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Old 07-30-2018, 11:23 PM
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how to quiet the door hinges?

My door hinges creak - both on drivers and pass. sides. Dealer says don't spray lube on them - not the way to go. Its the one in the middle that makes the noise seemingly at full open. Super cheap sound/feel for such a well engineered vehicle. Its my 3rd 911 so I understand it happens on all of them, but it makes a bad impression w/passengers. Any tricks to quiet the hinge? Car is 19 months with 18k mi.

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Don't know why dealers won't use a spray lube. Have you tried a shot of WD40?
 
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White lithium grease.
 
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I am in the same camp. My last car had the same creak/groan in the door hinges. I tried white lithium grease and it didn’t work. My car was just at the dealer and I asked him to lubricate the doors. When I got the car back it’s still makes the same noise. I’m interested to know if anybody finds a cure.
 

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Mine don"t creak at all and my 2012 C2S also did not make any creaking sound.
 
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Mine don"t creak at all and my 2012 C2S also did not make any creaking sound.
mine creaks
 
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I would lube them regardless of what the dealer says!
 
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Porsche has new updated hinges!

I brought it to the dealerís attention after I saw them on Suncoastís website. Updated plastics.

They were here installed under warranty - car is like new. The whole car! Not just the doors (just kidding - but it makes a huge physiological impact to have silent door hinges)

get em me if you need them

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Originally Posted by drspeed View Post
I brought it to the dealerís attention after I saw them on Suncoastís website. Updated plastics.

They were here installed under warranty - car is like new. The whole car! Not just the doors (just kidding - but it makes a huge physiological impact to have silent door hinges)

get em me if you need them

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Updated plastics? Link?
 
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Nice find - wonder what year they started installing these in?
 
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should have got the update

Under warranty but I could not wait and applied wd 40. It woked.
 
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Originally Posted by Bob Z. View Post
Nice find - wonder what year they started installing these in?
on my 2012.5 991.1 (lots of decimals LOL) the hinges were quiet for 3+ yrs on my drivers door and never made noise on the pass side. With my 2017 it took about 12-14 months and they literally sounded like an old car on both sides.

it feels like a new car now.
 
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So maybe they were upgraded with the 2018 MY?
 
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I have sanded and polished mine to a very smooth surface. No more squeaks.
 

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