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Old 08-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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Lubricating top mechanism?

Just wondering what a good grease to use on the top mechanism? I noticed the one side of the top cover "judders" a bit during movement I'm assuming it just needs to be lubricated..

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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perhaps try some white lithium grease
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:55 PM   #3
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perhaps try some white lithium grease
That's what I used
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:15 AM   #4
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In a pinch you can use petroleum jelly, I started using it for lube after Porsche recommended rubbing it into the black fuchs wheels, it's cheap too.,, every dollar store has it.
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Krytox or Wurth products.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:54 AM   #6
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That's what I used
Did it solve the juddering?

Mine has been like this, and when I first asked about it within the P-car community people told me the top mechanisms were sealed and non-greasable.

I've since realized that it's not the TOP mechanism that judders, it's the body-color metal panel that slides forward and back to cover the top when it's down.

I'm going to apply some chassis grease, very lightly, in all the mechanisms I can find and see if it smooths out.
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Did it solve the juddering?

Mine has been like this, and when I first asked about it within the P-car community people told me the top mechanisms were sealed and non-greasable.

I've since realized that it's not the TOP mechanism that judders, it's the body-color metal panel that slides forward and back to cover the top when it's down.

I'm going to apply some chassis grease, very lightly, in all the mechanisms I can find and see if it smooths out.

On mine, there is a rail on each side in which a mechanism slides back and fourth, it's really easy to clean and re grease annually.
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Did it solve the juddering?

Mine has been like this, and when I first asked about it within the P-car community people told me the top mechanisms were sealed and non-greasable.

I've since realized that it's not the TOP mechanism that judders, it's the body-color metal panel that slides forward and back to cover the top when it's down.

I'm going to apply some chassis grease, very lightly, in all the mechanisms I can find and see if it smooths out.
I put some lithium grease in the tracks today and the judder is gone
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