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Old 11-30-2012, 01:53 PM
DJBass DJBass is offline
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Mein Auto: 330CiC
Originally Posted by anE934fun View Post
Short of driving the car in a driving rainstorm at 70 mph, a high pressure car wash is the only way to test the seal integrity. The LCI E93 cars (4/2010+ build date?) had revised seals fitted to the top, so BMW even acknowledged the problem.
So you see my dilemma. Its almost like a "Box of Chocolates" (you never know what you're gonna get) run it through a High Pressure Car Wash first. And if that is the "Acid Test", then I guess that must be a base level condition of a test drive. To be clear....we love having the top down when the weather is nice...and I'd like to get up to that 335 hp plateau without necessarily buying an older M3. So the 335 seems the logical choice. And the hardtop convertible sure is sexy from the onset....but it would be a REAL BUMMER to buy a leaker.

BTW...the Maintenance Manager at my local BMW dealer said that "most" hardtop roof sticking was a result of run down batteries. Is the darned roof that heavy??
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