BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car



BMW E30
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Running gear
- 12. Body
   12.2. Vinyl finishing
   12.3. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   12.4. Repair of considerable damages of a body
   12.5. Loops and locks
   12.6. Windshield and motionless glasses
   12.7. Forward lattice
   12.8. Cowl
   12.9. Bumpers
   12:10. Internal panel of a door
   12:11. Door
   12:12. Cover luggage carrier / cover of a back compartment
   12:13. Door lock, drum switch of the lock and door handles
   12:14. Door glass
   12:15. Window regulator
   12:16. External mirror
   12:17. Casing of a steering column
   12:18. Seats
   12:19. Check of seat belts
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Useful tips



12.4. Repair of considerable damages of a body

GENERAL INFORMATION

Considerable damages of a body need to be repaired at service stations at which there is an equipment for body repair.

If extensive damages take place, it is necessary to check body geometry. They can also influence characteristics of driving or lead to the fact that other components will quicker wear out.

Because all main components of a body (a cowl, wings, etc.) represent separate elements which can be replaced, best of all to give their replacement, but not repair. Sometimes the required details can be found in shops selling second-hand spare parts that is much cheaper, than purchase of new.