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Sunroof lubricant

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Jun 25, 2020
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San Diego, CA
There is an existing thread for this topic...


...but it ended up in the "Interior & Exterior" sub-category with no exposure

I have a can of white lithium grease, with a straw to direct the spray of the grease.

Stupid question, but I am unable to reach both sides of the entire sunroof track, on both sides of the car (4 tracks total), specially in the back portion of the track, near the rear of the car.

How do I lube the entire track, for all four tracks? My sunroof is sputtering.

Brian
 

aerodyne

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Nov 19, 2018
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There is a procedure for this on line.

Part of the task is opening roof 30% and cleaning the rest.

I did some cleaning, and the vibrations are less now.

Bought a small tube of the klubesynth, have not used it yet.

See below:
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Gtech

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Dec 4, 2016
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Netherlands, Berkel en Rodenrijs
There is a procedure for this on line.

Part of the task is opening roof 30% and cleaning the rest.

I did some cleaning, and the vibrations are less now.

Bought a small tube of the klubesynth, have not used it yet.

See below:View attachment 650389
Do you think the roof needs calibration because the sliding roof is re-installed or is calibration not necessary if your roof isn't sputtering?

Really hate the fact that Toolbox isn't available for us to use it for this kinda stuff while on the other hand I can buy OEM BMW diagnose/coding software and cable (my other car) for 15 dollar on eBay...
 

KalJoMoS

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Aug 11, 2019
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I believe the re-calibration is to re-initiate sunroof motors to know what is the starting point and the stop end. Really hoping it’s just moving the roof lock-to-open just as one does with the windows.
 
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TwistedGray

Model S VIN: 00070
Mar 12, 2021
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Monterey Bay, CA
Wow your braver than I am to remove your sunroof.

Lol, I didn't do it!

It was not cheap, but it is now functional. Tesla's quote was $2,500 to replace everything to the newer style, and I paid a bit more than 1/3rd of that to replace the left and right drive cables, the right link assembly, and the left motor. They're in the mindset of remove and replace; whereas, I found a shop in the Bay Area that's more of diagnose and repair/replace.

Parts were $60 per cable, $35 for the link assembly, and $190 for the left motor. The remaining $$$ was five hours of labor.
 
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