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Old 09-22-2009, 12:18 PM
blueshark00 blueshark00 is offline
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Greetings and salutations,

I recently purchased a 00 M Roadster with 31k miles on the clock and I have a couple of noob questions.

1.) 1-2 shifts seem mighty stiff and when I shift real sporty like it bangs a bit, is that normal? My dealer says I have a cracked guibo joint so I thought that might be the culprit on the thump but not the stiff shifter.

2.) I hear a rattle coming from the middle of the rear cabin only when the top is up I thought it was the factory mesh wind deflector thing but it's not. The rattle is essentially constant unless I were to be driving on something smoother than glass.

3.) My dealer spoke of a fuel injector service and a brake fluid flush and I'm wondering if this is a money maker for them or I really needed it. He also let me know that my valve cover gasket is bad and he would be happy to fix it for 895.00 plus tax.

4.) When the top is down and the suspension flexes I get some rather loud squeeks is there a service procedure for this or do I need some new bushings.

5.) My seats slide foward and back like an inch or 2 when I stop and accelerate. I have read the post on fixing the bushings but I'm worried that it's something more than that.

I know this is alot for 1 post but I paid a pretty penny for this roadster and really want to enjoy it's full potential so any help is greatly appreciated.
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