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      10-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #45
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CARBAFLO ! thats the shiznit
Like i said 100 posts ago, the "C" stuff is NLA from bmw , back then it was in a pritt stick format, but they dumped that for the special lube that they use now

I lubed the seals in april, and they are STILL greasy
i havent ever had squeaks
BUT , avoid the silicone based interior sprays,.. they make everything inside squeak
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      10-20-2010, 03:50 PM   #46
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OE number for the Carbaflo 105 in 50gr stick from BMW is 8323 0309627
probably costs a tenner

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      10-20-2010, 05:16 PM   #48
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Can someone explain what this squeaking is (I know what squeaking sounds like), but my beemers never did it and neither have any of my cars since and having read this thread, I'm breaking all the 'rules' as I wipe the door rubbers with the same cloth that has dried the car having snow foamed it and used car shampoo.

Are you lot hearing this squeaking whilst driving or what?
I had this bad in my 530d. It sounded like creaking sails on a ship, very intrusive, especially when going over uneven surfaces (e.g. pulling off the drive).

I had replacement door seals from BMW and tried loads of other remedies, but in the end it vanished completely when I started washing the car myself.
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      10-21-2010, 04:37 AM   #49
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I had this bad in my 530d. It sounded like creaking sails on a ship, very intrusive, especially when going over uneven surfaces (e.g. pulling off the drive).
+1 - this is why I think it is down to the body flexing as it is when the car is being 'twisted' as such - speed humps etc also make it creak.

I am hoping to spend some time this weekend trying to sort it (in between tiling the kitchen ) as it is driving me nuts. Now also got a squeek in the drivers seat belt that creaks as the belt retracts in and out a little as you go over bumps - because it is right behind my ear, that's also annoying me

Bl**dy Squeeky Beemers
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      11-05-2010, 10:14 AM   #50
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I had this problem for a month or so and tried all the posted remedies but the squeaks and creaks kept coming back. Did a bit more forum searching and other research and found that in the States they replaced the Gummi stuff with Carbaflo KSP 105 as it didnít harm the seals (Iím not sure if this is the same stuff that BMW use in the UK now).

The downside is that it is normally quite expensive however Rimmers are getting rid of their stock at a knock down price of £4.99. See: http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-CYK100070

I wound down all the windows cleaned the inside of the window runners and top of the doors (the felt strip) with Isopropyl alcohol swabs and sprayed lightly with Carbaflo cleaning the overspray with a clean dry sponge.

Two weeks now and still silent.

Hope this helps.

Trev


Trev and Mallard I think that you may have resolved my problem. It's been on for 2 weeks now and not a squeak.
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      11-06-2010, 03:56 AM   #51
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Trev and Mallard I think that you may have resolved my problem. It's been on for 2 weeks now and not a squeak.
A result

P.S saw your other post regarding postage from Rimmers it should have only cost you £2.50 P&P it's their default delivery setting which is expensive (and deceiving). Anyway the main thing is that you seem to have cured it... great stuff.

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My E91 has this creaky seals fault. Did a search and found this thread which is very useful. Will order some Carbaflo and give it a go. You guys who have used this stuff - does it keep the noises away permanently?
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Just went to order some from Rimmer Bros but they want £9.95 postage!! I called to check and apparantly they have to send it with a special courier as it is flammable - Anyone know of anywhere cheaper as the spray is only £5.10...
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Just went to order some from Rimmer Bros but they want £9.95 postage!! I called to check and apparantly they have to send it with a special courier as it is flammable - Anyone know of anywhere cheaper as the spray is only £5.10...
'Tis true.........but if you order some other stuff at the same time it all goes in the same box and doesn't increase the P+P. I found some Autoglym polishing cloth and one or two other clearance items on their web site. obviously it needs to be bargains, or stuff you'd buy anyway

This Carbaflo stuff seems to work, I've used it on my door seals and all is quiet.

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      02-14-2011, 06:58 AM   #55
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Good Idea, will have a look and see if there is anything else I need - Cheers.
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I just hit mine up with a bit of the sailor lube and tne creaking went.....

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I've found that mine tends to do it much worse after my local dealer has washed it. They must use shampoo and wax all in one.

A quick spray of the CARBAFLO seems to sort it for a couple of months. The most important thing that I have learnt is that it is not the rubber seal that is making the noise but the sticky up sort of felt bit at the top of the door. Might try Vaseline when my hideously expensive (with posting) CARBAFLO runs out
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Isn't vaseline petroleum based? I'm sure that can cause a long-term problem with rubber seals.

I just bought 2 cans of Carbaflo, so it kind of made the P&P cheaper
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Isn't vaseline petroleum based? I'm sure that can cause a long-term problem with rubber seals.

I just bought 2 cans of Carbaflo, so it kind of made the P&P cheaper
You're absolutely right. I've read somewhere that it knackers rubber.
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Please let this not be a problem with BMWs!! It used to drive me mad on my A3. And funnily enough the recommended fix over on Audi Sport was a BMW product
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You're absolutely right. I've read somewhere that it knackers rubber.
1.5 years in and the rubber is just fine.

JUST FINE



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My E91 has this creaky seals fault. Did a search and found this thread which is very useful. Will order some Carbaflo and give it a go. You guys who have used this stuff - does it keep the noises away permanently?
I finally cured mine by simply giving them a good scrub with soapy water - lemon fairy liquid and hot water!

I used a kichen foam non-abrasive type sponge/scourer - Used plenty of hot soapy water and scrubbed them clean with the sponge side then used the scourer side very lightly - not enough to damage or even mark the rubber in any way.

Result: non squeeking rubbers for about 3months without applying any special treatments. Hopefully a permanent solution!
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Wow, I can't beleive this is STILL a problem for BMW. This has been an issue for over 10 years - the E39 is plagued with it. You'd have thought they'd have properly fixed it by now. I was looking forward to losing this problem when I upgraded!
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      02-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #64
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I finally cured mine by simply giving them a good scrub with soapy water - lemon fairy liquid and hot water!

I used a kichen foam non-abrasive type sponge/scourer - Used plenty of hot soapy water and scrubbed them clean with the sponge side then used the scourer side very lightly - not enough to damage or even mark the rubber in any way.

Result: non squeeking rubbers for about 3months without applying any special treatments. Hopefully a permanent solution!
Sounds promising Did you clean all the door rubbers or just the felt strip at the top? Some seem to indicate it is the felt strip that causes the noises...
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      02-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #65
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I use Gummi Pfledge.

Seems to be a water based lube.

Like KY.

Works on the car
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Still don't know what you're all on about My beemers didn't have squeaky door rubbers.

Anyone got a sound recording lol.
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