering or anything, but just try it, if its bad, sell it, and if you cant notice anything(you probably wont) then your good! and you have to replace your valve cover gasket at 26K? somethings wrong man
Originally Posted by c1apton
I keep forgetting that - I have a great memory but it doesn't last long
no the valve cover gasket replacement is because the car was sitting idle for a long time. Which explains the low mileage for a 2001 model (avg is about 50-60k-ish for 01s). But yeah, I will try it out and if I notice peculiarities, I will look into selling it...once I am in Seattle...they dont seem to have a good selection of older m3s around here...and new ones are just way too expensive.
I wouldn't jump to any conclusions until you get it back. Have someone follow you and make sure it's tracking straight. Also listen for rattles and noise from the rear at different speeds, cornering. Prior to picking it up get in WRITING a written warranty from the body shop & your insurance company - that way your Ins co will make an attempt to make sure it's fixed right.