Corroded Tips

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Corroded Tips

Post by Deadeye » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:22 am

Is this really acceptable after 6 months and 6000 miles?

My E90 335i had better tips after 72k miles!

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Re: Corroded Tips

Post by JonD » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:40 am

Pretty common and has been an issue for some time. I’m note sure the black tips suffer quite as badly. You should be able to get them replaced under warranty I imagine, but likely just to reoccurr.

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Re: Corroded Tips

Post by Japper69 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:59 pm

Deadeye wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:22 am
Is this really acceptable after 6 months and 6000 miles?

My E90 335i had better tips after 72k miles!

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Hmm, mine are spotless however I don’t use the M2 during winter with salt on roads. To be fair the black tips on my M140i aren’t too bad either.
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Re: Corroded Tips

Post by YaoNg » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:58 am

From what I understand, fairly normal with salt and heat. It's worth coating them with something if you can or just regularly washing them during the winter. A PITA.
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Re: Corroded Tips

Post by msej449 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:32 pm

There are many threads on tip corrosion (especially on the 2 Series) and options for remedy. Fairly common unfortunately. No surprise when you look at tips which have been sandblasted then powder coated inside and out

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and then realise how thin and minimal the finish is on the factory tips. Almost as if they wanted people to switch to CF ones. The treatment to mine cost £50 but feedback was this was rather over-priced. You can get them replaced under warranty - but this doesn't address the underlying problem even if you have the time to organise it all.
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