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      04-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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E93 M convertible creaking noise!!

I have a 08 e93 m3 convertible and the hardtop when closed makes excessive creaking noise.. Its pretty hard to pinpoint the exact location but much of it comes from the trunk.

I brought it to the dealers at 4 separate occasions, bmw manhattan and bmw rallye, to get rid of the noise but it will only come back after a couple of days driving. Anyone have any ideas to fix this noise for good or can you recommend a reputable body shop in ny that can fix and give a warranty on it?? I'd appreciate any input,Thanx
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      04-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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Convertibles make noise. Unfortunately its the truth. You need to clean all the rubber sealings in the entire top. Then you need to use something that will rejuvenate and protect all those rubber pieces. That will make a big difference. When the rubber puffs back up it will actually work as intended. Those rubber bits get beat up and brittle if they are not taken care of. On hard elevation changes or strong bumps you will get some noise.
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      04-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip, whats the best lubricant to use?
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Convertibles make noise. Unfortunately its the truth. You need to clean all the rubber sealings in the entire top. Then you need to use something that will rejuvenate and protect all those rubber pieces. That will make a big difference. When the rubber puffs back up it will actually work as intended. Those rubber bits get beat up and brittle if they are not taken care of. On hard elevation changes or strong bumps you will get some noise.
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      04-07-2013, 12:42 AM   #5
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Use 1Z Einzett Gumi Pfledge or Dupont Krytox.

It makes the top a ton quieter.

There's a guide with photos here.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=609222
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Use 1Z Einzett Gumi Pfledge or Dupont Krytox.

It makes the top a ton quieter.

There's a guide with photos here.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=609222
Thanks Mike for the link
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