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Post by flybobbie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:01 am

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Pics roughly in the order I progressed to reduce annoying rattles.
The iDrive I sprayed lube to stop the gears rattling.
The boot protector bracket broke, rattled, so fixed with carriage bolts.
Also make sure your seat is not touching the rear bulkhead.
Anything left lose on the seat or floor rattles, like specs. or keys.
Any rattle you hear at the front is probably from the rear.
Every gap around the glove box was sprayed with lube, hinges and stops.
Even the sun visor mirror cover vibrates, so managed to wedge a piece of Velcro behind it.
The plastic trim around the windshield would make a cracking noise like the windshield was being hit by stones.
Lube around it's gaps cured that.
Best thing to do is to pull off what trim you can and spray lube all clips and joints and re-assemble.
As of today my car totally silent...for now!

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Post by DinosaurEyes » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:15 am

Love it! Thanks for the pics too!

For me the only rattles I have are from the passenger-side foldy-door-shelf, and sometimes the sun visors. Sounds like I'm lucky!

As for this one:
flybobbie wrote:Also make sure your seat is not touching the rear bulkhead.
I'm 6'5", easier said than done. :P

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Post by flybobbie » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:50 am

I forgot I added some extra pads to the door flip down panels.

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Post by Deddi » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:47 pm

Flybobbie, what spray do you use for this? Cheers

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Post by flybobbie » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:25 am

I just use some silicone bumper spray.

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Post by ihadablackdog » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:21 pm

Do you have run-flats?

My car does, and when driving on a smooth piece of road it is silent, but as soon as there is any texture in the road surface, the rattles begin. Do non-rft's help?
2011 E89 sDrive20i

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