Roof Rattle Fix - Page 3 - Mercedes-Benz Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 01:58 PM
BenzWorld Member
 
diclehana's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2006
Vehicle: Slk 200
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Posts: 250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nlagos
where can i get a good lubricant that will work? my bloody dealer wants 70 usd to lube my roof so it seems that i will have to do it myself
yes please I am also searching for the same thing!
diclehana is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 03:53 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: SLK 350 (R171)
Location: Leeds, UK
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is a link to the MB technical manuals ... Bill's Den: Documents

And the specific one for lubricating the seals is ....
http://www.billsden.org/fileadmin/me..._77_30_30b.pdf

Apparently we need part number "A 000 989 36 60" and google led me to a german forum that paraphrases as "its a rip ioff, i use normal silicon spray"

Translated version of http://www.mbslk.de/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forums&file=viewtopic& topic=41765&forum=4&start=10&highlight=

Translated version of http://www.mbslk.de/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forums&file=viewtopic& topic=41765&forum=4&start=10&highlight=

So... what do people on here use to lube their seals?
richard_leeds is offline  
post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 04:42 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Nov 2007
Location: Canary Island, Spain
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello!

I use this one

Einszett Rubber Protection, also named Gummi Pfledge



and all the rattle disappear.

6 € more or less

Regards
JulsM likes this.
wadoline is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #24 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 09:26 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: May 2010
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm wondering if SLK280DS's trick works on 230 Kompressor model? Does anyone has already tried it?
Thanks
bars is offline  
post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 08:12 PM
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Feb 2013
Vehicle: Mercedes Benz SLK 230 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bars View Post
I'm wondering if SLK280DS's trick works on 230 Kompressor model? Does anyone has already tried it?
Thanks
I'm wondering the same. I just got this car last year because I love the R170 design. And this top is just noisy with creeks. It was limbed one time but it only lasted, I'd say a few months. Curious about the dots.
Gabriel77 is offline  
post #26 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 06:17 AM
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi all,

I had the creaking problem that people talked about and apparently it's due to the hardening of the rubber which is in contact with the various metal parts. Someone told me that you can buy this OWS Body Flex spray (German brand). Bought a can for less than $30 (SGD) and applied it by spraying onto a sponge and then going over all the rubber points. What i did was to lower the roof which will allow access to the top of the windscreem then open the trunk which will allow access to most of the other rubber areas.

It works. The creaking has reduced significantly. I will probably do it regularly over the next few months just to treat the rubber.
smiley78x is offline  
post #27 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 09:26 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: SLK 55 2005
Location: California
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it is the rubber seals (annoying squeaking, when the chassis flexes) use DuPont GPL 205 Krytox General Purpose Grease - 2 Oz Tube

the Gummi is great but only lasted for a few weeks for me. The Krytox will last 6 months +


Now I am running around trying to get rid of the rattles which is a combination effort of felt and tightening/adjusting all the roof screws and the trunk safety partition. Anyone try just removing the partition?
IMDUCATI is offline  
post #28 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 04:03 PM
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Aug 2013
Vehicle: 2009 SL350
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sagey View Post
After fixing the roof creak with some felt I started getting an annoying rattle from the boot area. I thought the boot lid needed adjustment but the noise wouldn't go away. I finally traced it to the handle mechanism on the boot protector/seperator. I noticed that when the handle was closed it didn't rattle. I opened it up using the two screws and slipped two pieces of large felt into each side. This was the best that I could do as I couldn't open it up fully. Anyway noise stopped immediately and you can't see the felt so I was happy.

I think the car should have been supplied with a roll of felt

If any one has a rattle from the boot I would try a test to see if it is the same problem as mine. Just tie up the handle using string so that it is closed and see if the noise goes away.
Hi Sagey,

I have the same sort of rattle coming from the boot when the roof is up and the separator is pulled out and locked in place - do you mean inside the squeeze handle is where you found your rattle?
John McMurray is offline  
post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-12-2014, 02:41 AM
BenzWorld Member
 
lordlee's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2011
Vehicle: SL500 R230, SLK300 R171
Location: UK
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
I have a roof rattle on the partners R171 although it maybe a boot one - its very difficult to tell. I have tried adjusting the black plastic tabs on the boot and also one side of the rear screen adjustment tab - no difference. I also checked the rubber bump stops in the boot and they appear to be the same height so I've left them as is. I have been around the roof seals with Gummi Pflege and they are looking to be in rude health so I'm a little stumped on what to try next. Any ideas please?
lordlee is offline  
post #30 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 07:07 PM
BenzWorld Newbie
 
Date registered: Apr 2019
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
After your top closes by itself, how do you get it to working properlyagain. Mine went down, folded neatly in a pile in the truck area, and now it will not move up or down...Thanks for any suggestions !
Squeeker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Roadster Forums > R171 SLK-Class

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
Pano Roof Rattle yes11235 W251 R-Class 14 06-17-2012 07:12 AM
is there an actual MB door latch rattle fix yet? da_nailgun R171 SLK-Class 3 11-03-2005 12:52 AM
Roof Rattle KPG6 R230 SL-Class 1 06-29-2004 03:05 PM
Roof rattle/vibration Paul R170 SLK-Class 8 04-10-2002 02:40 PM
Roof Liner Rattle... ML_S40_RX W163 M-Class 3 04-01-2002 01:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome