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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:00 AM
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Cost to replace door seals

Does anyone know what it costs to replace door seals,, and where to get it done inexpensively? My car squeaks, badly, and silicone spray lasts only a couple weeks.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:05 AM
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Might want to try some Gummi Pfledge stick before replacing seals:
http://www.amazon.com/einszett-91480...s=gummi+pflege

I had some squeaks and I applied some of this stuff yesterday. I did not hear any squeak this morning but probably too early to tell.
Worth a try though if you have not already tried this.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:07 AM
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Have tried it. My seals have cracks and tears.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:57 AM
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Wow cracks and tears in a '07 vehicle.... the "seals" R&D dept needs some work

I have never had to maintain seals in my Audi that I've had for 12+ years and have never heard the car creaking like some old floor boards.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:56 PM
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Wow cracks and tears in a '07 vehicle.... the "seals" R&D dept needs some work

I have never had to maintain seals in my Audi that I've had for 12+ years and have never heard the car creaking like some old floor boards.
Must be some extreme weather where he is, I never had cracks and tears on my old 530 - even after it was 8 years old when I traded it in. I never maintained them either, I know many people who do/did. My squeaking noises were cured with a strut tower brace.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:08 PM
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What kind of strut brace do you have? Did the ride become any stiffer/rougher?
Also, there is got to be quite a bit of body flex to cause this amount of squeaking... not sure if this is inline with other cars.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:13 PM
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What kind of strut brace do you have? Did the ride become any stiffer/rougher?
Also, there is got to be quite a bit of body flex to cause this amount of squeaking... not sure if this is inline with other cars.
On my previous car I had the Ultra Racing STB (you can find it on eBay, it's less than $200 shippped). Unfortunately they don't make one for the V8 cars, so far I can only find one from Dinan for my car - and anyone who spends nearly $1k for an STB needs their head examined.

It didn't make my ride stiffer, but then I was on coilovers. What I did feel (NOTE: "Feel" is subjective), was the front end seemed more planted and there was less roll in the corners.
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