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      10-28-2008, 05:11 PM   #23
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Last time I had leakage, my doctor gave me some ointment
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      10-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #24
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Mine does not seem to leak when it rains, then again I don't hold the water hose directly at a roof joins.
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      10-30-2008, 03:49 PM   #25
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Mine doesn't leak at all (knock on sycamore) And I never hand-wash my car -- I always take it to a hand-wash place near my office. Come to think of it, my E46 convertible never leaked for the entire four years I owned it either -- and that was a soft top. You should take it to the dealer and have them adjust the rubber weatherstripping for you.

Quick question -- do you think it's possible your painter incorrectly re-installed the rubber bits after painting your trim black? Or maybe damaged them in some way?
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Mine doesn't leak at all (knock on sycamore) And I never hand-wash my car -- I always take it to a hand-wash place near my office. Come to think of it, my E46 convertible never leaked for the entire four years I owned it either -- and that was a soft top. You should take it to the dealer and have them adjust the rubber weatherstripping for you.

Quick question -- do you think it's possible your painter incorrectly re-installed the rubber bits after painting your trim black? Or maybe damaged them in some way?

You kind of confused me there I never hand-wash my car -- I always take it to a hand-wash place.

And I was thinking that too, but the pieces that are connected to the roof itself were not removed for paint. The piece on the a pillar,however was removed. But I doubt it that this is why its leaking!!
I guess BMW will have to look at it, Im not worried the shop foreman will warranty it for me even though it was removed!
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      10-31-2008, 01:21 PM   #27
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You kind of confused me there I never hand-wash my car -- I always take it to a hand-wash place!
LOL! You're right... posted too fast. I meant to convey that I never "personally" hand-wash my car. I take it to a car wash near my office that specializes in hand-washing cars (no brushes).

Hope you get your leak sorted out.
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      11-03-2008, 05:27 AM   #28
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One quick question, slightly off topic...

Is there a way to operate the roof manually, if something goes wrong (like a dead battery)?
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      11-03-2008, 07:19 AM   #29
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Well you would have a problem then, if you open the roof manually and its in the boot how are you going to get to the battery. And why would want to put the roof down manually anyway.
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      11-03-2008, 08:12 AM   #30
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I thought there was a manual way to raise the roof. I hope I'm not confusing it with the sunroof on a coupe, but if there is, it's in the manual.
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      08-05-2009, 11:09 AM   #31
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Hate to bump a old thread, butt
Did you ever get your leak issue resolved ?
Mine leaks like there is no tomorrow, a lot of the 335 verts do, first I have head of a m3 leaking

This is my leak below, I had to file a law suit with BMW for so many things its not even funny, BMW's customer service has been horrible from the bottom all the way to the top in both the US and Germany

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      08-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #32
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holy shit, thats a lot of water coming in. Mine was nowhere near that much, but it did come from the same place. I found a different gas station where the pressure is lower and it does an even better job then the high pressure place I used to go to. So I havent had a single drop of water in the car for over 6 months, and I ONLY use automated car washes during the winter to get rid of all the salt underneath the car. NEVER in the summer months.
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      08-05-2009, 11:21 AM   #33
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holy shit, thats a lot of water coming in. Mine was nowhere near that much, but it did come from the same place. I found a different gas station where the pressure is lower and it does an even better job then the high pressure place I used to go to. So I havent had a single drop of water in the car for over 6 months, and I ONLY use automated car washes during the winter to get rid of all the salt underneath the car. NEVER in the summer months.
Mine leaks when it rains, puddles of water in seats the next morning after a rain, I get wet when I drive it ( I don't drive it unless I have to ), don't ask what happens if I was it, wait I cant wash it
Dealership packed the top rubber up with gue and tightened the top so much I swear the windows are gonna pop one day
Has the dealership brought one of their engineers in to look at the leak ? I would ask them to do so.
Mine is unrepairable, but since yours doesn't leak with rain or a water hose, get them to check it, its not normal.

Your car is smoking hot btw
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      08-05-2009, 11:30 AM   #34
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Mine leaks when it rains, puddles of water in seats the next morning after a rain, I get wet when I drive it ( I don't drive it unless I have to ), don't ask what happens if I was it, wait I cant wash it
Dealership packed the top rubber up with gue and tightened the top so much I swear the windows are gonna pop one day
Has the dealership brought one of their engineers in to look at the leak ? I would ask them to do so.
Mine is unrepairable, but since yours doesn't leak with rain or a water hose, get them to check it, its not normal.

Your car is smoking hot btw
WOW!

is your car leased or bought?

You def should be taken care of by BMW, that is abnormal leaking.
I mean, even with RAIN. I can wash my car with an Industrial strength pressure washer and not even get a drop of water in.

If that was my car, (which is a lease) i would drive it to BMW, drop the car and keys off there and issue a STOP payment from bank account for the lease payments. Fuck that, thats messed up man!
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      08-05-2009, 11:32 AM   #35
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No leaks at all.
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WOW!

is your car leased or bought?

You def should be taken care of by BMW, that is abnormal leaking.
I mean, even with RAIN. I can wash my car with an Industrial strength pressure washer and not even get a drop of water in.

If that was my car, (which is a lease) i would drive it to BMW, drop the car and keys off there and issue a STOP payment from bank account for the lease payments. Fuck that, thats messed up man!
Hit my blog link and read the posts, I have talked to so many at BMW it's not even funny, they just don't care and tell me to wash it with really really low pressure water WTF, their customer service has dropped so much in the last few years it's not even funny.
Mine was bought, sadly I had to hire a attorney to deal with the POS I have, not sure if I will buy a BMW again after all the issues I have had with them and their customerless service.
I am sure the red bat phone has gone off in both BMW USA's office and the one in DE since I am back on the forums posting again, they love bimmerissues.com and youtube

Glad you found a way to keep dry in yours.

Your car has made white a cool color again
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      08-05-2009, 04:14 PM   #37
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The manual recommends avoiding high pressure car washes because it will leak!

I know, real men don't read the manual
Actually the maintenance manual recommends against using high pressure touchless car wash places not only for the E93, from what I remember.
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      08-06-2009, 04:25 AM   #38
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sorry to hear about that...

hmm...i hand wash my car but i never put it through high pressure washing. I didn't notice any leaking from handwashes but i will make sure to keep an eye on it.

what if ur rubber is wearing off ?
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      08-06-2009, 06:40 AM   #39
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Actually the maintenance manual recommends against using high pressure touchless car wash places not only for the E93, from what I remember.
I agree, it does say not to use High Pressure wash. Mine does not leak during had wash at that location but it does leak for the top of the rear windows, even when I make sure the windows are ALL the way up.
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One quick question, slightly off topic...

Is there a way to operate the roof manually, if something goes wrong (like a dead battery)?
Yes, for emergencies only. See Manual!
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      08-06-2009, 04:44 PM   #41
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this thread scare m3. I want the vert, but I guess not anymore. lol
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Yeah but the "High pressure" wash didn't cause the leaking problem. xTreme's car leaks constantly when wet. It's very hard to drive a car that shouldn't be such a big POS! X and I had such high hopes for his 335i and I loved it when he let me drive, never got to abuse it But it's a great car, expect the leaking roof destroys 110% of the value of the vehicle all the way around!!!
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      08-06-2009, 07:18 PM   #43
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The rubber moulding that sits on the roof piece just above the door can be "budged" a bit toward the front of the car which will make a more positive seal between the rubber pieces when the door closes.
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The have replaced all the rubber seals a few times already, and have even packed it full of gue to try and contain the leak.
If your going to buy a convertible, drive it through a car was and see if you get a bath with the windows up be for you buy.
Buyer beware with BMW's poor customer service
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