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fullthrottle52 05-30-2012 05:44 PM

Spoiler issues
 
I was showing my neighbor the spoiler the other day and when I pushed the switch for it to go up it groaned and moaned going up. It was as if it wasn't going to make it up. It was the same going down. Is there a way to grease or oil the mechanism that raises and lowers it. I'm afraid it is going to grind to a halt when I'm driving. Any help would be appreciated.

Please, no viagra jokes. :).

kbiggar 05-30-2012 06:39 PM

I have same issues. Any insight would be helpful!

kbiggar 05-31-2012 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by fullthrottle52 (Post 292140)
I was showing my neighbor the spoiler the other day and when I pushed the switch for it to go up it groaned and moaned going up. It was as if it wasn't going to make it up. It was the same going down. Is there a way to grease or oil the mechanism that raises and lowers it. I'm afraid it is going to grind to a halt when I'm driving. Any help would be appreciated.

Please, no viagra jokes. :).

Some posts suggest white lithium grease. I will try it and let you know how it goes.

Kyle

jb92563 05-31-2012 01:31 PM

When lubing things you should take into account how the mechanism works and then choose a wet or dry lube accordingly.

Just remember that things that get sticky type lubes should be either enclosed or not exposed to dirt that could potentially act like an abrasive on the mechanism.

I like dry lubes on things with gears and/or tracks so they don't have abrasive materials stick to them and wear them out prematurely.

Personally, I would use dry graphite on the spoiler mechanism.(Be damn careful for over spray though as its a mess if you shoot something you don't want black)

Perhaps its already straining because the spoiler mechanism is already jammed up with abrasives.

More likely though a misalignment somewhere in the system.

fullthrottle52 05-31-2012 03:22 PM

How do get to it to lube it? It looks like a sealed area. Do you go through the trunk?

Kbiggar, let me know if you find a fix.


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