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Hi all. I'm new to forum which I found today. I've purchased a used approved 5 series Luxury yesterday. It's 2016 with 18k miles on the clock. I had to travel 200+ miles to pickup from the BMW dealership. Before travelling I had tried out the F10 Luxury and M Sport at a local dealership and enjoyed both ( I have prev had Audi A4's). On the journey back I had to drive forseveral hours on the motorway at high speeds and noticed a lot of wind noise around the front screen (at least it sounded like it was around the front windscreen). I turned the radio up to hide the wind noise. Is this wind noise common to the 5 series (F10)? Any help or comments are greatly appreciated before I think of contacting a dealership to try to technically resolve. Thanks guys.
I had my windscreen replaced last year and Autoglass on the face of it did a good job as far as I can see. I didn’t use the car for motorways much after that but latterly it’s been on a number of long journeys at higher speeds. I’m getting a pronounced wind noise from the top of the windscreen, the noise seems to be coming from all along the top of the screen the full width of the car. It becomes audible at about 50mph and is particularly noticeable at motorway speeds. I read that missing jack blanking plates on the chassis rails can cause wind to whistle around the A pillar but mine are all intact. I even splashed out on a new door seal the other day as the old one was split in places. Sadly it didn’t make any difference to the wind noise. The seal around the windscreen appears to be fitted fine; nice and flush. I’ve attached a couple of pics. The first is of the top corner of the screen, I recall the OE seal looked very slightly different. On the second picture there are 12 small slots down each side of the windscreen. Does any of this look awry to any other E39 owners out there? I read that E39 screens are very sensitive to being aligned very precisely when fitting and that even some special BMW tools or spacers should be used. Can anyone shed any light onto this? The car's so quiet and refined otherwise!