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Old 10-27-2017, 10:59 PM
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Hi guys, while lubing the join and seal and I saw this. Rusted top cover hinge rusted. Has anyone experienced this.

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Old 10-28-2017, 07:04 AM
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Oooh! I would get some spray penetrating lubricant in and around there then maybe some grease or waxoil to stop further rust and possible seize.
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:22 AM
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Yeah thats what I did, but i guess i better replace it. The car has been garage all its life, so beware, this could still happen !

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Old 10-28-2017, 11:23 AM
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I cannot figure out what I am seeing in this picture. Where in the top mechanisim is this located? Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:59 PM
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It is under the middle roof panel strip on both side.

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:33 AM
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Should I apply Kroil before lubricating with Wurth? My E93 is 7 years old, and I haven't maintained the top during the ownership.... The top operates well... But it rattles (always has since day 1). And there is a brief squeaking sound before the top latches.

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Old 11-10-2017, 12:06 PM
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Hi, Nice motor! re Kroil, I would say not necessary as Wurth product claims to have very good penetrative abilities, I am not an expert but planning to do maintenance on my top as you are. Appreciate your experience if/when you do it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:16 PM
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Hi, Nice motor! re Kroil, I would say not necessary as Wurth product claims to have very good penetrative abilities, I am not an expert but planning to do maintenance on my top as you are. Appreciate your experience if/when you do it.


Hey.

Thanks for your input. I've already created a thread to ask about some products - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho....php?t=1145953

I am going to use Krytox for rubber parts and Wurth for metal joints. I will be doing it tomorrow, but I might push it back a bit because it is freezing in Toronto!

I see you're located in UK. Are those lubricants readily available there?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:01 AM
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Went to a motorcycle shop to buy HHS K lubricant. But he only had HHS 2000. He was not familiar with HHS K, so he couldn't explain the difference between the two.

Is it okay to use HHS 2000 on E93 hardtop?
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:14 PM
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It is the same. Wurth phased this out sometime after Kat and I wrote this section. 2000 is just fine and the other is no longer manufactured.
Hope this helps.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:34 PM
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It is the same. Wurth phased this out sometime after Kat and I wrote this section. 2000 is just fine and the other is no longer manufactured.
Hope this helps.


Thank you. And thanks for writing that awesome post on lubricating metal hinges. It really helps a lot
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:55 PM
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