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Creaking dash...

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Warrior, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Warrior

    Warrior Dedicated Member

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    Roof down, can't hear it, radio on, can't hear it but tonight with roof up and no music, doing the first outing for a few weeks and small but noticeable ticks and squeals from the dashboard. Nothing major and sounds like the dash flexing, plastic on plastic.

    I'm going to spray a bit of Mr Sheen hear and there unless anybody has a better suggestion?


    PS: Just realised I have some silicon spray????
     
  2. Boysie

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    Warrior

    Mine does that
    Unfortunately being a softop, to much flex
    I think polish would make it worse, silicone might be the answer
    Cold weather makes it a lot worse

    When mine sqeaks i have nightmare's of mice :D

    put the heater on before you go out and see if the noise goes
     
  3. zedonist

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    Sounds like the start of the Front Bulk Head Fire Wall weld popping issue.........
     
  4. Zed Carer

    Zed Carer Zorg Addict

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    Don't think so - not a spot weld in sight:

    [​IMG]
     
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    OMG Zedcarer and I thought that I was going a bit too far :-ss
    Surely not just to find a squeak :-o
     
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    Snoops Zorg Addict

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    No he was looking for 5p that went down the back..

    Snoops ont'apatalk
     
  7. Don't use it on your nuts.
     
  8. SilverZed

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    That was the Saab (Vectra) issue wasn't it?
     
  9. Zed Carer

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    Not to find a squeak although there were no squeaks when I put it all back to together and I never found the 5p :)

    The full story is HERE

    Having done mine I went over to Cheshire to help another member who had bought new leather dashboard pods and we got his done in a day.
     
  10. zedonist

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    There is nothing made from wood in there either, leaves me a little stumped, therefore it only means it must be the infamous spotless spot weld problem that affects all Z3 from March 98 to late winter 2007.........
     
  11. Warrior

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    Can't be my problem then. Mines a Spring 2009 build when they reverted back to the pre-facelift bodyshape... :-h