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Roadster Squeaks & Rattles

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by JohnGarziglia, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. JohnGarziglia

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    For some reason that I guess I can understand and maybe even appreciate, my wife thought this cartoon in the newspaper this morning was hilarious:
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  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I can relate. ;-)

    And since installing a Visium clear acrylic roof on my Roadster I have even more creaking noises than before!
     
  3. xytor

    xytor Roadster #221

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    So it's not just me? I thought the roof was damaged or falling apart or something!
     
  4. bobinfla

    bobinfla S-Vin 4086 Rdstr-Vin 0019

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    I've found the best solution for eliminating squeaks and rattles is to turn the volume on my stereo past 20.
     
  5. BartJ

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    +1

    so do I :rolleyes:
     
  6. Tesla 940

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    Stereo?

    The stereo is so pathetic I would rather listen to the squeaks and rattles before I would tolerate 20+. Ear plugs with an Ipod is the answer.:biggrin:
     
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    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    #7 ecarfan, Feb 4, 2015
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    Nope. The creaks are most pronounced when the frame of the car has a twisting force applied to it, as when entering/exiting a driveway at an angle. I has retightened the top Allen screws multiple times. Still creaks.

    I don't care. The car is awesome.
     
  8. strider

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    It's a British-built roadster; squeaks, rattles, and leaks are part of the charm.
     
  9. PokerBroker

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    Upgrade headunit, add Focal speakers, and dynamat the doors and underside of the dash... Problem solved, for about 50% of the rattles lol
     
  10. Chillout

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    I took the center console out once, as well as the left dashboard area airco outlet, and after putting everything back together, squeeks have reduced significantly!
     
  11. bobinfla

    bobinfla S-Vin 4086 Rdstr-Vin 0019

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    Oh no, not THAT stereo. :scared: Very shortly after my car arrived it made a trip to our car audio place to replace the entire sound system.
     
  12. dhrivnak

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    With winter hear I put the hard top back on and it had very annoying squeaks. The squeaks were coming from the front so I tried adding adhesive felt under the front part of the headliner. While I am not sure this is what I have it is similar. Amazon.com: 24 Crafts Counter Tops Displays Furniture 1001 Uses! Below are two shots, before and after the felt. And NO squeaks. Just don't tighten up the Allen screws too tight, just snug.

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  13. wiztecy

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    Great idea and happy it fixed the sqreaks!

    This winter a creak has developed towards the middle of my dash when its cold. If I push lightly on the top dash panel, right behind windshield, it goes away. Whenever I get time I may relax the tension on the dash screws to see if it goes away, if not its got to be pulled out, addressed, and put back in.
     
  14. dhrivnak

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    Yes I added the felt to several areas on the bottom of the dash panel as well. It helped but it seems to be a never ending battle.
     
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    No doubt, its like living on a wooden sailboat.
     
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    :tongue:
     
  17. dhrivnak

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    Below is a shot of the foam I added to the hard top on the rear to reduce creaks/squeaks. There may be better options but I am not on my third year with this with no changes.
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