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Stephanie 07-02-2009 12:25 PM

Weird Issue with my e93
This is really starting to piss me off...

If it been raining or I have recently washed my car, etc. water wells up SOMEWHERE along the passenger side A-pillar such that when I push the gas (in a more spirited manner, lol) a bloody stream of water comes pissing into the car and soaks my seat/door panel or otherwise my passenger... (and puts water spots on my otherwise spotless car)

This happens if the window is open (which it usually is) and both the roof is on or off...

WTF?! :mad::mad::mad:

Gamite 07-02-2009 12:49 PM


T.Dot_E30 07-02-2009 12:58 PM

Most cabrios have this problem when the windows are open, dont they? I've seen quite a few with it.

I wonder what the dealer response would be?

ChrisTO 07-02-2009 05:13 PM

There is a TSB for this...keep windows closed. :)


Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 (Post 1320432)
Most cabrios have this problem when the windows are open, dont they? I've seen quite a few with it.

I wonder what the dealer response would be?

Stephanie 07-03-2009 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by ChrisTO (Post 1320542)
There is a TSB for this...keep windows closed. :)

Thanks for the great advice!!!

I tried it and it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

/sarcasm :moon:

europrince 07-03-2009 11:56 AM

So much for the superiority of the cab vs the coupe or sedan ;) heehee

Robb 07-03-2009 03:44 PM

Unfortunatly this is an annoyance in owning a convertible.
Most convertibles will have leaks over time.
There is never a 100% seal. *sad*
Just drive with a chamois in the glovebox..LoL

dbworld4k 07-03-2009 03:51 PM

Stock up on those fugly microfiber clothes you stole.

damameke 07-03-2009 07:41 PM

Since your car is rather new, I doubt this apply to you, nonetheless
check out this link,its from a Z3 forum, thats my car, 2001 z3, no leak.

Hope this wil give you some idea on what to check

Steve@ASPTuning 07-05-2009 11:59 AM

Hey Stephanie,

May be this is a design flaw by BMW? Since it did happened with the E46's and the subframe... I'm pretty sure someone along the line did not calculate that after a rain storm on a fair day, may still have water along the A-Pillar there and it may come splashing up. BMW probably believed that you'd have your window up after the rain storm.

Never the less.... I don't there's much you can do but to talk to BMW.

P.S. Still looking for those LED upgrades for you!

Stephanie 07-06-2009 10:22 AM

Follow Up:

(Some awesome person on e90post had the same issue and was able to comment...)

There is a piece of weather stripping along the A-Pillar that has a hole through it like a straw.
This acts like a drain to prevent water from welling at the first junction point of the hardtop roof.
He/She used a can of compressed air to clear the tube of any sediment and debris...
I used a thin, flexible metal dowel to push through the crap...
Low and behold, a clump of gooey, muddy disgustingness pushed through the other end...

No more drips!!


Bender 09-30-2009 01:15 PM

You will want to keep your seals clean and moisturized to prevent dry out. Important for all cars, more so for convertables. Usually a silicon base lubricant works well. Check with your dealer to see what they recommend.

spoony_prelude 09-30-2009 04:56 PM

its a vert thing:)


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