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lvan
02-17-2004, 03:07 AM
On my interior I noticed that my sunroof leaks. Am I goin to fix the problem by replacing the sunroof?
Is it hard to replace sunroof on E30? I am concerned about those wires to plug them to the motor that slies the roof.
What do You guys suggest? Is it hard to slide the sunroof back into its place?

jimmyd1
02-17-2004, 04:44 AM
Naw yer gasket is probably bad. Also check the sunroof drains to make sure they are not clogged. Get the 1 piece gasket, should take about 2 hrs or so to replace, unless you've done it before, if that is the problem.

bmwm5lover
02-18-2004, 05:00 PM
ill sell u a sunroof gasket for 70$. doesnt leak.. they go for 100+,
+ taxes at the dealer...

Euro_E30
02-18-2004, 05:31 PM
the hardest part of taking the sunroof out is probably taking the interior lining out. i bent mine all to shit.....*thmbsdwn*

lvan
02-18-2004, 05:55 PM
100 at the dealer but you know what you are getting . I guess if it is from dealer then it is new. For now I just have to figure out if it is too hard to do it myself or I am gonna have to take it in body shop.I dont wanna mess around with it if it is complicated becuase I am gonna cause more trouble.
It has some glue around it is done ok but I want it working properly during summer.

punnzzells
02-18-2004, 06:53 PM
don't you need a tool to re align the sunroof properly? one cable of mine has been snapped for a while and I have not replaced it v/c I heard that you need a special tool..

Mike.

beammer12000
02-23-2004, 06:14 PM
ive been working on my sun roof for 3 days now and its a pain in the ass to be put all back in it stress full but if you a high stress limit you will get it done or if get a body shop to do it.

lvan
02-24-2004, 03:19 AM
It is not urgent I just wanna have it during summer. I am so picky guy haha I want every single thing to work on my E30.
So far so good but dunroof. I think whne I get new one I will have to paint it so i will leave them all to do it.

bmwm5lover
02-24-2004, 10:46 PM
correction, the sunroof gasket goes for 120, ill let muine go for half that.. LMK....
Ill even deliver halfway.;)
O, and if ur sunroof is leaking it will start rusting on the inside(if it hasnt), and possibly if the water gets to the motor it will burn it out, or corrode wires that are near it.. :)

bmwm5lover
02-24-2004, 10:48 PM
btw, got any pics of ur car?

lvan
02-25-2004, 04:54 AM
I just talked to Fill today . He said to bring it over there so he will figure out needs to be repaced. There is the rubber around the sunroof and it does not look too bad. Now I guess it is the main gasket that is under the panel.
No pix yet I will bring the car to Fill to see what i need to put sunroof back to work . As soon as I get ring from Insurance I will bring her over I also wanna go to Charlie just to look it over.Terry It's not big deal about that gasket you got for sale. Since your panel was rusty I wonder if gasket is gonna be good for lil bit of time. No point getting it if I have to replace it again and get a newone.

jimmyd1
02-25-2004, 05:03 AM
Try this site //e30.bmwdiy.info/. They should have what you are looking for.

bmwm5lover
02-25-2004, 06:13 PM
nop, my gasket was replaced. the METAL was rusty... Gasket looks like new, ask fil, he has seen it...

lvan
02-25-2004, 06:15 PM
Ii will pm you later about it not I gtg class time.

snd84318i
02-26-2004, 10:25 AM
my roof doesnt leak but when im driving on the hwy it sounds likes its open and kind of bounces and shakes its manual . i tried to turn it to see if it would lock more but its right on the mark . is there away to check if something is lose thanks

lvan
02-26-2004, 07:34 PM
If you read that page you will solve the case. I think your sunroof is more of a surface sticking out. It should pop out one 1 mm. Just take a lookie at the page up there.

Originally posted by snd84318i
my roof doesnt leak but when im driving on the hwy it sounds likes its open and kind of bounces and shakes its manual . i tried to turn it to see if it would lock more but its right on the mark . is there away to check if something is lose thanks