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Re: Rattles (loose door?) on new 540i 6sp...Thanks (archive)

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Posted by Lew on January 06, 1999 at 19:42:45:

In Reply to: Re: Rattles (loose door?) on new 540i 6sp. posted by Scotty W on January 06, 1999 at 14:56:40:

: I had the dealer replace the seals as well, it was done under warranty on my 540iA

: Here are the part numbers I ordered in advance of my service. Made a big difference!

: Cheers
: 51-21-8-254-529
: 51-21-8-254-530
: 51-21-8-254-531
: 51-21-8-254-532

: : At the suggestion of another posting here, I asked my dealer to replace the seals on my '97 528i with a new set. The finish is a little rougher than the previous THREE sets, and they are TREMENDOUSLY quieter. The part numbers are the same as they've been, but the change involves a felt-like finish on the mating surface. Talk to your dealer about it -- you'll be much happier. Without the doors rattling, I can clearly hear the squeak coming out of the back seat and the rattle from the shade on the moonroof! :-)
: : : My '99 528iA has some rattles every now and then from the drivers side passnger door. It is only on occasion, but it is annoying. When I go in for my service I'll have the dealer check it out.

: : : Tommy
: : : BMW CCA

Thanks to ya'll for the posts. That rattle is the one....from the driver's door. Otherwise the car is superb so far. BMW has something special in the latest generation drivetrains. BTW, my car also makes soft, low level creaking" sounds from the moonroof fabric. It's not enough to bother, though.

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