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Old 12-31-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Door refurbish

Hey guys. So my door is old, stiff, and creaky. I'm sure it didn't roll off the lot feeling this way. What are the parts that I can replace to get that smooth factory door feeling again?
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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lube up the hinges and take the door card off and replace all the little trim clips with the foam washer ones

for the door handle creak, you have to disassemble it and use a silicone sealer in the clips on the inside of the handle
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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Which lube should I use on the hinge? Would silicone grease work? I know some lubes can cause paint damage.

I notice a rubber strap in the hinge. Has anyone replaced that?

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Old 12-31-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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get some white lithium grease and spray it on the hinge and move it around, then wipe up the mess... should work well enough
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get some white lithium grease and spray it on the hinge and move it around, then wipe up the mess... should work well enough

Nah! Use Wurth's HHS-K spray lube. It's expensive but it works!
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Nah! Use Wurth's HHS-K spray lube. It's expensive but it works!
Thanks for the suggestion! I'm able to find it for about $20. Is it worth that price when white lithium is about 5

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Make sure you also replace the door brake for that crisp factory new door feel.

Part #5 here:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...01&hg=41&fg=40
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Make sure you also replace the door brake for that crisp factory new door feel.

Part #5 here:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...01&hg=41&fg=40
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