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Old 11-30-2012, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DJBass View Post
I'm an Engineer....and I sorta felt that already.

So you see my question. I've read horror stories about these roofs. I need to buy a car in the next few weeks.
The horror stories seemed to occur with the pre-LCI cars more than the LCI cars (probably due to the earlier seals that were replaced with the LCI upgrade).

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Is the confidence in them so low that I should just go back to the rag top E46's....
Personally, if the car you are considering is a pre-LCI E93, I would insist on taking the car through a car wash. I am biased (my ex-E93 was repurchased as a lemon due to top water leaks that couldn't be repaired), however.

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Also...any knowledge abou the new Z4 Hardtop / Convertibles...does the problem extend to them as well?
No personal experience, but the seals just look more robust on the new Z4s.

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The Z4 seems to be an order of magnitude less complex in its mechanical actuation than the 335 roofs.
Yup-per. One less roof section = 2 less opportunities for seals to fail.

I am not exactly down on the E93; just a case of being singed once and shy as a result.
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