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A greasy question

Post by mnde »

Any tips on how best to lube the sunroof runners. Plenty of WD? Silicon spray? Copper grease spray? The sunroof on my new Meteor opens OK, but is reluctant to shut and needs a helping hand.

Similarly does anyone have any tips on silencing creaking doors? I tried with plenty of WD on my other BX in the past, but it did nothing. Can you get at the mechanism inside the door if you take the doorcard off, so that you can grease the entire length of the checkstrap?

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Post by cavmad »

Have you tried spray grease? I found it worked well on other cars.
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Post by mnde »

Yeah I've got some copper grease which I've used on hinges and backs-of-brakepads on my GSA. I'll give it a go. Just haven't had a chance to try anything yet - it's been a very busy weekend!

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Post by sleepy0905 »

you may find the grease on the sunroof cables has solidified and you will need to remove the cables to clean and regrease them, this can be done in situ you only need to remove the glass panel and motor i have done this on mine. :)
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Post by DLM »

My first move when tackling a sticky sunroof is to use the manual hex key to work the sunroof through its full travel in both directions. This should live in the removable flap under the sunroof motor housing. Plenty of manual operation can do a world of good to dispel "tackiness" and "clinging" at the sides of the sunroof.
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Post by mnde »

OK, I'll give this a try as the hex key is present. At the same time I'm going to give the velour(?) seal a good brush as it's caked in algae!

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Post by ken newbold »

A good dose of silicone spray on the seal will help keep it supple.
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Glycerine will make it supple again if it has deteriorated, then use the silicone spray

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Post by stuart_hedges »

Be careful of those creaky doors. No idea what they're like on BXs but on Pug 309s they are actually impossible to grease. By the time mum's was getting into its teens we'd learned not to open them fully but if ever we gave lifts to people they'd be guaranteed to open them all the way... where they'd stick!