SL R230 roof

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by mat8n, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. mat8n

    mat8n Banned

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    can you stop half way through the opening and shutting procedure to treat all the seals/rubber?

    Is there a certain place to stop? or can you leave it anywhere? leave the engine running/ignition on?

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  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    IIRC from reading other threads on this, one has to employ a sturdy wooden block between the screen top edge and the front of the roof.

    I'm sure an SL owner will be along soon to clarify
     
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    JRH30 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I just stop mine in the position I want by letting go of the closing lever. then apply rubber solution and then close. Very easy.
     
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    SamPcdCar New Member

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    You don't need to use a piece of wood! You just let go of the switch half way through it opening and it will stay in that position for 5 minutes, after which it will beep and then continue.
     
  5. lxi

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    You open the roof slightly less than halfway - the front of the roof should be about 50cm from the top of the screen.

    Using a bit of timber (doesn't have to be over strong as the roof is close to balance point) put it between the two edges (front of roof & top of screen) & turn the ignition/engine off. You should only leave a few cm space front to back either side

    Put one hand on the front of the roof because after about 10 seconds or so it will start to move forward under gravity - slow it down & make sure the wood is lined up centrally & let the whole lot come together.

    The alarm to say the roof isn't open or closed stops after a few seconds.

    You can leave it that way as long as you like - no strain on any of the mechanism.

    When you've finished, start the engine & lift the lever to open the roof - as it moves back, grab the wood (or it lands on you :D) & that's it.
     
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    Only if the job is quick - by definition, at some point you've got arms through the multitude of struts - the roof is bloody heavy & these struts form a nice scissors action when it comes down!
     
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