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      10-24-2019, 01:52 PM   #1
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F83 roof leak - anyone else seen this?

My convertible has developed a little drip after heavy rain or a downpour, the drip comes from the very corner of the headlining right near to the rubber seal and is only an occasional drip.

My guess is its coming from the join between the wind shield and the roof but all seems OK.

Has anyone seen this before and is there a way around it other than total new rubbers? Maybe adjustment?
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      10-24-2019, 02:18 PM   #2
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Yes, I had a leak on my Z4 a few years back. Hydraulics had to be replaced entirely. Was done under warranty at the dealer
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      10-24-2019, 02:23 PM   #3
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same issue with my 2015 F83, the leak is from driver side rear C pillar area. no issue with light rain.
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      10-24-2019, 08:21 PM   #4
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My F83 does not yet have this issue, but I had a 2009 E93 (with the exact same top btw, I think the seals did change though) and it had that exact issue.

The dealer replaced the seal around the front section with new, and no more problem.

The other thning they did is clean the drain in the a pillar w/ a pipecleanery looking thing while I watched. In the rubber seal that runs up the A pillar, there is a little hole in the top. That's a drain hole. It goes down to the bottom of that rubber seal. You might have that clogged up, if it backs up, it will leak there after that drain tube area fills up. They thought this was my problem, then replaced the top seal. BTW replacing the seal on the actual top sucks, it is held on with adhesive, they got it everywhere.
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      10-24-2019, 09:51 PM   #5
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Fortunately I have not seen it, at least not yet.
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      10-25-2019, 05:54 PM   #6
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I have similar issue w/ my 2016 f83. Dropped it off at the dealer last month and they found the issue to be w/ shelf seals, window/module seal & butol chord.

After a car wash, leak still persists. Dropped it off again yesterday, we'll see what they say.
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      10-26-2019, 06:42 PM   #7
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Is there adjustment on the hood? Mines out of warranty so I’m on my own
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      10-26-2019, 06:53 PM   #8
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I have similar issue w/ my 2016 f83. Dropped it off at the dealer last month and they found the issue to be w/ shelf seals, window/module seal & butol chord.

After a car wash, leak still persists. Dropped it off again yesterday, we'll see what they say.
would like more updates on this, keep us posted if possible.
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      10-27-2019, 10:57 PM   #9
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I have similar issue w/ my 2016 f83. Dropped it off at the dealer last month and they found the issue to be w/ shelf seals, window/module seal & butol chord.

After a car wash, leak still persists. Dropped it off again yesterday, we'll see what they say.
would like more updates on this, keep us posted if possible.
No leak here on a 2016 (knock on wood). You guys may have this already but I'll mention it in case. I apply this rubber care to help the rubber stay flexible and have a good seal. Does a good cleanup in the process.

Gummi Pflege Stift Rubber Care Stick
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004B8GTQG
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      11-02-2019, 08:31 AM   #10
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I never had a leak with my 2016.
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      11-07-2019, 06:50 PM   #11
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would like more updates on this, keep us posted if possible.
The car has been with the dealer for 2 weeks now and they still can't seem to find the issue - luckily they can replicate the leak. They replaced all the passenger side seals and are currently waiting for BMW NA to send out a master tech.

SA said hes never seen this kind of issue before
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      11-08-2019, 10:36 AM   #12
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No leak issues on 2018 or 2020. Couple of E93ís that we had required multiple seal replacements.
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