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moxieskipper
03-17-2009, 05:31 PM
Since the nice weather is finally here I\'ve begun to \"power-use\" the Sunroof. I bought my 04 MCS late last fall and never had the chance to use it. Now I hear some nasty squeaking when I open the sunroof and it almost sounds like there is some type of grit in there :blink:.

Anyone have maintenance tips for the Mini sunroof?

Cheers,

Moxie

Fei
03-17-2009, 06:02 PM
I would put some grease onto the rails, I do it twice a year.

supercuper
03-17-2009, 07:09 PM
I was having this exact problem yesterday. Thanks for the tip.

Alex:lol:

moxieskipper
03-17-2009, 07:16 PM
Any special type of grease?

Thanks,

Moxie

supercuper
03-17-2009, 07:33 PM
This might help - http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/73456-sunroof-suddenly-squeaky.html

Alex:lol:

moxieskipper
03-17-2009, 11:54 PM
Thanks for the info!

Cheers,

Moxie

gtc
03-18-2009, 03:12 AM
White lithium grease did the trick for our Mini and most spray bottles come with a straw making it pretty easy to hit most of the track. A 5 minute job made all the difference in the world!

supercuper
03-18-2009, 11:07 AM
I assume this is something that can be picked up at Canadian Tire?

Alex:lol:

Sideways
03-18-2009, 04:34 PM
Hmmm, will have to look into this...
My Sunroof was making some noise last year, seemed to struggle to close on the HWY. Thanks for the suggestion

moxieskipper
03-18-2009, 06:47 PM
Well I didn\'t want to make a mess with White Lithium Grease so I tried some Gig-a-Loo spray and it solved my problem for now. Smooth as silk!