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Old 07-26-2005, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I thought I was screwed when my 325is sunroof wouldn't tilt up or open!! After getting the car back today, they found the only problem was the sunroof tracks needed some lube. THATS IT! Running the sunroof without enough lube will damage the tracks (new tracks=$1800). Since it's summer time EVERYONE LUBE YOUR SUNROOFS! Peace :P
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lube it with what exactly?
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LOL!! You know I don't really know what they used! I would imagine some kinda silicone? Call the dealer they'll know. Probably some "special" BMW lube. Haha
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$1800?!?!

i didnt even know my sunroof was supposed to open up all the way. i thought it just did the tilt up thing.

i was gonna ask about getting that fixed or even if my car's sunroof was supposed to open up all the way. its a 1996 318is. so? is the sunroof SUPPOSED to open up all the way on mine??
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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use some wd 40.. whats the big deal! damn!
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Word, how far back is it supposed to go?

Mines goes back maybe....6 inches and then stops, but I thought it should go back all the way.
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i've askd this how many times on this forum nd no1 answered it, how far does the sunroof inside cover go back when the sun roof is on the 'tilt' mode, can some1 plz post a pic of their one!?

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When it is in tilt mode the inside should only go back about 4-6 inches to allow for some air flow.
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Yep, when mine is in tilt the inside cover goes back about 6in. Sorry too lazy right now to take a pic and upload it!
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I got it.
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Hope this helps. These are from a V3 so don't expect great detail.
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its not special bmw lube. its called white lithium grease. u can get it anywhere. peace -vince
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I thought it would probably use lithium grease.
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Originally posted by camnipotent+Jul 30 2005, 12:09 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(camnipotent @ Jul 30 2005, 12:09 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>When it is in tilt mode the inside should only go back about 4-6 inches to allow for some air flow.
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Yep, when mine is in tilt the inside cover goes back about 6in. Sorry too lazy right now to take a pic and upload it!
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thnx 4 tht, yay its not broken, i looked inside an e36 touring and the thing was fully back, oh well just glad to knw mine isnt broken!

thnx again
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