E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Technical Forum > Lubricating Window Seals



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-01-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
no_ball
No Fear
United Kingdom
7
Rep
278
Posts

 
Drives: BMW E90 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Solihull

iTrader: (0)

Lubricating Window Seals

Is there any guidance to keep window seals lubricated, stop them ageing or hardening (oh missus)...
If this is daft, then apologies. Just been washing the e90 impreza terminator and noticed the seals...
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
Billyray911
Colonel
Billyray911's Avatar
United Kingdom
31
Rep
2,729
Posts

 
Drives: 335d
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mind your own business...no,really.

iTrader: (6)

Sorry to hijack,but id be interested in sunroof seals too as mine stick for a few seconds when I open it-hopefully same solution-silicone or such like...
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
NiVeDh
Major General
NiVeDh's Avatar
United_States
158
Rep
8,014
Posts

 
Drives: '08 E90 335i, '99 E36 M3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Houston, TX & Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (132)

Garage List
Use Gummi Pflege (made by einszett now).
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
Billyray911
Colonel
Billyray911's Avatar
United Kingdom
31
Rep
2,729
Posts

 
Drives: 335d
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mind your own business...no,really.

iTrader: (6)

Just looked it up-that will do nicely!
eBay selling it for £7.95 £2.00 p and p which is cheaper than direct from manufacturer.
Know anywhere cheaper???
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
no_ball
No Fear
United Kingdom
7
Rep
278
Posts

 
Drives: BMW E90 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Solihull

iTrader: (0)

looks the bees knees, thanks a lot, order going in now.
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 12:47 PM   #6
335iLondon
Captain
335iLondon's Avatar
11
Rep
906
Posts

 
Drives: 07' 335i Msport
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: London

iTrader: (0)

may be an old wives thing, but vinegar can soften up wiper blades etc
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 02:01 PM   #7
raj55
Second Lieutenant
Sweden
6
Rep
277
Posts

 
Drives: E91 2009, 320i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SWEDEN

iTrader: (0)

What is wrong with vaseline, petroleum jelly?
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 02:38 PM   #8
m1bjr
LSD - No, you're not seeing things
m1bjr's Avatar
United Kingdom
37
Rep
3,313
Posts

 
Drives: RS250 CUP
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Somerset UK

iTrader: (4)

Send a message via MSN to m1bjr
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by raj55 View Post
What is wrong with vaseline, petroleum jelly?
Oil based so might harm the rubber.

Gummi Pfledge is a water based lube.
You could use KY Jelly instead
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #9
no_ball
No Fear
United Kingdom
7
Rep
278
Posts

 
Drives: BMW E90 330d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Solihull

iTrader: (0)

up the b*m, no harm done....Bring it on KY jelly

In all seriousness, got some of that german stuff of flea bay yesterday. Will try it and give feedback. Seals are so shit on these beemers, cheap and nasty.
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 05:56 PM   #10
Billyray911
Colonel
Billyray911's Avatar
United Kingdom
31
Rep
2,729
Posts

 
Drives: 335d
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mind your own business...no,really.

iTrader: (6)

Will wait for your update!
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 03:54 PM   #11
m1bjr
LSD - No, you're not seeing things
m1bjr's Avatar
United Kingdom
37
Rep
3,313
Posts

 
Drives: RS250 CUP
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Somerset UK

iTrader: (4)

Send a message via MSN to m1bjr
Quote:
Originally Posted by no_ball View Post
up the b*m, no harm done....Bring it on KY jelly

In all seriousness, got some of that german stuff of flea bay yesterday. Will try it and give feedback. Seals are so shit on these beemers, cheap and nasty.
Eh?

Compared with... ?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-04-2011, 02:45 AM   #12
sim303
Private
sim303's Avatar
United Kingdom
0
Rep
64
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 335i coupe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Surrey, UK

iTrader: (0)

On my old E36 I used a silicone spray to good effect. To avoid making a mess (ooh er etc) I sprayed a cloth and rubbed it in. Was about to do the same on my E92 (doesn't really need it but I thought best keep it supple) but then by chance I read the 'Looking after your car' booklet that came with the car and it says don't do anything. Odd.

sim
Appreciate 0
      06-04-2011, 02:46 AM   #13
marshyrob
Private First Class
marshyrob's Avatar
United Kingdom
2
Rep
118
Posts

 
Drives: Monaco Blue 330d E92
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SE England

iTrader: (1)

bought some off ebay the other day for 7. My seals where leaking a little air so i tried it. One thing it has done is leave a smudge mark around the top edge of the door glass now. Not sure if it was me but i left the stuff to dry for about 10 mins.

Not really sure if its made any difference drove it down the M3 last night and i still heard some wind noise, had it in to the stealers about it and they said they could find no issue and its normal for a bit of wind noise to leak in the cab at speeds around 70mph because of the way the car is built. Just my little input.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST