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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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I have had my roadster sd for a couple of months and im getting very annoyed buy rattles in the cabin from the A pillar and sounds like the passenger side roll over bar also I am having to drive with the passenger seatbelt belted as it is contently hitting the side trim. I know its a convertible but I spent too much money on this car for it to have theses annoying habits. I have taken the car back to my local dealer went out on a test drive to see where the problems were, received a call later that day saying all was fine 4 miles later its back again, needless to say its booked back in.
is anyone else having problems with there roadsters im thinking I should have kept my cooper no rattle on that and it was a 2008
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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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And this is why I wait for facelift/upgrades of car models!
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 06:52 AM
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That's just too bad.
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Old Feb 25th, 2013, 06:53 PM
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my 09 cooper s convertible makes so many rattles and noises. Over pot holes it sounds like the windows might smash sometimes. An underseat sub amp behind the passenger seat has taken care of these noises. My old 3.2 audi TT didnt make one rattle or squeak.
I am wondering if I have had crash damage and the interior wasn't put back correctly.
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Old Feb 27th, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Our Cooper S Convertible developed so many rattles we took it back time after time as we were not happy. We too own a TT roadster which is 100% rattle free.

Many a time we were told it was sorted and before we left the dealer's car park we could tell it wasn't and would go back. Give them their due they tried thing after thing (even a complete new roof) until we were happy. We had the option to swap the car if they could fix it to our satisfaction. We did try another butwe thought it creaked and rattled more so we let them persevere.

One of the main areas of creaking was the side windows against the seal. It can be made much quieter with a silicon lubricant beingapplied to the seals. It reduces friction drag and quietens things down. Needs to be reapplied about every 6 months or when creaks come back.

It's a pretty poor show for what is to all intents and purposes a BMW.

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Old Feb 28th, 2013, 02:06 PM
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One of the main areas of creaking was the side windows against the seal. It can be made much quieter with a silicon lubricant beingapplied to the seals.

Another cure is the exact opposite, as the designers probably intended, to get the rubber seal not to squeak against the windows. BMW sell a silicon remover (apparently much used to cure window squeaks on 5 series rear windows) and using that to remove any silicon products from the door and window seals works wonders.

I ruined a previous convertible by using silicon lubricant - once used it becomes a vicious circle, but the silicon remover would probably fix it.
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Old Feb 28th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Hi Angib,
That's interesting. We were told it drags on the glass and as the car flexes, grates and putting silicon on allows it to slide and not grate.
I'm not contradicting what you've experienced but have found the opposite ie if after a few months there's creaking again, a dab of silicon polish seems to do the trick.
How strange?

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Rattles are so annoying, but I don’t think I’ve ever owned a car that’s not gone on to develop a rattle at some point.
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The logic is that without any lubricant on the rubber it 'sticks' to the glass and flexes in order to stay stuck in the same place. Once there's any lubricant been applied, movement occurs and that's what produces the squeaks. The silicon remover seems to be needed as the seals have something on them from when they were made and that needs to be removed to get them to 'stick'.

There is the downside that the last bit of window raising creates a squeak, but I never object to that.

It's an either-or thing - either very slippery or very sticky. Both seem to work.
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My convertible rattles like crazy too. The dealer said that's just the way Mini convertibles are. (funny, they didn't say that when I bought it.) The rattles seem to lessen quite a bit with warmer temperatures. I still love the car but it makes me crazy sometimes.
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Yes, for 20k+ car (and made by BMW) it's a pretty poor show. Not up to the standard of the rest of their range. 3 series are much better made for example and not too disimilar in price when you compare top Minis to entry level 3s.

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just collected my roadster from the mini dealer for the 3rd time all sorted Mr Baker, pull out the garage and rattle still there very disappointing awaiting for a call back from the dealer takes the ****.
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Old Mar 24th, 2013, 10:49 PM
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just collected my roadster from the mini dealer for the 3rd time all sorted Mr Baker, pull out the garage and rattle still there very disappointing awaiting for a call back from the dealer takes the ****.

That's exactly what we told them "If you think it's fixed you're really taking the p*ss"

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My roadster is due to go back in this tue fingers crossed they my do sothing to it this time i have been trying to find the rattle there are some clips on the driver side holding ther chrome trim that goes around the roof there seems to be clips on the driver side but none on the passenger side, maybe this is whats causing the noise loose chrome trim, can anyone have a look at there roadster see if there are clips all around the rear chrome strip
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