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Convertible Top


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Was wondering if anyone has any useful tips for maintaining the smooth running of the convertible top and clamshell. I've noticed a brief increase in faults for Cab cars in general and this got me thinking as to whether people just leave the system alone since it "ain't broke" or if the apparent complexity of the top mechanisms scare the owners from the off.

Especially with the ability to open when rolling, i'd have assumed that ensuring that all critical joints and gears are well oiled and lubed for least resistance would go a long way in preventing any failures or premature wear.

What's everyone's thoughts on this?

Cheers,

Pop

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Was wondering if anyone has any useful tips for maintaining the smooth running of the convertible top and clamshell. I've noticed a brief increase in faults for Cab cars in general and this got me thinking as to whether people just leave the system alone since it "ain't broke" or if the apparent complexity of the top mechanisms scare the owners from the off.

Especially with the ability to open when rolling, i'd have assumed that ensuring that all critical joints and gears are well oiled and lubed for least resistance would go a long way in preventing any failures or premature wear.

What's everyone's thoughts on this?

Cheers,

Pop

Popolou:

I am currently compiling a "Convertible Top Lubrication and Tune-Up" procedure for Boxsters which will cover exactly what you are talking about. I agree that older Boxsters, especially, should have a number of small parts, bushings, etc. replaced and/or lubricated as a preventive measure and that it would greatly reduce the incidence of damage to these tops.

I will have it ready before Spring, when a lot of Boxsters come out of hibernation around here.

Regards, Maurice.

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Was wondering if anyone has any useful tips for maintaining the smooth running of the convertible top and clamshell. I've noticed a brief increase in faults for Cab cars in general and this got me thinking as to whether people just leave the system alone since it "ain't broke" or if the apparent complexity of the top mechanisms scare the owners from the off.

Especially with the ability to open when rolling, i'd have assumed that ensuring that all critical joints and gears are well oiled and lubed for least resistance would go a long way in preventing any failures or premature wear.

What's everyone's thoughts on this?

Cheers,

Pop

Popolou:

I am currently compiling a "Convertible Top Lubrication and Tune-Up" procedure for Boxsters which will cover exactly what you are talking about. I agree that older Boxsters, especially, should have a number of small parts, bushings, etc. replaced and/or lubricated as a preventive measure and that it would greatly reduce the incidence of damage to these tops.

I will have it ready before Spring, when a lot of Boxsters come out of hibernation around here.

Regards, Maurice.

Hi Maurice.

Just wondering if you have any update on this ?

Thanks a mill

JD

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