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wind noise

.. not from me, from my TF

I'm sure it wasn't this bad in the 115 I had but that was a good 4 or 5 years ago so maybe I forgot.. How bad is yours, and how do you minimize it? Was thinking perhaps a bit of rubber to seal between the roof/windscreen frame, or adjusting the roof for a better fit? The roof is quite tight to close also.. it's pretty bad when you get up to 70, making journeys uncomfortably loud

any ideas??
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Its all about soundwave resonance, there'll be a spot at about 130mph where the wind noise dies off.......
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Drop your top and you won't care about the wind noise
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Get a TT and you won't hear the wind noise ...
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I seem to get wind noise from the side, just behind the door. Not from the top of A pillar or windows (even though there's a small gap, but water doesn't enter).

I'll let you know when I cover the 1700kms from Barcelona to London and if I've gone nuts. Maybe use some gaffer tape to do a 'proper' seal.
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Hi I had the same problem when i first got my tf, found the doors were not closing 'snug' enough to seal properly - quite a draft from behind when you put your hand behind the seat. Adjustment of door latches curred this and cut down the wind noise by a good 50%. Other than that it's part and parcel...
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I think it is all in the fitting/seals.

When I had my 8 year old oem hood replaced by a new BAS one I was amazed at the diffrence/reducation in wind noise.
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Drop your top and you won't care about the wind noise
good shout, doesnt stop the mrs whinging at the night got the top down for the first time in a while, reminded me why I love the thing that said

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I seem to get wind noise from the side, just behind the door. Not from the top of A pillar or windows (even though there's a small gap, but water doesn't enter).

I'll let you know when I cover the 1700kms from Barcelona to London and if I've gone nuts. Maybe use some gaffer tape to do a 'proper' seal.
yeah I think I get a bit of noise from there too I think - teeny gap beghind the headrests too -
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Hi I had the same problem when i first got my tf, found the doors were not closing 'snug' enough to seal properly - quite a draft from behind when you put your hand behind the seat. Adjustment of door latches curred this and cut down the wind noise by a good 50%. Other than that it's part and parcel...
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I think it is all in the fitting/seals.

When I had my 8 year old oem hood replaced by a new BAS one I was amazed at the diffrence/reducation in wind noise.
think you might be right there; I wonder if playing with the adjusters by the hinges will do the trick
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Drop your top AND get a TT. You will then be deaf and your ears will have dropped off with the frostbite anyway!

I travel 250+ miles per week mainly on Motorway and have no great issue with wind noise. However, Mrs. Northend's is noisy but that is because the hood sits less securely on the window glass. It just needs adjustment. Maybe try this?
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I seem to get wind noise from the side, just behind the door. Not from the top of A pillar or windows (even though there's a small gap, but water doesn't enter).

I'll let you know when I cover the 1700kms from Barcelona to London and if I've gone nuts. Maybe use some gaffer tape to do a 'proper' seal.


I think you having the same problem i had on my F, the small gap where the roof is supposed to meet the rear Q/panel?

If so, i managed to fix this a few weeks ago by adjusting the two ball jointed struts which attach the roof just behind your head on the parcel shelf.

They are held into their sockets with two C clips (can email you a few photos if you want) once you've popped these -rather fiddly- clips out, remove the struts and tighten them down with a couple of spanners. They are fairly stiff and i did scrape the paint on them a bit so you may want to respray them after... i couldnt be bothered though.

refit in reverse.

hope this helps.
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ah I solved the problem I was having!

Basically it was the catches not closing the roof firmly enough. remidied by popping out the wire bits that lock the golden hex shaped long adjustor, few turns, and it tightens the catch. close it and it locks tight!!

Now it's so rediculously quiet, can have a normal volume conversation, and it's as quiet as the 200 bubble I had not too long ago
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Great news

Just to add another tip, Mungo was fairly whistly with the top down when we first got him - it was the wind whipping over the top of the windscreen. This went away almost entirely once we fitted sun visors.

Yes, they may be utterly useless flappy bits, but they're good for at least something
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Great news

Just to add another tip, Mungo was fairly whistly with the top down when we first got him - it was the wind whipping over the top of the windscreen. This went away almost entirely once we fitted sun visors.

Yes, they may be utterly useless flappy bits, but they're good for at least something
ah wouldn't have thought of that, well worth knowing!
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ah I solved the problem I was having!

Basically it was the catches not closing the roof firmly enough. remidied by popping out the wire bits that lock the golden hex shaped long adjustor, few turns, and it tightens the catch. close it and it locks tight!!

Now it's so rediculously quiet, can have a normal volume conversation, and it's as quiet as the 200 bubble I had not too long ago

Aaah, yep had that problem too. I seem to have to keep re-tightening my catches every few weeks now...
Must be all that
"ooh! it's sunny, roof down"
"Noo cloud! roof back up" i have to repeat daily.

Spring in the uk - deadly to MG roofs.
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