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Post by pshav on Sat 2 Apr 2016 - 18:38

With the roof closed I get a nasty rattle which sounds as though it might be coming from the front above the windscreen.

Does anybody have any ideas as tovwhat it might be?

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Post by Barbs on Sat 2 Apr 2016 - 19:14

I used silicon grease into the catches above the windscreen 2 minute repair, worked on mine

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Post by colin565 on Sun 3 Apr 2016 - 0:08

Yep, dido, its a common problem, but easily sorted as Barbs comment.

In fact you can use silicon grease to smear on the seals to prevent leaks when car gets older or gets leaks. 

At the moment I use silicon oil which I use every six months on the seals, to keeps them in good condition.

Halfords do the silicon oil spray (around £4), but spray into can top and use a soaked rag to do the seals, otherwise you get your cabin and seats full of spray. Not good.
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/grease/halfords-silicone-lubricant-400ml

I keep 'RS components' part 494-124 tube of silicon grease (cost a fiver) in case of leaks, always ended up using it on all my previous convertibles, and eventually this one, he he. (smear it on by finger).
http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/greases/0494124/?searchTerm=494124&relevancy-data=636F3D3126696E3D4931384E525353746F636B4E756D6265724D504E266C753D656E266D6D3D6D61746368616C6C26706D3D5E5C647B367D247C5E5C647B377D247C5E5C647B31307D2426706F3D313426736E3D592673743D52535F53544F434B5F4E554D4245522677633D4E4F4E45267573743D343934313234267374613D3034393431323426
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Post by pshav on Sun 3 Apr 2016 - 11:01

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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Post by Barbs on Sun 3 Apr 2016 - 11:26

It works honest. It was because of this. I started using Forums. The garage told me 'It's just what you get with a convertible, we can try and fix it.... ' squirt of silicon and problem sorted. As Colin said ever 6 months I sneak over to the Worksop at work and borrow the spray.

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Post by knebby on Sun 3 Apr 2016 - 21:56

I must be lucky no rattles or leaks from my roof, then again it's always open! Lol!!
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Post by Barbs on Sun 3 Apr 2016 - 22:20

Knebs you still make me smile you live in the wettest part of the UK and always roof off... Go for it. We did today and it was fab.

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Post by knebby on Mon 4 Apr 2016 - 10:00

I was topless yesterday too, just the job for bringing fifteen 2.4m lengths of timber back from B&Q!
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Post by Barbs on Mon 4 Apr 2016 - 10:30

I was topless yesterday too lol

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Post by colin565 on Mon 4 Apr 2016 - 20:29

Barbs wrote:Knebs you still make me smile you live in the wettest part of the UK and always roof off... Go for it. We did today and it was fab.

He likely has clingfilm spread across his open roof  lol!
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Post by colin565 on Mon 4 Apr 2016 - 23:52

Barbs wrote:I was topless yesterday too lol

To much toplessness going on  Razz
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