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Sunroof lubricant

No CO2

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

Sunroof lubricant?

I recently took the MS in because the sunroof was "stuttering" a bit towards the end of travel while opening. I asked the tech what they used to lubricate the tracks so I could DIY in the future. He showed me a container of Klubersynth RA 44-702. I tried searching on this hoping to find it for...
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...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
 
May 13, 2019
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Funny enough I am taking my car in next week for the sunroof sputtering as well as a small laundry list of other things. My 2016 90D has always done it since I bought it used about 2 years ago and never really had time for them to check it out but figured I might add it while they are looking at other things.

If I were you, I don't think I would use white lithium grease on it, maybe try Dupont Krytox lube. I don't have 1st hand experience using either on a sunroof track but I wouldnt risk a short term fix and then a long cleanup of removing it and putting the correct lubricant in there. Seems like a lot of work if you use the wrong stuff.

I've never tried to lube it myself but here are some other threads about it:
 

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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.
According to the service manual you’ll have to take off the sunroof in order to lubricate it and replace the screws that hold it in place. I paid my SC to do it but I doubt if they really took it off.
 

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San Diego, CA
Thank you for your replies, however my question was not about which lube to use, but after you have whatever lube, how did you apply it to all four rails, for the entire length of the rail? Did you remove the sunroof (doubtful)?

My SC quoted $117, and mobile service too at my place, so 1/2 hour job (at $200 per hour labor)
 
May 13, 2019
451
1,341
Raleigh, NC
Thank you for your replies, however my question was not about which lube to use, but after you have whatever lube, how did you apply it to all four rails, for the entire length of the rail? Did you remove the sunroof (doubtful)?

My SC quoted $117, and mobile service too at my place, so 1/2 hour job (at $200 per hour labor)

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