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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for the reply, sorry it took so long. I am hoping this topic will move back to the top so you see it. I am not particularly familiar with the areas of the top you are talking about lubricating. Could you elaborate a biut more or provide pics? I would really appreciate it. I would like to avoid having to go to a interior/fabric shop or dealership for something this petty. By the way, I have some silicon grease that I use to lube my weather striping. This is basically like krytox, I believe. Thanks for listening!

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Thanks for the reply, sorry it took so long.  I am hoping this topic will move back to the top so you see it.  I am not particularly familiar with the areas of the top you are talking about lubricating.  Could you elaborate a biut more or provide pics?  I would really appreciate it.  I would like to avoid having to go to a interior/fabric shop or dealership for something this petty.  By the way, I have some silicon grease that I use to lube my weather striping.  This is basically like krytox, I believe.  Thanks for listening!
You will need to:

1. Open the convertible top half-way.

2. Apply lubricant (krytox) thinly onto the rubber spacer only.

cab_top_lube.gif

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Well My 2000 996 cab H/T was squeky and rattling. My Porsche dealer installed a set of new 'Latches' that hold the H/T in the rear and lubricated the front. It is amazingly quite now.

There could be a TSB on this, I am not sure, but take it to your Porsche dealer and see if they will do it for you.

Noor.

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Loren, you ARE the man. Thanks so much, I will be trying this as soon as I get home today.

Don, I am very interested in the specifics of the TSBs if you could post em.

Thank you very much, fellas.

Patrick

Edit: I saw the section on here where it lists the TSBs by number. Is there anywhere where I can find the specific information on the TSB?

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Edit:  I saw the section on here where it lists the TSBs by number.  Is there anywhere where I can find the specific information on the TSB?

Patrick,

Contributing Members can view actual TSB online here. We have no set amount for donations, whatever you feel is appropriate. To donate, simply click one of the PayPal image links at the bottom of any page or on the Donations link at the top.

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I had a squeaky cab top as well on my 200 996 C4. I tried a BMW product by the name of "GummiFlege" <sp?> to no avail. Maybe because I didn't apply it right, I am not sure. It didn't help.

I took my car into the dealership, and the tech said he lubricated all the seals. It is now extremely quiet and I am really happy with it!

They also fixed a very noticable creaking type sound whenever I turned the wheel and went over a bump. I took the tech for a ride, and he informed me as soon as he heard the noise that it was the "knee-bar". They inserted some felt lining on either side of the kneebar and it took care of that problem as well.

Between my fixed squeaky top and my kneebar being fixed, my car is really quiet (well relatively speaking!)

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  • 5 years later...

I am the second owner on a low miles (8800 on acquisition) C4 Cab. I live in Portland, OR and noticed no top squeaky noise until the temperature dropped. Now with the temp in the 40's, the noise has gotten pretty bad. I am looking forward to trying the Krytox solution and reviewing the TSB. I was pretty concerned about this until I saw these posts. Great site!

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  • 2 years later...

I have a 2004 996 cab and the top is squeaky and slow while moving. I have never lubricated the top for the 6 years I've owned it. Does anyone have a TSB or can they let me know exactly how and where (I'm sure there are several places) to apply Krytox or other lubricant as preventative maintenance and to stop the squeaks. Thanks!

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Thanks Loren for your reply.

I apologize, my original post was unclear - I am talking about the soft top squeaking and moving slowly when it is being raised and lowered. Do you have any info on exactly what the lubrication points are for the soft top? Also, while I'm lubricating things, the rear wing also squeaks and moves slowly when being raised and lowered - any info on lubrication for the rear wing?

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