Hey follow listeners!
I’m going to try to call in about this next Saturday, but with my luck, I’ll have no luck getting through.
Anyway, I just bought a metallic blue 2002 330ci convertible. This was my dream car in highschool, and as such I was very excited to find one that is mechanically sound, relatively low in the in miles and for a pretty decent price. As I said before, the car needs nothing, but the top creeks and rattles a lot.
I’ve driven around with the windows up, with the windows, with the windows at half mast to attempt to pinpoint where the clattering is coming from and have deduced that it is both my windows and the top itself. The windows seem to be an easy fix, one that I will tackle this weekend. The top on the other hand I’m terrified of.
I was thinking about taking it into a dealer or a shop that deals with convertible tops. They want at least a hundred bucks just to look at the damn thing, which is fine if I could predict how much it would cost me at the end of the day. The forums I’ve been on told me apply silicon lube to various places in the roof specifically places where rubber meets other rubber, but can that really resolve my quandary? Doesn’t anything need to be tightened?
At the end of the day, I’m willing to pay a fair amount to fix this. I love this car, driving it with the top down has been a blast, but fall and winter approaching and I’d rather not be driving in a squeaky, and rattly drop top!
Thanks in advance for you help, and I hope someone here can point me in the right direction.