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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Screeching drop glass? *Useful tip* Another FAQ Reply with quote

The 996 & 986 seem to suffer greatly from squeaky, scheechy drop glasses. If ignored the regulator cables stretch and eventually snap.

A useful tip, other than keep the windows clean (use a decent glass cleaner, I use Autoglym but there are many available) I have found the most likely cause to be the outer glass scraper seal has worked it's way inbound adding excessive pressure to the drop glass.

The seal does not push down, it pulls away, or onto the door shell. I have taken a photo to explain in more detail.

Lower the glass fully, then put 4 fingers down inbetween the inner and outer seal then pull the seal towards you. It should pull back onto the door shell but it is difficult to do, just be firm. You'll get the jist.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I am taller than 3 foot... the reflection is distorted! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it also a necessary part of the check to salute military style with the other hand?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

996UFO wrote:
Is it also a necessary part of the check to salute military style with the other hand?

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...and have a black rectangle obsuring your eyes in traditional SAS style..

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lloyd, another great tip from a great poster!
You and Richard H should set up a Porsche consultancy firm!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lloyd, another great tip from a great poster!
You and Richard H should set up a Porsche consultancy firm!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for the tip. I'm fed up spraying silicone lubricant and smearing the glass!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tip, will check this out at the weekend. Moved to 996 FAQ too Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give my seals a good coating of Autoglym rubber restorer as well

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year I left the car under a tree and got a very thin coating of sticky crap on the glass which I hadn't noticed until the regulator broke.

Since then the rubber has always tended to fold in a bit on lowering so today I will be trying to gently finger my seal back in place as illustrated.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tip and perfect timing - cheers Lloyd!
 
  
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