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Wind noise, anything I can do?

Hey guys, I am having a hard time hearing myself think, talking to my partner or even listening to the radio when driving at over 30MPH.

Is there anything I can do to stop the wind whisteling in through what sounds like the windows and behind me somewhere?

Thanks!

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One easy to fix problem is when the front of the soft top doesn't mate properly with the rubber seal. I lift the roof off the seal, smear a very small amount of vaseline thinly on the rubber seal, then wipe it with a cloth and then latch the roof back in position again. That seems to get the seal back to normal. There is also adjusting the two latches as well of course.

Not sure about the windows, maybe someone else can help.
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Is there anything I can do to stop the wind whisteling in through what sounds like the windows and behind me somewhere?

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Wind the windows down and drop the hood as a quick fix?
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Apart from me buying a japanese Mercedes....

Ill try the vasaline
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I believe that getting the hood and windows adjusted correctly .............................. maybe even renewing some seals will make a lot of difference. Many MGF's have poorly fitted hoods and poorly adjusted windows.
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Hey guys, I am having a hard time hearing myself think, talking to my partner or even listening to the radio when driving at over 30MPH.

Is there anything I can do to stop the wind whisteling in through what sounds like the windows and behind me somewhere?

Thanks!

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Surely fixing the issue is a double-edged sword. On the plus side, you'll be able to hear the radio. On the minus side...
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Fixing the hood gaps behind the dorr would be impossible I should think, although there is some adjustment in that area and you might improve it - there was a thread on this last year. I don't notice it to be honest.

I do notice moise from the front seal or windows.

There is a tiny gap where the window meets the seal at the point where the top of the window glass breaks direction. If you have more gap than that, maybe the windows have tilted on their stops? You could check by smearing something like zinc oxide (white) cream on the top of a partly lowered window, then raising it, then lowering it again and seeing whether the zinc oxide cream forms an unbroken line of the seal.

The rubber hood/window seal can get a bit tired over time apparently and there was a thread not so long ago (more to do with water ingress) that suggested plumping up the seals by inserting a sort of nitrile(?) rubber tube into the channel that runs through the middle of the seals.
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You drive with the hood up?
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You drive with the hood up?
That was my thought

When I first had a new hood, bought and fitted at BAS, it made a noticeably massive difference compared to the old, oem hood which was, I don't know six or seven years old at that point (I had to drive it home with the hood up - it was snowing). It did feel and sound more like driving a normal car in the cabin.

Not to say a new hood is what you need but it goes to show what a well fitted hood and rubbers can do.

You can also get a Hood Liner for the soft top which people who've had it seem to like and think it does reduce noise. TF Spark LE and hood
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Wind noise only bothers me over.... oh, better not post that!
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I think there are tablets out there nowadays for that type of complaint.
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