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Mechanical top maintenance ?

 
Old 04-17-2019, 05:48 AM
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Mechanical top maintenance ?

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Is there any maintenance to perform on the mechanical top. Would any lubricant be helpful?
When my top opens and I watch it from the real view mirror one of the sides seems to take longer to get started going up.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:42 PM
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Not sure why one side is different but probably a weak cylinder or seal. The only routine maintenance I perform is checking to make sure the stops are properly adjusted and I use a microfiber to apply Areospace 303 protectant to all rubber seals, great for door and window seals as well. I used to live in the Midwest and it worked well enough where the door couldn't freeze shut.
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I just noticed that you have a 2011, I was thinking it may be older for some reason. It may be a simple adjustment, like the stops. One of the more intelligent owners will chime in with some good advice I'm certain.
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