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Old 05-23-2019, 07:04 AM
drogan drogan is offline
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This is terrific! Thanks so much to Nordic Kat, fun2drive for creating this great reference, and to Wilhelm for making it easy to keep. It's time to pull the 'vert out for this year!
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:50 PM
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plactic flaps/doors that open

New here. I have called the only dealer in my area and he has yet to be able to find this part. It is when the convertable top goes down, there is a flap/door plastic that opens and the closes when the top is down. I need the drivers side flap. Any ideas? thanks
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:21 AM
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Awesome post!! Thanks for putting it together
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:56 PM
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GummiPfleger is the real deal! Must have for all BMW owners

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Old 12-08-2019, 04:10 AM
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Hi Everyone, it's been a while since I posted. But today I would like to let you know how I managed to reduce 95-99% of my roof rattles and squeaks. There are two types of annoying noises as mentioned:

1. Rattles - metallic or plastic banging against each other when driving over bumps or rocky roads.

2. Squeaks - rubber parts rubbing against each other or the window glass.

Here is what I did:

1. Rattles - used Red High temperature Mobile One grease from Autozone. It is very thick and I stuffed it into the two holes with the metal rods on each side of the middle section of the roof. These two rods retract when the roof is opened so you cannot see them. When the roof closes, the rods get inserted into the corresponding receptacles on the rear section of the roof. Now I stuffed red grease into the receptacle holes as well as the rod holes. The reason why there are sometimes rattles from those areas is because there are a couple of hard plastic stabilizing parts that get brittle and break and the rods don't stay in place - so they rattle against the walls around it. The red thick grease acts as a suspension and absorber, eliminating the rattles.

The red grease is so thick it does not drip anywhere and it stay in place, so no worries about drips.

2. Squeaks - used the BMW door lubricant, I think it is called Carbaflo KSP105. It is a very small stick but stupid expensive. I applied to all seals and rubber parts and it stopped the squeaks.

So, there is a way to stop the noise, even in a very very old roof. And don't forget to lubricate all the joints and hinges for trouble free converting.

Note: Gummiplfege rubber conditioner will not eliminate any squeaks. It is used for condition the rubber only.

Happy Driving Everyone.

VT
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by matreyia View Post
Hi Everyone, it's been a while since I posted. But today I would like to let you know how I managed to reduce 95-99% of my roof rattles and squeaks. There are two types of annoying noises as mentioned:

1. Rattles - metallic or plastic banging against each other when driving over bumps or rocky roads.

2. Squeaks - rubber parts rubbing against each other or the window glass.

Here is what I did:

1. Rattles - used Red High temperature Mobile One grease from Autozone. It is very thick and I stuffed it into the two holes with the metal rods on each side of the middle section of the roof. These two rods retract when the roof is opened so you cannot see them. When the roof closes, the rods get inserted into the corresponding receptacles on the rear section of the roof. Now I stuffed red grease into the receptacle holes as well as the rod holes. The reason why there are sometimes rattles from those areas is because there are a couple of hard plastic stabilizing parts that get brittle and break and the rods don't stay in place - so they rattle against the walls around it. The red thick grease acts as a suspension and absorber, eliminating the rattles.

The red grease is so thick it does not drip anywhere and it stay in place, so no worries about drips.

2. Squeaks - used the BMW door lubricant, I think it is called Carbaflo KSP105. It is a very small stick but stupid expensive. I applied to all seals and rubber parts and it stopped the squeaks.

So, there is a way to stop the noise, even in a very very old roof. And don't forget to lubricate all the joints and hinges for trouble free converting.

Note: Gummiplfege rubber conditioner will not eliminate any squeaks. It is used for condition the rubber only.

Happy Driving Everyone.

VT
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