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TITLE All E34 owners - E34 leading edge of both rear doors window frame rusting
From: Christopher Cheung chrischeung_at_usa.net
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 02:57:20


I have an 89 E34 525I, with 55K miles on it, always garaged. I just noticed that the leading edge of the rear door, where the window frame meets the actual door is rusting on the inside. This is the metal inside the rubber protective strip around the window frame. To see it properly, you need to open the front or rear door, and it is above the top rear door hinge. The metal within the rubber has been rusting, and has bubbled for about half an inch within the rubber. The metal is exposed out of the rubber seals at that point. This is on both rear doors.

Does anyone else have this experience? Is there an easy solution to this problem? I am wondering if that piece of the frame can be removed, and treated or replaced. Any advice would be welcome. As it appears on both doors, I guess this is a design or manufacturing fault perhaps it only occurs on the early E34s? Other E34 owners, I suggest you also check this area.

Any help would be most welcome. Thanks all.

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