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Viewing a 330ci tomorrow, but door seals perished!

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As above I'm going to look at a 2000 330ci tomorrow (if the seller is available) everything sounds good about it apart from both front door are perished.

Which i thought would be an easy fix but from what I've read their not cheap and a pain to fit!

If they are just a bit on the 'dry side' could i bring them back to life with some rubber treatment, such as http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Einszett-Gummi-Pflege-Rubber-Care-Stick-100ml-/251422930485?_trksid=p2054897.l4275 ??

Or does it mean a replacment is needed ?

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Budget around £500 for replacement, worst case. You may be able to glue them if they've split though (plenty of info already on here about that).

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Can you not go second hand from a specialist breakers like Quarry Motors? I doubt they will charge anything near to £500...

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Well I've spoke to the guy about the seals and it's more that they have come unstuck a bit than anything, which (from reading threads/stickys on here) is more than a common thing on the coupes... so looks like I've have to read through the 'door seal' tread and find out what glue works the best!!

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Well I've spoke to the guy about the seals and it's more that they have come unstuck a bit than anything, which (from reading threads/stickys on here) is more than a common thing on the coupes... so looks like I've have to read through the 'door seal' tread and find out what glue works the best!!

I siliconed mine and they've held just fine the last few months!

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Cool I'm sure I've got some silicone kicking around in the shed, Well I'm viewing the car tomorrow evening (Wednesday) about 7pm, wish me luck lol

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I did my passenger side seal with Unibond Extreme almost 3 years ago. The seal was split from the top rear corner all the way down to within a few inches of the mirror! Glued it and taped it in place with electrical tape for 24hrs. 3 yrs later and it's still perfect :)

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Just another quick couple of pics, I'll start a tread about it in the near future..

Me thinks it may have been lowered a bit... That's not the standard ride height.. is it ?

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It has been lowered looking at that, looks like they fitted an M bumper at some point too.

What's your plans for it?

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It has been lowered looking at that, looks like they fitted an M bumper at some point too.

What's your plans for it?

I thought it had, well saves doing it myself lol No mad plans for it, get it serviced for piece of mind, oem look, keep it clean!

Look good with an M Sport rear bumber and some gloss black door trims that!

Yeah it does need M rear bumper to finish the look, maybe in the future once the service and little bits are done ;)

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