the new, uncut hood insulation pad has been in the car two weeks now. Having done a side-by-side comparison with Andrew's car it's very apparent my strut brace is installed too high above the engine. At a glance we could see that the brace is about 1/2 to 3/4 inches above the air intake tubes. Crevier BMW (originally installed and the only PK they've installed) insist that the work has been done correctly. BMW NA is now sending a field service engineer to look at my car in the next few days...Can anyone out there meet me with their car at a dealership so the field engineer can see how the brace should fit in the car verses how it doesn't fit in mine? Ron