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996 Tail Spoiler: Coffee Grinder Noise

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My 996 '00 C2 tail/rear spoiler makes this coffee grinder noise when opening or closing in a static check while being activated from the footwell toggle switch (After flight check).

Although, this noise is still not audible by the cabin occupants at applicable highway speeds.

The spoiler works as intended but its laborious movement feels like one or more bearing/gear(s) are getting tired or require some grease of some kinds: silicone, synthetic, not sure? and how/where to be applied, even more ignorant ...

Any insight, from this august group, would be appreciated!

Merci!

Martin

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Mine did the same thing. I lubed the two stanchion tubes(? not sure of the name) with with lithium grease and worked the wing up and down several times with the switch. For mine it appeared that the friction from the dry plastic rubbing against each other was causing the noise.

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Great idea, Detoxx! Thanks for the tip; I will try that!Martin

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Mine did the same thing. I lubed the two stanchion tubes(? not sure of the name) with with lithium grease and worked the wing up and down several times with the switch. For mine it appeared that the friction from the dry plastic rubbing against each other was causing the noiseJ

Do you think WD-40 would do the trick? I just noticed the same noise on mine, perhaps not as bad as a coffee grinder... its more akin to nails on a chalk board.

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WD-40 is not a lubricant, it will wash away any grease left. You can pickup lithium grease from any autoparts store

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Careful while applying the litihum grease. That crap gets EVERYWHERE and looks gross if overapplied.

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