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Old 10-21-2010, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Blubaron79 View Post
+1 even advises against high pressure washes for coupes.

The pressure pushes the seals aside. Something that will never occur in real world driving.
Not at all. My ex-E93 would leak like a sieve in a rain storm. Run the car up past 35 mph in a rain storm and the water flowed like little streams off the A-pillars and where the top attached to the windshield frame. After the 4th failed repair attempt, I filled the gas tank and dropped the car off at the dealer and said to have at it (as in run the car through rainstorms to test whether the latest repair attempt was successful). About 2 weeks later, the SA called me to come pick up the car. They had had enough. The gas tank was down to maybe 2 gallons left and they had put something like 400 miles on the odometer chasing storms. A week later BMW NA was faxing me the repurchase agreement.
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