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      08-14-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Moonroof rattle

I'm in the market for a E92 M3, possibly going to order it new. I know it's been discussed and re-discussed to death, the issue of moonroof v. CF roof.

My question is whether, after a year or so of use, anyone has had an issue with the moonroof--rattles, leaks, etc.?

I'm trying to decide which route to go. I currently have a moonroof in my car, which I use roughly 10% of the time.... but I like the option of being able to use it if I choose to.

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      08-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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two different questions. I'll answer the latter. while I currently have the carbon fiber roof, I previously had a 335 coupe with a moonroof, and there were no such rattles at all after 2+ years. it was rock solid. the former question is personal preference, and I'm not going down that rabbit hole.
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      08-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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I have a moon roof on an 08' e92. No rattles or leaks and works quite nicely.
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no issues...2008 here, and I open/close it all the time too.
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      08-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #5
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5 yrs in a 335i w/ moonroof ..no rattles, leaks etc
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      08-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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I had an '09 E92 M3 for almost 3 years and now have an '11 E92 M3 going on 16 months - both with sunroofs opened daily year round (Southern living...) - and have experienced no issues whatsoever. Good luck.
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Hey Lawrence,

On my previous bmw I had a sunroof, so when I got my M, I naturally got another thinking I would use it just as much. I can say a year down the road I am already regretting that decision. I would make sure you like the look just as much as the functionality. If you plan on modding your car at all, I would stay stick with CF, as honestly now I don't think the sunroof's aesthetic is as great as the CF.

Totally just a worthless opinion though, so don't mind me

btw, one year in and no moonroof rattle.
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      08-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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my 08 has 37k miles,and i have had the same trouble-free experience with the sunroof that others have.i wanted one when i was looking,and am glad i got it because i use it a lot.no leaks,no rattles,and i notice even small noises.
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Hey Lawrence,

On my previous bmw I had a sunroof, so when I got my M, I naturally got another thinking I would use it just as much. I can say a year down the road I am already regretting that decision. I would make sure you like the look just as much as the functionality. If you plan on modding your car at all, I would stay stick with CF, as honestly now I don't think the sunroof's aesthetic is as great as the CF.

Totally just a worthless opinion though, so don't mind me

btw, one year in and no moonroof rattle.
This is my concern. I use my moonroof now only rarely, but sometimes it's quite nice. I like the added light as well.

I'm not sure which route I'll go, and I've been wrestling with this decision, but I guess it's a nice problem to have.

I've heard stories of leaks and rattles, though, so I just wanted to check if anyone here has had those problems.
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      08-15-2012, 05:41 AM   #10
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I have a moon roof on an 08' e92. No rattles or leaks and works quite nicely.
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      08-15-2012, 06:40 AM   #11
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      08-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #12
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Guess I'm the only one with an issue then

I have had a rattle/squeak almost since day 1. It's only when it's open, so above 30-50km/hr the wind noise drowns it out. So I live with it.

Dealer was unable to do anything about it unless they opened up the headliner. Considering they are pretty incompetent over here, I passed on that offer.
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      08-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #13
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Hey Lawrence,

On my previous bmw I had a sunroof, so when I got my M, I naturally got another thinking I would use it just as much. I can say a year down the road I am already regretting that decision. I would make sure you like the look just as much as the functionality. If you plan on modding your car at all, I would stay stick with CF, as honestly now I don't think the sunroof's aesthetic is as great as the CF.

Totally just a worthless opinion though, so don't mind me

btw, one year in and no moonroof rattle.
This is my concern. I use my moonroof now only rarely, but sometimes it's quite nice. I like the added light as well.

I'm not sure which route I'll go, and I've been wrestling with this decision, but I guess it's a nice problem to have.

I've heard stories of leaks and rattles, though, so I just wanted to check if anyone here has had those problems.
Trust me when I say that if you want a
E92 M3 you must get the carbon roof. I had one with moonroof and highly regretted it.
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      08-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #14
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2011 e92 with moonroof here...no issues with it at all. wish it could have been bigger...
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08 e92. very slight rattle at speed when completely opened. i just close it a tad and no rattle. No leaks.
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