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Old 07-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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rattle and squeaks from covertible top when up

Car is almost perfected, with the exception of this annoyance. Not major however I can't source what's rubbling/loose....anyone?
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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what is happening isn't unusual..especially for a 20+ year old car. the body gets flex when cornering, hitting bumps etc. Could be anything...I would start with lubing the moving mech of the roof. Anything that swings to open or close. quite possible the roof may need alignment.. I'd start with that and just open and close the roof a few times to get everything working. then close it and drive to see if it goes away.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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Does it squeak with top up and windows down? If not, then the windows need adjusting. This would be my bet.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:57 PM   #4
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Car is almost perfected, with the exception of this annoyance. Not major however I can't source what's rubbling/loose....anyone?
Anyone? No, no, everyone. Show me a man that has a vert that doesn't rattle and squeek and I'll show you a liar.
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My vert doesn't rattle or squeek?

well, valvetrain rattle, mabye a little.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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TTG and Creeker thanks for the pointers...I'm give it a shot thx!

I realize now I'm not the only one, if I hear of feel something in the car my natural instinct is to fix it lol
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Anyone? No, no, everyone. Show me a man that has a vert that doesn't rattle and squeek and I'll show you a liar.
beuller...anyone see beuller...??? I agree with scott, unless the car had every bushing, component changed in it's entirety along with all the nuts and bolts that might have loosened over the years; then it is going to squeak. Anyone who says theirs doesn't has the stereo turned up to loud...LOL

Keep in mind the seats can also add to this.
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1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
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